Best of the Packers: Top 10 tight ends since 1960

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1. Paul Coffman (1978-85)

The Green Bay Packers signed undrafted Kansas State tight end Paul Coffman in May 1978 and after a year as a special-teams player, Coffman’s career exploded in 1979.

He caught a career-high 56 passes for 711 yards and four touchdowns and went on to earn three Pro Bowl bids (1982-84). He had career-highs of 814 receiving yards and 11 touchdown catches in 1983, but was waived prior to the start of the 1986 season.

In eight years with the Packers, Coffman had 322 receptions for 4,223 yards and 39 touchdowns. Those totals are the most by a tight end in franchise history and Coffman rank 11th on the all-time receiving list with 322 catches, 14th with 4,223 yards and 11th with 39 touchdown catches.

He signed with the Kansas City Chiefs, where he was a backup for two seasons before playing a final year with the Minnesota Vikings, who released him eight games into the 1988 season.

Coffman was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame in 1994.

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