Kevin Koger

Kevin Jamaal Koger (born December 12, 1989) is a former NFL American football tight end, who is currently the offensive quality control coach for the Green Bay Packers of the NFL. He was a 2011 All-Big Ten honorable mention. In 2012, Koger began working as a coach in Saline, Michigan.[1][2] Just before signing day in February 2015, Koger joined Butch Jones's staff at the University of Tennessee as a graduate assistant.

Kevin Koger
Kevin Koger
Green Bay Packers
Position:Offensive quality control coach
Personal information
Born:December 12, 1989 (age 29)
Toledo,Ohio
Career information
High school:Whitmer High School
College:Michigan
Career history
As coach:

High school career

Koger played high school football at Whitmer High School in Toledo. He holds the school record with 1,190 career receiving yards on 75 receptions. He finished his career with 16 offensive touchdowns. He recorded 151 tackles, 28 tackles for loss, 16 sacks, two forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, two interceptions, and one interception return for a touchdown during his career. In his senior year, Koger made 31 receptions for 361 yards, scored five touchdowns, and contributed 48 tackles and seven sacks.

Honors and rankings

  • PrepStar Magazine All-American.
  • Four-star prospect, the nation's fourth-best tight end and the No. 10 player in the state of Ohio according to Rivals.com.
  • Four-star prospect and the sixth-best tight end nationally according to Scout.com.
  • Rated No. 5 on the Detroit Free Press Best of the Midwest rankings.
  • 107th-best defensive end nationally by ESPN.com.
  • Gained All-Ohio first team accolades at defensive end as a senior.
  • Earned all-city honors as a tight end and defensive end as a junior.

College career

20090905 Michael Shaw rushes against Western Michigan
2009 Michigan Wolverines football team offense Koger (86) blocks for Michael Shaw (20) along with Mark Ortmann (71), David Molk (50), Mark Huyge (72), David Moosman (60), Steven Schilling (52), and Kevin Grady.
20100904 Michigan Offense vs. Connecticut
2010 Michigan Wolverines football team offense including #16 Denard Robinson, #20 Michael Shaw, #22 Darryl Stonum, #12 Roy Roundtree, #86 Koger, #52 Stephen Schilling, and #50 David Molk as well as #79 Perry Dorrestein, #65 Patrick Omamehand, and #72 Mark Huyge
Ohio State vs. Michigan football 2011 04 (Michigan on offense)
Koger at tight end during the 2011 Michigan-Ohio State rivalry game

Koger accepted a scholarship to play at the University of Michigan, where he enrolled in the division of kinesiology. He caught his first pass on September 27, 2008 against Wisconsin, which went for 26 yards and a touchdown. He took over starting tight end job in fifth week of the season against Illinois.

As a junior in 2010, Koger was watchlisted on the John Mackey Award list for tight ends.[3]

As a senior in 2011, Koger caught 21 passes for 235 yards and four touchdowns. He had his best game of the year against Ohio State, totaling four catches for 40 yards and a touchdown. Following the 2011 Big Ten Conference football season, he earned All-Big Ten Conference honorable mention recognition.[4][5]

On March 22, Koger endured a torn achilles tendon while doing plyometrics. He had surgery on March 27. The injury requires a five- to eight-month rehabilitation period.[6] Koger went undrafted in the April 2012 NFL Draft.

Coaching Career

Koger coached at Saline High School in Saline, Michigan, before joining the University of Michigan staff as a graduate assistant. In early February 2015, Koger was brought on at the University of Tennessee to serve as a graduate assistant on Butch Jones's staff.[7][8] On February 15, 2019, Koger was hired as an offensive quality control coach for the Green Bay Packers.

