VIDEO: Remembering When Younghoe Koo Kicked 3 Onside Kicks In a Row Against the Saints

Zach Brunner
Remembering when Younghoe Koo kicked three onside kicks in a row against the Saints.
Remembering when Younghoe Koo kicked three onside kicks in a row against the Saints. / Highlights Essentials/YouTube
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Kickers rarely get a chance to shine in the NFL. Typically, either they are hated for missing a kick or are completely forgotten about. For one moment, though, Atlanta Falcons kicker Younghoe Koo was the rare exception to this rule, as he completely took over a portion of a game in 2019.

Let's take a look back at when Koo kicked three onside kicks in a row against the New Orleans Saints, with all three being recovered the Falcons.

The Falcons looked dead in the water as they trailed the division-rival New Orleans Saints, 26-9, with 6:32 left on the clock in Week 13. They would need a miracle, and Koo did his best to deliver it for them.

The Falcons drove down the field and scored a touchdown, but they opted to keep Koo off the field and go for two, which failed. Koo then trotted onto the field for the kickoff and executed a great onside kick, which Atlanta recovered, but it was ultimately called back due to a penalty.

Unfazed, Koo stepped up and delivered another excellent onside attempt, which Atlanta again recovered, this time without a penalty. On the ensuing drive, Koo even nailed a field goal to make it a one-score game. Then on the next play, Koo kept the hot streak alive by nailing yet another onside kick attempt, which was good for the Falcons' third-straight recovery.

Unfortunately, Atlanta was stopped on the ensuing drive, ultimately losing 26-18. But Koo's play down the stretch is still one of the best special teams performances in recent memory.


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