Former Middle Tennessee safety Ken Coffee passed Friday (May 31) at the age of 68. Coffee was a four-year starter and a member of the famed "Mod Squad" defensive backfield along with teammates Ray Oldham, Ed Miller and Ray Bonner from 1969-1972.
"(Ken) always gave everyone a fair shake in life," Bonner said. "We became really close (in college) and did everything together. That friendship we had lasted for 50 years. He was a God-fearing guy and he never looked at me as being a black man. He respected me for who I was, and he was like that with everyone.