Player Profiles: Sam Koch

wpid-sam_koch_and_john_harbaugh.jpgWhen it comes to franchise players, people rarely think of punters.  Sam Koch is that rare punter who is a franchise player or at least a guy who has been with the same franchise for a very long time.

Koch was drafted in the sixth round of the 2006 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens and has been the Ravens starting punter ever since.  Since joining the Ravens Koch has never missed a game, starting every regular season and post season game.

Koch has been one of the best punters in the NFL since coming into the league, averaging over 40 yards per punt.  Punting stats are hard to really use because there are so many different situations in which distance is not always the best thing.

 

Pinning an opposing team deep in their own territory is hard to do and Koch does it well.  Koch holds several Ravens records including most career punt yards.

Koch is very athletic for a punter, he was a multi-sport athlete in high school.  Koch tackles well for a punter and has even been useful on trick plays.

Off the field, Koch had been active in the Ravens community and has never gotten into any trouble.  Koch because of his position will always fly under the radar for the Ravens.

I think Koch will continue being a solid punter for the Ravens.  Koch’s job is very important and helps the Ravens out defensively and offensively.  Koch may be one of the all time under appreciated Ravens.

Brian Hradsky

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