It’s beyond difficult to put into words what Florida State forward Phil Cofer has been through recently. A redshirt-senior leader of the Seminoles, Cofer sat out FSU’s opening-round NCAA Tournament win over Vermont, and right after the game he learned that his father, Michael, had passed on after battling a long-term illness.
Michael Cofer played college football at Tennessee prior to a Pro-Bowl career with the Detroit Lions from 1983-1993. He succumbed to amyloidosis on March 21. He was just 58 years old.
Phil, who will not play against Gonzaga in Florida State’s Sweet Sixteen matchup, has launched a Go Fund Me account to help out with his family’s medical and funeral expenses. As you may expect, FSU fans and alumni have banded together admirably in support of the Cofer family. There are also several donations from Zags supporters. You can donate and post condolences to the family by clicking here.