This is a photo of Ben Kotwica of the Washington Redskins NFL football team. This image reflects the Washington Redskins active roster as of Monday, June 26, 2017. (AP Photo)

Ben Kotwica



Ben Kotwica joins the Falcons after spending the last five seasons with the Washington Redskins. Kotwica will be bringing 12 years of NFL coaching experience and special teams knowledge to Atlanta. This past season in Washington, his special teams units lead the league in kickoff touchback percentage (81.2-percent). Kotwica also oversaw kicker Dustin Hopkins, who converted 89.7-percent of his field goals, which ranked ninth in the NFL in 2018. In 2017, Kotwica led a kickoff unit that only allowed at 18.7 yards per return, which was the second-lowest average that season.