Notes

  1. ^ Matt Durr (August 11, 2012). "Ex-Michigan tight end Kevin Koger coaching at Saline while preparing for the NFL". AnnArbor.com.
  2. ^ Ryan Autullo (October 12, 2012). "Ex-Whitmer, UM player coaching at Saline, rehabbing". Toledo Blade.
  3. ^ "Koger, Roundtree on Pass Catching Watch Lists". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. August 19, 2010. Retrieved September 11, 2010.
  4. ^ "Molk Named Top Offensive Lineman to Headline Big Ten Awards". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. November 28, 2011. Retrieved November 29, 2011.
  5. ^ "Big Ten Announces 2011 All-Big Ten Teams and Select Individual Award Winners". BigTen.org. CBS Interactive. November 28, 2011. Retrieved November 29, 2011.
  6. ^ Snyder, Mark (April 25, 2012). "Michigan TE Kevin Koger's injury hurts his chances of being drafted this weekend". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved April 29, 2012.
  7. ^ Bogenschutz, Kyle (August 16, 2013). "Koger providing leadership to young TE unit". Go Blue Wolverine. Retrieved September 1, 2014.
  8. ^ UT coaching profile

External links

2008 Michigan Wolverines football team

The 2008 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 2008 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team's head football coach was Rich Rodriguez. The Wolverines played their home games at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The 2008 season marked Rodriguez's first season as Michigan head coach, having replaced longtime head coach Lloyd Carr following Carr's retirement at the end of the 2007 season. Rodriguez installed a spread option offense, a marked departure from Michigan's prior offensive approaches.

Rodriguez's first season was one of adjustment, with Michigan suffering its first losing season since 1967, and more losses (9) in a single season than in any other in the program's 129-year history. In addition, Michigan's loss to Ohio State on November 22 was the fifth straight, the most consecutive losses by Michigan to the Buckeyes up until that point.

2009 Michigan Wolverines football team

The 2009 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 2009 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They played their home games at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan and competed in the Big Ten Conference. The team attempted to rebound from its worst season (loss wise) in its 130-year football history and succeeded at first, starting the season 4–0 and earning a No. 20 ranking in the polls. Over the final eight games the Wolverines went 1–7 however, ending the season with a 5–7 record and failing to qualify for a bowl game for the second straight year. 2008 and 2009 were Michigan's first back-to-back sub-.500 seasons since 1962 and 1963; they also failed to win a road game for the first time since 1962.

However, several individuals excelled. Brandon Graham received numerous post-season accolades including Chicago Tribune Silver Football as conference Co-MVP, several first and second team 2009 College Football All-America Team selections, and the 2010 Senior Bowl MVP. Graham was the national statistical champion in tackles for a loss (TFL) and the repeat Big Ten Champion. Zoltan Mesko also received several second team All-American recognitions and was a first team Academic All-American. Mesko was the Big Ten punting average statistical champion. After the season, co-captains Graham, Mesko and leading tackler Stevie Brown were drafted in the 2010 NFL Draft and immediately after the draft Donovan Warren signed as an undrafted free agent.

2010 Michigan Wolverines football team

The 2010 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 2010 NCAA Division I FBS football season. Michigan played its home games at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan and competed in the Big Ten Conference. The season was the first since the renovation of Michigan Stadium, begun in 2007, was completed. The Wolverines were led by third-year head coach Rich Rodriguez. After its week 10 win against Illinois, Michigan became bowl eligible for the first time since 2007, and later accepted a bid to play in the Gator Bowl against Mississippi State on January 1, 2011, losing 52–14. The Wolverines finished the season sixth out of 120 Division I FBS teams in total offense, 110th in total defense and 112th in passing defense. Michigan finished with an overall record of 7–6, 3–5 in Big Ten play. After the season, head coach Rich Rodriguez and his staff were dismissed on January 5, 2011.

Several individual players had standout performances. Quarterback Denard Robinson set several school records, became the first quarterback in college football history to rush and pass for 1,500 yards, and finished sixth in Heisman Trophy voting. He surpassed Drew Brees' single-season Big Ten Conference total offense record and the FBS single-season quarterback rushing record. He also won the 2010 Big Ten rushing title, the Chicago Tribune Silver Football for being the Big Ten's Most Valuable Player, and was named the Big Ten's Offensive Player of the Year.

Jonas Mouton was the Big Ten's statistical champion in tackles, while Jordan Kovacs finished second. In conference games alone, Roy Roundtree led the conference in receiving yards per game, in part on the strength of a school single-game record 246-yard outing against Illinois. Reserve quarterback Tate Forcier also set a school single-game completion percentage record with a 12-for-12 performance against Bowling Green. The defense also set several records, including most points allowed and yards allowed.

