Higher Calling

Plenty of athletes crave media attention whether it's a high school recruit or an NFL star who makes good or bad choices in life. Glen Coffee is one former NFL running back who surprised many when he abruptly retired from the league after one season. He is not calling for any media attention. Coffee has made a very easy, peaceful decision to serve the Lord.
August 16, 2010

49ers Weren't Only Ones Surprised By Coffee

Former Alabama tailback Glen Coffee, who worked his way into the San Francisco 49ers playing rotation in his rooking year in the NFL, surprised his team when he announced that he would retire.
August 14, 2010

Coffee: No desire to play football

After quitting the 49ers, Glen Coffee tells the Sacramento Bee he's found Christ and has no intention of returning to the game.
August 14, 2010

49ers RB Glen Coffee tells team he's quitting

The second-year running back misses practice on Thursday, then tells his coach in a face-to-face meeting that he's leaving the game. Rookie Anthony Dixon now moves into No. 2 role behind Frank Gore.
August 13, 2010

One Great Season For One Great Back

Earlier this year, 'BAMA Magazine continued a long tradition of having its readers select the Alabama Team of the Decade. The team was previously announced, but this summer we are revisiting and taking a deeper look at those selected. Linebacker Rolando McClain was the Player of the Decade.
July 6, 2010

Coffee, Clements Among 49ers At Crossroads

Sure it's easy to say that guys like Alex Smith will have to "step up" or that Frank Gore will have to produce another monster season for the Niners to be successful in 2010, but what about some other guys below the radar? The difference between making the playoffs and not can very well hinge on the performance of the role players on this team.
June 10, 2010

Are 49ers Really Gonna Ground Coffee Again?

Standing six feet tall and weighing 209 pounds in his 49ers scarlet and gold uniform, Glen Coffee looks like a prototypical running back. Full of confidence and swagger, he acts like a running back, carrying himself like the future heir to Frank Gore's throne. Yet last year, when he got his chance on the field, Coffee looked as awkward and out of place as a New York businessman on a surfboard.
March 16, 2010