36 - Ben Coffaro
Ben Coffaro
Height: 5-9
Weight: 183
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
High School: Elder
Position: DB

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2012:
• Saw action in all 11 games at cornerback, starting 10 times.
• Ranked fifth on the team with 50 total tackles, including 39 solo stops and two tackles for loss.
• Also posted two interceptions and two pass breakups on the season.
• Finished the year 38th in the Patriot League in total tackles.
• Totaled six tackles and an interception against Brown.
• Had six tackles, a tackle for loss and a pass breakup against Fordham.
• Recorded six total tackles during the Wagner game.
• Made three tackles and intercepted a pass in the victory over Bucknell.
• Posted five tackles against both Harvard and Lafayette.
• Totaled four tackles against Dartmouth, Colgate and Georgetown.

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 season-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).
• Majoring in Political Science.

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
2012 11-10 39 11 50 0-0 2-4 2-0 2
TOTAL 21-10 45 12 57 0-0 2-4 3-0 4