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Michael Koenen
P #9
Height:
5-11
Weight:
198
Age:
32
College:
Western Washington
Hometown:
Ferndale, WA
Experience:
10

Quick Stats (2014):

PUNTS
6
AVG
45.7
LNG
56
IN 20
2
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesPunter
GGSPuntsYdsNet YdsLngAvgNet AvgBlkOOBDnIn 20TBFCRetRetYTD
TOTAL 676 29,084 25,607 70 43 37.9 8 76 77 217 47 185 291 2,537 1
2014 TB 2 0 6 274 239 56 45.7 34.1 1 0 1 2 0 1 4 35 0
2013 TB 16 0 87 3,846 3,333 62 44.2 38.3 0 14 12 19 6 20 35 393 0
2012 TB 16 0 76 3,440 2,880 64 45.3 37.4 1 8 6 22 6 16 40 440 0
2011 TB 16 0 67 3,023 2,697 65 45.1 40.3 0 5 9 24 3 14 36 266 0
2010 ATL 16 0 74 3,014 2,673 61 40.7 35.6 1 6 11 29 5 24 28 241 0
2009 ATL 16 0 61 2,598 2,249 70 42.6 36.3 1 4 10 18 3 17 27 289 1
2008 ATL 16 0 63 2,566 2,437 60 40.7 37.5 2 4 8 25 4 27 20 49 0
2007 ATL 16 0 88 3,824 3,417 63 43.5 38.8 0 5 6 30 5 31 41 307 0
2006 ATL 16 0 76 3,199 2,800 65 42.1 35.9 2 18 6 25 6 21 25 279 0
2005 ATL 16 0 78 3,300 2,882 67 42.3 36.9 0 12 8 23 9 14 35 238 0
Recent Games
WKOppResultPunter
PuntsYdsNet YdsLngAvgNet AvgBlkOOBDnIn 20TBFCRetRetYTD
1 CAR L 14-20 5 220 184 56 44 36.8 0 0 1 2 0 1 3 36 0
2 STL L 17-19 1 54 55 54 54 27.5 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 -1 0

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Biography

ACQUIRED BY BUCS

  • Signed by Tampa Bay on July 29, 2011, as an unrestricted free agent from Atlanta.

 

ORIGINALLY ENTERED NFL

  • Originally entered the NFL as a college free agent with the Atlanta Falcons on April 26, 2005.

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Played six seasons with Atlanta (2005-10) before joining Tampa Bay in 2011.
  • Has appeared in 144 regular-season games, recording 670 punts for 28,810 yards (43.0 avg.) and a 70-yard long, while placing 215 inside the 20-yard line.
  • A kickoff specialist in addition to holding and punting duties, has recorded 652 kickoffs with 242 touchbacks in his career.
  • Has also appeared in two postseason games: one in 2008 and one in 2010, serving on kickoffs and as punter.
  • Holds NFL record, dating back to 1970 merger, with 21 consecutive touchbacks on kickoffs, which he did in 2012.
  • Is Buccaneers’ all-time leader in gross (44.0) and net punting (38.6) average. Also holds top six single-game net punting marks (min 4 punts), including the record of 49.8, set October 16, 2011, vs. New Orleans.
  • His 40.3-yard net average in 2011 set a Buccaneers record by 2.5 yards. Also holds the second-best mark in club annals (38.3, 2013).
  • In 2012, finished second in the NFL and first in the NFC with 58 touchbacks on kickoffs. Led the league with 68.2 percent of his kickoffs resulting in touchbacks, while placing 92.0 percent of his kickoffs in the end zone, which was second in the NFL.
  • Led NFL in 2011 in net kickoff average (45.1) and helped place Tampa Bay second in the NFL in average opponent starting field position after kickoff (20.3).
  • Set an Atlanta Falcons franchise record with five touchbacks vs. Carolina on September 20, 2009, and tied that mark again vs. Carolina in Week 10 of the season.
  • Ranked fourth in the NFC with 25 punts inside the 20-yard line in 2008 while helping the Falcons to a second-place ranking in opponent average starting field position following kickoffs (24.6-yard line avg.).
  • Helped Atlanta rank second in the NFC and second in the NFL in opponent starting average field position with a 25.5-yard line mark in 2007.
  • 2013 HIGHLIGHTS
  • In season debut at New York Jets (9/8), punted seven times for 326 yards (46.6 avg.), including three inside the 20-yard line, for a net of 45.3. Also recorded four touchbacks on kickoffs.
  • Punted six times vs. New Orleans (9/15) for a net average of 40.8 yards, including two inside the 20.
  • Averaged 49.7 yards on three punts at New England (9/22).
  • Recorded a season-high eight punts vs. Arizona (9/29), placing two inside the 20. Also recorded touchbacks on all three of his kickoffs.
  • Had a net average of 43.0 yards on five punts vs. Philadelphia (10/13).
  • Placed two of his five punts inside the 20 at Atlanta (10/20).
  • Had a 41.6 net average on five punts vs. Carolina (10/24).
  • Placed three of his five punts inside the 20 vs. Miami (11/11), including one at the two-yard, which led to a Buccaneers safety.
  • Placed two of his four punts inside the 20-yard line vs. Atlanta (11/17). Also executed a surprise onside kick, which was recovered by the Buccaneers. That was his lone kickoff of eight that did not go for a touchback. In addition, attempted first career pass, which fell incomplete.
  • Averaged 47.5 yards, including a net of 41.3, on four punts at Carolina (12/1).
  • Averaged 47.7 yards, including a net of 40.4, on seven punts vs. San Francisco (12/15). Placed two punts inside the 20-yard line.
  • Set a career single-game high with a net average of 48.0 yards, including two placed inside the 20, at New Orleans (12/29). Also put all four of his kickoffs into the end zone, with three going for touchbacks.

