36 - Ben Coffaro
Ben Coffaro
Height: 5-9
Weight: 188
Year: So.
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
High School: Elder
Position: DB

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2011:
• Played in 10 games as a backup cornerback and on special teams.
• Totaled seven tackles, one interception, two pass breakups and one blocked punt on the season.
• Returned nine kickoffs for 225 yards, good for an average of 25.0 yards per return.
• Earned Patriot League Rookie of the Week honors following the Lafayette game, after recording three kickoff returns for 80 yards, two tackles, a pass breakup and a game-clinching interception in the final minute.
• Had a career-best four tackles and a pass breakup in the victory at Fordham, while returning two kickoffs for 47 yards.
• Made one tackle in the win over Colgate.
• Had a season-long 40-yard kickoff return against Georgetown.
• Selected to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

HIGH SCHOOL:
• Played for head coach Doug Ramsey at Elder High School.
• Served as team captain during his senior season.
• A second team All-State selection in both 2009 and 2010.
• Twice named first team All-Greater Catholic League.
• Team won the Greater Catholic League championship and finished as the state runner-up in 2008, and also claimed the district title in 2009.
• Caught 80 passes for 876 yards and five touchdowns during his senior season, as a wide receiver and running back.
• Finished his high school career with 4,417 all-purpose yards, including 2,374 rushing yards.
• Set a school record for the longest kickoff return (99 yards).
• Also lettered in baseball.

PERSONAL:
• Son of John and Joanne Coffaro.
• Has one brother (Sam) and one sister (Lauren).
• Has not yet declared a major.

 

COFFARO'S DEFENSIVE STATISTICS
YEAR GP-GS UT AT TT SACK TFL INT PBU
2011 10-0 6 1 7 0-0 0-0 1-0 2