Four-year letterman and two-year starting linebacker... Earned second-team All-Big 12 honors from Waco Tribune-Herald and honorable mention from league coaches and Associated Press... Played in 2012 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl all-star game...Named 2011 Valero Alamo Bowl Defensive MVP... Starting middle linebacker and quarterback of defense as senior in 2011... Led team with 114 total tackles (55 solo) and ranked fourth in Big 12 with 8.8 tackles-per-game... Father, Ken, played safety for Washington Redskins... Graduated from Baylor in May 2011 with degree in speech communication.
2011 (Senior): Starting middle linebacker in all 13 games, one of nine players to start every game... Earned second-team All-Big 12 honors from Waco Tribune-Herald and honorable mention from league coaches and Associated Press... Earned 2011 Valero Alamo Bowl Defensive MVP honors... Played in 2012 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl all-star game following senior season... Led team with 114 total tackles (55 solo)... Recorded five tackles-for-loss, two interceptions, five PBUs, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one QB hurry... Ranked fourth in Big 12 with 8.8 tackles-per-game... Opened season with six tackles, including two for loss, in week one win over No. 14 TCU... Tied game-high with 10 tackles and had one PBU at No. 14 Kansas State... Had career-high-tying 13 tackles in game six loss at No. 21 Texas A&M... Recovered fumble and returned 22 yards in loss at No. 3 Oklahoma State... Had 11 tackles (10 solo) and forced fumble in Homecoming win over Missouri... Named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week (Nov. 14) after having two interceptions, 10 tackles and one TFL in OT win at Kansas... Tied team-high with nine tackles, including forced fumble, and half-tackle for loss in win over Texas Tech... Recorded 200th career tackle against Texas Tech... Had nine tackles vs. Texas in 12th game... Led team with game-high 15 stops (10 assisted) and one PBU in leading BU to win over Washington in Alamo Bowl... Named defensive MVP for performance.
2010 (Junior): Played in 10 of 13 games, started nine at outside linebacker (missed three games due to ankle sprain)... Totaled 61 tackles (33 solo), 4.5 tackles-for-loss (-9 yards) and one interception... 6.1 average tackles-per-game ranked third on team... Starter in first eight games before suffering high ankle sprain in win over Kansas State in week 8... Made first career start in season-opening win over Sam Houston State, made four tackles... Had three tackles, an assisted tackle-for-loss and one pass breakup in win over Buffalo in second game... Made then-career-high 11 tackles (seven solo) in win at Rice in fourth game... Totaled seven stops, one for loss, had an interception and QB hurry in win vs. Kansas in fifth game... Led team with career-high 13 tackles (11 solo) vs. Texas Tech in sixth game... Had one tackle before leaving KSU game due to injury... Missed following three games before returning in backup role vs. No. 16 Oklahoma in 12th game -- had three tackles, one for loss... Started Texas Bowl vs. Illinois, totaled 11 tackles with two tackles-for-loss for -5 yards.
2009 (Sophomore): Played in all 12 games as reserve linebacker and on special teams as sophomore in 2009 to earn second letter... Finished with 35 tackles, two tackles for loss, one sack and one interception on season... Also had one forced fumble and one pass breakup... Saw action at linebacker in 10 games, played only special teams vs. UConn in second game and at Iowa State in sixth game... Had five tackles vs. NSU in third game... Made career-first interception in win over Kent State in fourth game... Made five stops (three solo), including one for loss, at No. 19 Oklahoma in fifth game... Recorded season-high eight tackles, including career-first sack, and forced a fumble vs. No. 14 Okla. State in seventh game... Made four tackles (two solo) at Texas A&M in 11th game.
2008 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in all 12 games to earn his first letter as a redshirt freshman on special teams and as a reserve linebacker... Tallied 14 tackles on the season with one tackle for loss and one pass breakup... Saw action at linebacker in nine of 12 contests... Made two tackles and had pass breakup in win over Washington State... Had one tackle, for a 1-yard loss, at Oklahoma State... Made a season-high three tackles at No. 5 Texas... Posted five multiple-tackle games.
2007 (True Freshman): Elected to sit out season as redshirt... Moved to linebacker during spring practice after working at safety during fall.
High School: Clements High School, Sugar Land, Texas... Talented two-way performer, two-time All-District 23-5A performer... District 23-5A utility MVP... Houston Chronicle Top 100 Area selection... 2006 Texas Football Texas Top 300 member, second-team preseason Super Team pick and tabbed one of state's top 20 defensive backs... Earned 2006 second-team All-Greater Houston honors from both Houston Chronicle and TexasPrepXtra.com after registering 59 tackles (37 solos) and three interceptions... Also caught 17 passes for 350 yards and five touchdowns, rushed 87 times for 500 yards and five touchdowns... Helped 2006 Ranger squad to 8-3 record and district co-championship... Credited with 47 tackles and three interceptions as junior when Clements finished 7-4 and advanced to Division II bi-district finals... Academic all-district selection also participated in PALS and FCA.
Personal: Son of Ken and Brenda Coffey, Elliot James Coffey was born Dec. 3, 1989... Father, Ken, was safety for NFL's Washington Redskins (1983-86)... Enjoys reading, writing and drawing... Would like to own Fortune 500 business... Graduated from Baylor in May 2011 with degree in speech communication.