Mark Berman tweets:
Texans sign ILB Elliot Coffey from Baylor & Sugar Land Clements. He replaces ILB Evan Frierson who is going on IR.— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) August 11, 2013
Texans newest player, ILB Elliot Coffey, is son of former Washington Redskins safety Ken Coffey, who played with Redskins 1983-86.— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) August 12, 2013
Oh, THAT Elliot Coffey. Got it.
Elliot Coffey was RGIII’s counterpart, the "quarterback of the defense" as middle linebacker for the Baylor Bears in 2011, and you can tell from this video the two have a certain… rapport. His move from outside linebacker to Mike in 2011 was fortuitous, and Coffey, being the natural leader that he is, had no qualms helping his teammates adjust to their new positions while finding the time to adjust to his own. Coffey earned All-Big 12 honors in 2011 and was named the 2011 Alamo Bowl Defensive MVP; he also won Big 12 Player of the Week honors in 2011 for his performance against Kansas, in which he had a monster game tallying 10 tackles, a tackle for loss, and two interceptions. You can read more about his impressive senior season here.
Needless to say, it'll be an uphill battle for Coffey to make the team. Best wishes to Frierson; while he didn't suit up on Friday night, here's hoping he gets well soon and is able to continue his career.