Kicker Koo Young-hoe Renews Contract with Atlanta Falcons

  • By Joo Hyung-sik

    February 20, 2020 10:47

    Koo Young-hoe

    Kicker Koo Young-hoe signed a one-year extension to his contract with the Atlanta Falcons in the National Football League on Tuesday. The details of the renewed contract have not been disclosed.

    Koo, who moved to the U.S. when he was 12, became the first Korean to play in the NFL as he joined the Los Angeles Chargers in September 2017.

    But he was released in less than month, after missing three field goals out of six attempts in four games at the very beginning of his debut season.

    Looking to revive his career, Koo joined the Atlanta Legends in the newly created Alliance of American Football league.

    After a two-year absence from the top level, he joined the Falcons in October last year. Koo seized the opportunity and established himself as one of the leading kickers in the NFL, converting 23 field goals from 26 attempts in eight games.

    After the announcement of his contract renewal, Koo tweeted, "Beyond excited to be back! Thank you for taking a chance on the kid."

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