Famous Burlingtonians

Tommy Joe Coffey - Professional Football Player

Coffey was a CFL receiver who played for the Edmonton Eskimos, Hamilton Ti-Cats and Toronto Argos.  In his fourteen year career, he caught 650 receptions for a total of 10,320 yards and 63 touchdowns.  He received the Dave Dryburgh Memorial Trophy in 1962 and was inducted into the CFL Hall of Fame in 1977.  Coffey was voted one of the CFL’s top 50 players by Canadian Sports Network.