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Sam Koch | Punter | #4

Team: Baltimore Ravens
Age / DOB:  (35) / 8/13/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 222
College: Nebraska
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 6 (203) / BAL
Contract: view contract details

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Ravens signed P Sam Koch to a five-year, $16.25 million extension through 2020.
As Koch was under contract for $2.5 million in 2015, the deal is really for six years and $18.75 million. He got a $4 million signing bonus. Koch had a slightly disappointing 2013, but rebounded last year to average 47.4 yards per punt with a league-best 43.3-yard net. Koch has averaged 47.4, 46.0, 47.1 and 46.5 yards per punt the past four seasons. He turns 33 next month. Thu, Jul 9, 2015 02:51:00 PM

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Coach John Harbaugh said the plan is for Sam Koch to remain the Ravens punter this season.

Coming off a disappointing season that saw him rank 22nd in net yardage (38.9 yards), Koch was fully expected to be released. He's owed $2.2 million in base salary and will count $2.8 million against the cap. Perhaps a renegotiation is in the works as Koch enters the fourth year of a five-year deal he signed in 2011.
Wed, Apr 2, 2014 09:02:00 AM

The Ravens are expected to release P Sam Koch this offseason.

Once considered among the best young punters in football, Koch took a big step back in 2013, finishing 22nd in net yardage (38.9 yards) and 13th in punts inside the 20-yard line (27). Koch signed a five-year, $12.5 million deal in February of 2011. The Ravens would save $1.6 million in cap room by cutting him.
Mon, Feb 3, 2014 05:35:00 PM

Ravens re-signed P Sam Koch to a five-year contract.

Koch's 43.6 average was middle of the road in 2010, but he finished fourth with a 39.2 net average. Better yet, he finished second with 39 punts inside the 20-yard line versus four touchbacks. He's one of the most effective punters in the business.
Tue, Feb 1, 2011 05:00:00 PM

Ravens re-signed restricted free agent P Sam Koch to a one-year, $1.759 million contract.

Koch receives a 110 percent increase on his 2009 salary after being tendered at the second-round level for the second straight year. Koch averaged 43.0 yards per punt with a 37.6 net average last season.
Thu, May 20, 2010 04:02:00 PM

The Ravens have extended a second-round tender to restricted free agent P Sam Koch.

This is the second straight year Koch got the round-two tender, so he'll get a 110% increase in pay from his 2009 salary (it was $1.545 million). Koch was a sixth-round pick in 2006. He's clearly the team's punter of the future.
Wed, Mar 3, 2010 04:22:00 PM

Ravens signed restricted free agent P Sam Koch to a one-year, $1.545 million contract.

Koch was lightly regarded entering the 2006 draft, but he's proven a sixth round steal. Oft-used because Baltimore's offense lacks explosiveness, Koch finished last year fifth in the NFL in net average and second in punts downed inside an opponents' 20. Koch should be getting an extension soon.
Sun, Mar 29, 2009 01:18:00 PM

Sixth-round rookie Sam Koch will be the Ravens' punter in 2006.

It didn't take much from Koch to beat out Leo Araguz, who was released late Friday night. Koch may also handle kickoffs.
Sat, Sep 2, 2006 08:45:00 AM

Ravens signed sixth-round punter Sam Koch, a product of the University of Nebraska, to a three-year contract.

Koch wasn't as highly rated as other punters that weren't drafted but Baltimore made him the first player taken at the position. He'll battle Leo Araguz for starting duties in camp.
Tue, Jul 18, 2006 06:47:00 PM

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