Michael Koenen
19  Michael Koenen
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ferndale, WA

High School:
Ferndale

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 195

Position:
K-P

Age:
22


PRO: Signed free agent contract with NFL Atlanta Falcons on 4//24/05 ... Became the second player in WWU history to play in a NFL regular-season game on 9/12/05 (first was Erik Totten, who played in one game for Pittsburgh Steelers during 2002 season), competing for Atlanta against the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night Football.

COLLEGE: Played in Cactus Bowl Senior All-Star Game, averaging 47.5 yards on two punts ... Completed career as Northwest small college, Great Northwest Athletic Conference and school record holder in kick scoring with 272 points ... Converted 43-of-74 field goal attempts (1-1 from 1-19 yards, 10-of-11 from 20-29 yards, 12-of-19 from 30-39 yards, 15-of-26 from 40-49 yards and 5-of-17 from 50-plus yards), and 143-of-150 PATs ... Also set school career records for made PATs and kickoffs for touchbacks (73), being second among school leaders in attempted PATs, and third in both field goals made and attempted ... Set school records for career punting average at 43.1 and yards punted (8,228 on 191 att.), finishing second among Northwest small college leaders in punting average ... Third-team Don Hansen's Football Gazette, second-team Daktronics, Inc., and honorable mention D2football.com All-American as punter in 2004 ... D2football.com Northwest Region Special Teams Player of the Year ... First-team D2football.com, Daktronics, Inc., and Football Gazette (also third team as placekicker) Northwest Region all-star ... First-team GNAC all-star (unanimous) as placekicker for fourth straight year and as punter for second time ... WWU Special Teams Player of the Year ... D2football.com National Special Teams and GNAC Player of the Week, converting seven PATs and averaging 54.2 yards on four punts versus Western Oregon ... Played in all 10 games ... Scored 76 points, breaking own school and league records for PAT (40-41, .976) and field goal (12-17, .706) percentage ... Ranked No.11 nationally in field goals per game (1.2) and No.3 in punting average (43.5) ... Had 37 punts for 1,608 yards (61 long), with nine touchbacks and eight inside the 20-yard line ... Had 62 kickoffs for 3,702 yards (59.7 avg.) with school-record tying 19 touchbacks ... Football Gazette (first-team) and D2Football.com (second-team) preseason All-American ... First-team GNAC all-star as placekicker and second-team as punter in 2003 ... Named to Street & Smith, Lindy's Football Annuals and Football Gazette preseason All-America teams as punter ... Played in all 10 games ... Ranked No.4 nationally in punting average at 43.4 (52 for 2,256) with long of 61 yards ... Second on team in scoring with 53 points, converting 9-of-20 field goals and 26-of-28 PATs ... Broke own school record with 44 consecutive PATs ... Played in all 10 games in 2002 ... First-team Daktronics, D2Football.com and Football Gazette All-American and second-team Associated Press Little All-America selection as punter ... Football Gazette Specialist of the Year ... First-team Daktronics and D2Football.com West Region all-star as punter ... First-team GNAC all-star as punter and placekicker ... Western's Special Teams Player of the Year ... Set school records for consecutive field goals (8) and PATs (40) ... Led nation in punting with school-record 44.9 average, one a school-record 73 yards at Saint Mary's CA, and ranked 31st in field goals per game (0.90) ... Led team in scoring with 61 points, connecting on 9 of 17 field goals and 34 of 35 extra points ... Also tied own school record with 19 kickoffs for touchbacks ... Named D2football.com national Special Teams Player of the Week for performance against Saint Mary's CA, averaging 48.2 yards on five punts, kicking a field goal and converting 4 extra points; and d2football.com West Region Special Teams Player of the Week against South Dakota State, averaging 47.4 yards on five punts, four inside the 20-yard line ... Kicked game-winning 32-yard field goal in third overtime of 20-17 win at Western Oregon ... First-team preseason d2football.com All-American and West Region all-star as placekicker and second-team all-region as punter ... First-team d2football.com West Region all-star as placekicker in 2001 ... First-team Little All-Northwest as placekicker and second-team as punter, and first-team GNAC all-star as placekicker and second-team as punter ... Western Special Teams Player of the Year ... Played in all 11 games ... Led team in scoring with 82 points ... Set school record for longest field goal of 54 yards versus Central Oklahoma ... Kicked game-winning 40-yard field goal with 0:02 remaining in 24-21 win at New Haven CT ... Made 13 of 20 field goals, a 1.20 per game average that ranked No.7 nationally ... Converted school-record 43-of-46 PATs ... Averaged 40.8 yards (2,163 yards), which ranked No.16 nationally, on 53 punts ... Also had 19 kickoffs for touchbacks ... Made 9-of-10 PATs, both school game marks, against Montana-Western ... Twice Football Gazette National Special Teams Player of the Week ... Twice GNAC Player of the Week, earning defensive honors versus Montana and offensive honors against Western Oregon ... Redshirt in 2000 ... Four letters.

HIGH SCHOOL: First-team Washington Prep Football Report Class 3A all-State and all-Northwest League selection as senior at Ferndale High School ... Helped Golden Eagles to 12-1 record, league title and semifinals of Class 3A state playoffs ... Connected on 29-of-31 PATs and 3-of-5 field goals ... Kicked school record 47-yard field goal in 17-14 win over Anacortes High ... First-team all-league kicker and second-team punter as junior ... Second-team all-league as sophomore ... Lettered three years ... Also started and lettered three years each in basketball and soccer ... Twice second-team all-league choice in basketball ... Second-team all-league pick and team MVP as senior in soccer.

PERSONAL: Major is general studies.



Individual Career History (Dec 02, 2004)

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FIELD GOALS G Att Made Lg Pct 2001................ 11 20 13 54 65.0 2002................ 10 17 9 52 52.9 2003................ 10 20 9 51 45.0 2004................ 10 17 12 50 70.6 TOTAL............... 41 74 43 54 58.1

PUNTING G No. Yards Lg Avg 2001................ 11 53 2163 67 40.8 2002................ 10 49 2201 73 44.9 2003................ 10 52 2256 61 43.4 2004................ 10 37 1608 61 43.5 TOTAL............... 41 191 8228 73 43.1

SCORING G TD Rush Pass Retn PAT 2PAT FG Total Avg/G 2001................ 11 0 0 0 0 43 0 13 82 7.5 2002................ 10 0 0 0 0 34 0 9 61 6.1 2003................ 10 0 0 0 0 26 0 9 53 5.3 2004................ 10 0 0 0 0 40 0 12 76 7.6 TOTAL............... 41 0 0 0 0 143 0 43 272 6.6