Mike Cofer, aka “Cofer the Gopher,” was the kicker on the 1988 and 1989 San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl teams. He holds the distinction as making the only miscue in the 55-10 romp over Denver in the ’89 game. He missed an extra-point attempt. Jerk.
Though we have to admit that Cofer was a fairly consistent kicker in the late ’80s, he soon fell out of favor with the Niner faithful in the early ’90s. His ineptitude at kicking the little leather oblong-ish thing between the two big yellow poles from short distances pretty much bought his ticket out of town. In 1991, he made only 14 of 28 field goals. 50% is a good percentage for lots of things (like, say, the amount of cool Barrys in the clubhouse), but not as a field goal success rate. He was let go after the 1993 season as a free agent. He resurfaced briefly in Indianapolis during the 1995 season, but his comeback was short-lived.
Mike Cofer [wikipedia]