If there has been one constant for the Atlanta Falcons, it has been their kicker and his ability to consistently go out there and do what he is asked.
Younghoe Koo quickly became a star in Atlanta, he is famous for his perfect onside kicks, his viral videos, his athletic ability, and his untraditional path to the NFL.
The Falcons kicker has had anything but a traditional path to the NFL
As he says in the video, Younghoe’s friend, John, invited him to play football at recess in the sixth grade, and Younghoe proceeded to kick the ball over the fence at the field they were playing on. Then the friend said that he told Younghoe that he must play football.
The friend, John, said it was “straight out of the Sandlot, straight out of a sports movie.”
We should all be thanking Koo’s friend for inviting him to play football that day, because if he did not, who knows if the Falcons would have a kicker as good as Koo. It is crazy how things line up.
Younghoe Koo goes on to explain how this was his “gateway” into the social world in the United States, as he moved to the States in middle school and did not speak any English. This allowed him to make new friends and go on to have a successful career.
Younghoe Koo could be considered the most valuable kicker in the entire NFL.
Not only does he put the ball through the uprights nearly every time, but he also has the ability to steal possessions for the Falcons with his perfect onside kicks. This was highlighted when he was able to make three straight successful onside kicks against the Saints on Thanksgiving.
To say Younghoe is the coolest kicker in the NFL would be an understatement, the Atlanta Falcons are lucky to have him!