2011 Big Ten Conference football season

The 2011 Big Ten Conference football season is the 116th for the Big Ten. The conference started its season on Saturday, September 3, as each of the conference’s teams began their respective 2011 season of NCAA Division I FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision) competition. This season is Nebraska's first season as a member of the Big Ten, and also marks the creation of conference divisions (named Leaders and Legends), and a championship game. The season was also notable for the Penn State child sex abuse scandal.

For the season, Leaders Division champion Wisconsin finished as conference champion by defeating Legends Division champion Michigan State in the 2011 Big Ten Football Championship Game. Penn State was Leaders Division co-Champion, while Legends Division runner-up Michigan finished with the conference's best record. The conference earned two BCS bowl invitations and compiled a 4–6 overall record in 2011–12 NCAA football bowl games.

The Conference had six 2011 College Football All-America Team consensus selections: Montee Ball, Kevin Zeitler, David Molk, Whitney Mercilus (unanimous), Devon Still, and Jerel Worthy, with the Rimington Trophy going to Molk and the Ted Hendricks Award going to Mercilus. Ball won the Chicago Tribune Silver Football and the conference's players won four national statistical championships: Russell Wilson (passing efficiency), Raheem Mostert (kickoff return average), Ball (scoring), and Mercilus (quarterback sacks).

Following the season the conference contributed 41 to the 2012 NFL Draft, including 4 in the first round: Riley Reiff (23rd), Mercilus (26th), Zeitler (27th), and A. J. Jenkins (30th).

2011 Eastern Michigan Eagles football team

The 2011 Eastern Michigan Eagles football team represented Eastern Michigan University during the 2011 NCAA Division I FBS football season. Eastern Michigan competed as a member of the Mid-American Conference (MAC) West Division, were coached by Ron English, and played their homes game at Rynearson Stadium. They finished the season 6–6, 4–4 in MAC play to finish in a tie for fourth place in the West Division. Despite being 6–6, the Eagles were not bowl eligible because two of their wins came against FCS teams. The 6 wins were the most wins the school had since 1995 when they also had 6 wins.

2011 Iowa Hawkeyes football team

The 2011 Iowa Hawkeyes football team represented the University of Iowa in the 2011 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Hawkeyes were led by head coach Kirk Ferentz, who was in his 13th season, and played their homes games at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa. They are member of the Leaders Division of the Big Ten Conference. They finished the season 7–6 overall and 4–4 in Big Ten Conference play to finish in fourth place in the Leaders Division. They were invited to the Insight Bowl, for the second consecutive year, where they were defeated by Oklahoma, 31–14.

2011 Michigan Wolverines football team

The 2011 Michigan Wolverines football team, sometimes known as Team 132 in reference to the 132-year tradition of the Michigan football program, was an American football team that represented the University of Michigan during the 2011 NCAA Division I FBS football season.

Under first-year head coach Brady Hoke, Michigan compiled a record of 11–2 and finished in second place in the newly formed Legends Division of the Big Ten Conference. Hoke, hired in January 2011 following the firing of previous head coach Rich Rodriguez, was named Big Ten Coach of the Year by both the media and the coaches and was a finalist for national coach of the year honors. Highlights of Michigan's 2011 season included a 35–31 victory over Notre Dame in the first night game ever played at Michigan Stadium, a 45–17 victory over Nebraska in the Cornhuskers' first year in the Big Ten, and the first victory over arch-rival Ohio State since 2003. Michigan's season ended with a 23–20 overtime victory against Virginia Tech in the 2012 Sugar Bowl.

Under first-year defensive coordinator Greg Mattison, Michigan's defense went from being ranked 107th in scoring defense in 2010 (35.2 points per game) to being ranked sixth (17.38 points per game) in 2011. The team's leaders on defense included senior nose tackle Mike Martin, who started 29 consecutive games for Michigan, and safety Jordan Kovacs, who was a quarterfinalist for the Lott Trophy and a semifinalist for the Burlsworth Trophy. Mattison was selected as one of five finalists for the 2011 Broyles Award, awarded to the best assistant coach in college football.