 

 

COLLEGE

  • Converted 43-of-74 field goal attempts and 143-of-150 PATs in his career at Western Washington University (2001-04).
  • Set school record for career punting average (43.1).
  • Registered 62 kickoffs for 3,702 yards (59.7 avg.) and tied the university record with 19 touchbacks.
  • Named Northwest Special Teams Player of the Year as a senior.
  • Earned All-Northwest League honors as a senior at Ferndale High School (Ferndale, Washington) and was a first-team all-league kicker and second-team punter as a junior.
  • Lettered in basketball and soccer in addition to football.

 

COMMUNITY

  • Sponsors the “Koenen’s Kickers” Front Row Fans section to provide a special gameday experience at Raymond James Stadium for local charities.
  • In November 2013, helped distribute donated food to the holiday tent at Metropolitan Ministries, and greeted families while assisting with their holiday shopping. 
  • In June 2013 and 2014, participated in the team’s “Cut for a Cure” charity challenge, having his head shaved by pediatric cancer patients to support the Pediatric Cancer Foundation.
  • In March 2013, visited Williston Middle School to help host the team’s NFL PLAY 60 Super School celebration, leading students in football drills and presenting a $10,000 PLAY 60 grant.
  • Spoke to students at Northwest Elementary about the importance of physical fitness, helped present a $10,000 Play 60 grant, and led students through a P.E. class to congratulate the winners of the Play 60 Super School contest in November 2012.
  • Along with Connor Barth and former teammate Andrew Economos, hosted the inaugural “Special Teams Santas” outreach initiative, shopping for and then donating more than $6,000 in holiday gifts for the All Children’s Hospital “Wonderland” toy drive.
  • Launched the Michael Koenen Foundation to provide children an opportunity to realize their potential and encourage them to make their dreams a reality through community outreach initiatives including an free annual football camp for Washington youth.

 

PERSONAL

  • Married to Devin Koenen and has two sons and one daughter.
  • Born Michael J. Koenen on July 13, 1982, in Ferndale, Washington.

ACQUIRED BY BUCS

  • Signed by Tampa Bay on July 29, 2011, as an unrestricted free agent from Atlanta.

 

ORIGINALLY ENTERED NFL

  • Originally entered the NFL as a college free agent with the Atlanta Falcons on April 26, 2005.

