Coffee, Glen

Card: Donruss Rookies & Stars 2009 Dress for Success
Acquired: 2020, COMC

A beautiful card for a marginally over-designed set, I really appreciated the style during this period. I love how this design is set up with the smoke/paint on the right edge of the canvas. The patch is boxed in nicely by the main figure and the smoke, with the grid broken down into what feels like a 3 columns.

Glen Coffee played collegially for the University of Alabama from 2005 to 2008. 2008 was a monster year for him, when he rushed for 1,383 yards on 233 carries and 10 TDs. He declared at the end of his Junior season and entered the 2009 NFL Draft.

Glen was selected in the 3rd round of the draft by the San Fransisco 49ers. He’d back up durable Frank Gore at runningback his rookie year rushing for 226 yards on 83 carries, scoring a TD. In 2010, Glen abruptly retired- citing his heart wasn’t in the game.

He joined the military in 2013, and after concluding his service as a paratrooper, attempted a comeback with the Spring League in 2017.