Things I know about the former Nittany Lion Jim Coates:
- He was a walk-on wide receiver and kick returner in the late 1980s, part of the 1986 national championship team.
- He was pretty good at that, averaging about 22 yards a return throughout his career.
- He was 5'7, 170 pounds, which, for a division 1 football player, is pretty small.
- He wore the number 49.
- He is not this Jim Coates.
- Or this one.
- Or even this one.
- But he is that one's dad.
- So that has to count for something.