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Played six seasons with Atlanta (2005-10) before joining Tampa Bay in 2011.
  • Has appeared in 144 regular-season games, recording 670 punts for 28,810 yards (43.0 avg.) and a 70-yard long, while placing 215 inside the 20-yard line.
  • A kickoff specialist in addition to holding and punting duties, has recorded 652 kickoffs with 242 touchbacks in his career.
  • Has also appeared in two postseason games: one in 2008 and one in 2010, serving on kickoffs and as punter.
  • Holds NFL record, dating back to 1970 merger, with 21 consecutive touchbacks on kickoffs, which he did in 2012.
  • Is Buccaneers’ all-time leader in gross (44.0) and net punting (38.6) average. Also holds top six single-game net punting marks (min 4 punts), including the record of 49.8, set October 16, 2011, vs. New Orleans.
  • His 40.3-yard net average in 2011 set a Buccaneers record by 2.5 yards. Also holds the second-best mark in club annals (38.3, 2013).
  • In 2012, finished second in the NFL and first in the NFC with 58 touchbacks on kickoffs. Led the league with 68.2 percent of his kickoffs resulting in touchbacks, while placing 92.0 percent of his kickoffs in the end zone, which was second in the NFL.
  • Led NFL in 2011 in net kickoff average (45.1) and helped place Tampa Bay second in the NFL in average opponent starting field position after kickoff (20.3).
  • Set an Atlanta Falcons franchise record with five touchbacks vs. Carolina on September 20, 2009, and tied that mark again vs. Carolina in Week 10 of the season.
  • Ranked fourth in the NFC with 25 punts inside the 20-yard line in 2008 while helping the Falcons to a second-place ranking in opponent average starting field position following kickoffs (24.6-yard line avg.).
  • Helped Atlanta rank second in the NFC and second in the NFL in opponent starting average field position with a 25.5-yard line mark in 2007.
  • 2013 HIGHLIGHTS
  • In season debut at New York Jets (9/8), punted seven times for 326 yards (46.6 avg.), including three inside the 20-yard line, for a net of 45.3. Also recorded four touchbacks on kickoffs.
  • Punted six times vs. New Orleans (9/15) for a net average of 40.8 yards, including two inside the 20.
  • Averaged 49.7 yards on three punts at New England (9/22).
  • Recorded a season-high eight punts vs. Arizona (9/29), placing two inside the 20. Also recorded touchbacks on all three of his kickoffs.
  • Had a net average of 43.0 yards on five punts vs. Philadelphia (10/13).
  • Placed two of his five punts inside the 20 at Atlanta (10/20).
  • Had a 41.6 net average on five punts vs. Carolina (10/24).
  • Placed three of his five punts inside the 20 vs. Miami (11/11), including one at the two-yard, which led to a Buccaneers safety.
  • Placed two of his four punts inside the 20-yard line vs. Atlanta (11/17). Also executed a surprise onside kick, which was recovered by the Buccaneers. That was his lone kickoff of eight that did not go for a touchback. In addition, attempted first career pass, which fell incomplete.
  • Averaged 47.5 yards, including a net of 41.3, on four punts at Carolina (12/1).
  • Averaged 47.7 yards, including a net of 40.4, on seven punts vs. San Francisco (12/15). Placed two punts inside the 20-yard line.
  • Set a career single-game high with a net average of 48.0 yards, including two placed inside the 20, at New Orleans (12/29). Also put all four of his kickoffs into the end zone, with three going for touchbacks.

 

 

COLLEGE

  • Converted 43-of-74 field goal attempts and 143-of-150 PATs in his career at Western Washington University (2001-04).
  • Set school record for career punting average (43.1).
  • Registered 62 kickoffs for 3,702 yards (59.7 avg.) and tied the university record with 19 touchbacks.
  • Named Northwest Special Teams Player of the Year as a senior.
  • Earned All-Northwest League honors as a senior at Ferndale High School (Ferndale, Washington) and was a first-team all-league kicker and second-team punter as a junior.
  • Lettered in basketball and soccer in addition to football.

 

COMMUNITY

  • Sponsors the “Koenen’s Kickers” Front Row Fans section to provide a special gameday experience at Raymond James Stadium for local charities.
  • In November 2013, helped distribute donated food to the holiday tent at Metropolitan Ministries, and greeted families while assisting with their holiday shopping. 
  • In June 2013 and 2014, participated in the team’s “Cut for a Cure” charity challenge, having his head shaved by pediatric cancer patients to support the Pediatric Cancer Foundation.
  • In March 2013, visited Williston Middle School to help host the team’s NFL PLAY 60 Super School celebration, leading students in football drills and presenting a $10,000 PLAY 60 grant.
  • Spoke to students at Northwest Elementary about the importance of physical fitness, helped present a $10,000 Play 60 grant, and led students through a P.E. class to congratulate the winners of the Play 60 Super School contest in November 2012.
  • Along with Connor Barth and former teammate Andrew Economos, hosted the inaugural “Special Teams Santas” outreach initiative, shopping for and then donating more than $6,000 in holiday gifts for the All Children’s Hospital “Wonderland” toy drive.
  • Launched the Michael Koenen Foundation to provide children an opportunity to realize their potential and encourage them to make their dreams a reality through community outreach initiatives including an free annual football camp for Washington youth.

 

PERSONAL

  • Married to Devin Koenen and has two sons and one daughter.
  • Born Michael J. Koenen on July 13, 1982, in Ferndale, Washington.
 

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