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Friday Flakes: Former Husker Sam Koch Retires After 16 Years in the NFL

Koch will retire not only as a Baltimore Raven Great but is considered to be one of the greatest punters in the history of the NFL.

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Yesterday the Baltimore Ravens announced that Sam Koch will be retiring after 16 years in the NFL. Here is the Thank You video from the Ravens.

Here’s a quote from Raven’s place-kicker Justin Tucker:

“I owe much of my success over the last 10 years to Sam, and many Ravens’ victories over the last 16 years are very much because of Sam’s efforts,” Baltimore kicker Justin Tucker said in a statement. “He is an outstanding teammate and leader in our locker room, and like many great Ravens before him, he has been essential to defining our culture as a team. Sam changed the way everyone in the football world looks at punting, and his consistency and proficiency are unmatched throughout the history of our game.”


Punter Sam Koch was the catalyst behind outstanding Nebraska punting units each of the past two seasons. In his senior year in 2005, Koch put together the finest season ever by a Nebraska punter, shattering the single-season punting average record by averaging 46.51 yards per boot.

It sounds like Sam Koch will now be on the Baltimore Ravens coaching staff. So his time in the NFL isn’t quite over, but it will be a little bit different.

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