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Bison football up next for Cofield?

At 6 feet and an explosive 198 pounds, CoCo Cofield looks like a football player in a basketball uniform. That, in fact, could change. Cofield said he's considering playing spring football for North Dakota State after his Bison basketball eligibi...

At 6 feet and an explosive 198 pounds, CoCo Cofield looks like a football player in a basketball uniform. That, in fact, could change.

Cofield said he's considering playing spring football for North Dakota State after his Bison basketball eligibility expires this season. He said Bison football coaches have consistently been throwing the idea at him.

"I told them that's probably a good thing, but that I don't know right now," Cofield said. "I might try it. Might."

Cofield was a starting wide receiver and backup quarterback as a freshman and sophomore at Tri-Cities High School in East Point, Ga., a suburb of Atlanta.

A move to a non-football playing high school for his junior and season seasons, however, forced him to give up the game.

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He said he would be a receiver or defensive back if he gave NDSU football a shot.

"Wherever they need me," he said.

Readers can reach Forum reporter Jeff Kolpack at (701) 241-5546

Jeff would like to dispel the notion he was around when Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press, but he is on his third decade of reporting with Forum Communications. The son of a reporter and an English teacher, and the brother of a reporter, Jeff has worked at the Jamestown Sun, Bismarck Tribune and since 1990 The Forum, where he's covered North Dakota State athletics since 1995.
Jeff has covered all nine of NDSU's Division I FCS national football titles and has written three books: "Horns Up," "North Dakota Tough" and "Covid Kids." He is the radio host of "The Golf Show with Jeff Kolpack" April through August.
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