Cannon Coffee - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 38


  • position Defensive Back
  • height 5-11
  • Weight 167
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Indianapolis, Ind.
  • High school North Central

2023 – Freshman
• Practiced with the team

High School
• Three-year letterwinner in football, two in baseball and one in basketball
• Two-way player as a wide receiver and defensive back at Gainesville High School
• As a senior, tallied 95 total tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss, five interceptions, four pass breakups and a forced fumble
• On offense, made 12 receptions for 154 yards and two touchdowns
• Named the team’s Most Valuable Player twice
• Named All-Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference Underclassman as a DB in 2021
• Helped the Panthers to the 2020 Class 5A state championship with a 13-1 overall record
• Coached by Kevin O’Shea
• Earned all-conference honors in baseball as a junior
• Chose Kentucky over Notre Dame College, Indianapolis, Indiana State and Findlay

• Born in Indianapolis, Indiana
• Son of Rafhael and Chandra Coffee
• Father, Rafhael, played baseball at Butler (1986-90) … Grandfather, Larry Hobson, played basketball at Eastern Kentucky (1963-67) … Uncle, Rick Coffee, played football at Wayne State (1980-81) and Georgetown College (1981-83)
• Has a twin sister, Kendall Coffee … He is four minutes older
• Major is pre-communication

Cannon Says
• His nickname is “Cano”
• One thing most people don’t know about him is that he has a twin sister
• One word to describe him on the field is “fearless”
• He enjoys working out, fishing and playing basketball video games
• The best advice he’s ever received was from his uncle “don’t prove your haters wrong, prove your believers right”

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