In Sept. 25 Issue
BARBOURVILLE, Ky. - His numbers might not show it, but Tim Coffey is making an impact as freshman member of the 18th-ranked Union College Bulldogs.
The Russell Springs, Ky. native has helped Union to its first 2-0 start since 1994, and the Bulldogs are ranked nationally for the first time since 1996.
“Tim has been doing a great job for us thus far,” said Union coach Tommy Reid.
“He has been solid as backup fullback and really helped out on special teams. He has been an asset to the team.”
In the 35-28 victory over then-No. 24 Malone (Ohio) College on Saturday, Coffey only tallied 10 yards rushing on three carries, but he came through in the clutch. On third and short on the Malone 22, Coffey plowed his way for three yards and a first down.
Union scored the game-winning touchdown on the very next play, a 19-yard pass to Rolando Dyer.
“His third-down run was crucial for us,” said Reid. “It allowed us to continue pursuing the goal line instead of possibly settling for a field goal.”
Coffey is also on the kick coverage team and made two tackles in the win over Malone.