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Thieves swipe a pair of Super Bowl rings during break-in at Henderson home of former 49er

Mike Cofer

Steve Marcus

Mike Cofer, an assistant football coach at Coronado High School, holds a Super Bowl XXIV game ball at his home in Henderson, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. Cofer was an NFL kicker and played with the San Francisco 49ers during Super Bowl wins in 1989 and 1990. The rings are from XXIV, top, and XXIII.

Burglars broke down the front door at the home of former San Francisco 49ers kicker Mike Cofer and went straight for the gut, taking his two Super Bowl rings and a few other items.

Cofer had been watching his son pitch for Coronado High School before returning Thursday evening to his home in Henderson. There, he found his door shattered, according to his ex-wife, Lisa Cofer, who lives around the corner and was also at their son’s baseball game.

Lisa Cofer contacted the Sun, she said, to get the word out in case someone tries to sell the rings in the Las Vegas Valley or on sites such as Craigslist or eBay.

“Mike is just beside himself,” Lisa Cofer said. “The rings are simply irreplaceable.”

She said her husband contacted Henderson Police, who came and investigated, but details from the police department were not immediately available.

Cofer, an NFL kicker for eight seasons, including six with San Francisco, was on the 49ers when they won back-to-back Super Bowls in the 1988 and 1989 seasons. He moved to Southern Nevada in 2001, and he is an assistant football coach at Coronado High School.

Besides the rings, the thieves took a coin collection and an Xbox game console and a few games, Lisa Cofer said.

“There was a diamond ring sitting next to the Super Bowl rings and they didn’t take it,” she said. “They knew exactly what they wanted.”

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