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Younghoe Koo named special teams player of the month

Falcons kicker was perfect converting field goals in December, January

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Younghoe was an elite kicker, maybe the best in football down the home stretch. He converted all 12 of his field goal attempts over the last five Falcons games, including from 50-plus yards. Oh, and he hit the game-winner as time expired to beat the Arizona Cardinals.

That's, you know, pretty darn good.


Koo was honored for those efforts on Wednesday morning, when he was named the NFC special teams player of the month for December and January.

Koo was the only kicker to attempt as many field goals as he did, and he still split uprights on them all.

This was Koo's second player of the month honor. He joins Matt Ryan, Morten Andersen and Matt Bryant as Falcons to earn their respective awards twice.

Koo had yet another solid season in his first since signing a five-year contract extension last offseason. Koo hit 32 of 37 field goal attempts, with just a single miss from less than 50 yards out. He hit two game-winners in 2020 and has five over the past two seasons.

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