On offense, Michigan had two players, Denard Robinson and Fitzgerald Toussaint, rush for 1,000 yards each for the first time since 1975. Robinson led the Big Ten in total offense per game for the second year in a row and also led the Wolverines in scoring with 96 points. Place-kicker Brendan Gibbons was the team's second leading scorer with 93 points having converted 13 of 17 field goal attempts and 54 of 55 extra points. Senior David Molk won the Rimington Trophy as the best center in college football and also became Michigan's first consensus All-American since 2007. Junior Hemingway was the team's leading receiver with 699 receiving yards and led the conference in yards per reception (20.6) for the second year in a row.

2012 East–West Shrine Game

The 2012 East–West Shrine Game was the 87th staging of the all-star college football exhibition game featuring NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision players and a few select invitees from Canadian university football. The game featured over 100 players from the 2011 college football season, and prospects for the 2012 Draft of the professional National Football League (NFL). In the week prior to the game, scouts from all 32 NFL teams attended. The proceeds from the East-West Shrine Game benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children. Brad Childress and Bobby Ross were named coaches on December 19, 2011.

This oldest all-star game was played on January 21, 2012, at 4 p.m. ET at the Tropicana Field. The radio broadcast team was Patrick Kinas and Brian Jordan in the radio booth, and Rick Berkey reporting from the sidelines. The Pat Tillman Award was presented to Tauren Poole (RB, Tennessee) as a player who "best exemplifies character, intelligence, sportsmanship and service".

2012 Sugar Bowl

The 2012 Allstate Sugar Bowl was the 78th edition of the annual postseason college football bowl game known as the Sugar Bowl. It featured the Michigan Wolverines and the Virginia Tech Hokies on Tuesday, January 3, 2012, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. The game was the final contest of the 2011 football season for both teams and was the third game of the 2011–2012 Bowl Championship Series (BCS). The game ended with 23–20 Michigan victory in overtime. Michigan represented the Big Ten Conference (Big Ten) as the at-large team from the conference, while Virginia Tech represented the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) as its at-large team. The game was televised in the United States on ESPN and an estimated 9.6 million viewers watched the broadcast live. This was the first Sugar Bowl since 2000, as well as only the sixth since World War II and the tenth overall, not to feature a Southeastern Conference (SEC) team. This was because the top two SEC teams, the LSU Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide, played each other in the 2012 BCS National Championship Game, also held at the Superdome. As of 2017, this is the last SEC-less Sugar Bowl.

Michigan was offered a berth after it finished the season with a 10–2 record—its highest win total since the 2006 season—that ended with a 40–34 win against arch-rival Ohio State. Virginia Tech was offered a berth after it finished its season 11–2, which culminated in a 38–10 loss in the 2011 ACC Championship Game to Clemson. Media attention focused on the quality of the bowl selection, as both teams were criticized for not having strong schedules. Attention also focused on how Virginia Tech's defense would contain Michigan QB Denard Robinson.

The game kicked off at 8:32 pm Eastern Standard Time, and Virginia Tech scored first, converting the its first possession into on a field goal. Virginia Tech added another field goal in the second quarter, but Michigan scored a touchdown in the final minute to take a 7–6 lead, and then recovered a Virginia Tech fumble on the ensuing kickoff. Michigan kicked a field goal as time expired in the first half to take a 10–6 lead. Michigan converted its first possession of the second half into a touchdown to take a 17–6 lead, but Virginia Tech added a field goal to narrow the lead to 17–9. In the fourth quarter, Virginia Tech scored a touchdown to narrow Michigan's lead to two points, and then converted a two-point conversion to tie the game. Michigan responded with a field goal, but Virginia Tech tied the game with a field goal with two seconds remaining. In overtime, Virginia Tech appeared to score the go-ahead touchdown, but the call on the field was overturned upon video review. On the next play, Virginia Tech missed a crucial field goal. Michigan converted its field goal opportunity to win the game 23–20 in overtime.

In recognition of his performance, Michigan's Junior Hemingway was named the game's most valuable player.

2016 Eastern Kentucky Colonels football team

The 2016 Eastern Kentucky Colonels football team represented Eastern Kentucky University during the 2016 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They were led by first-year head coach Mark Elder and played their home games at Roy Kidd Stadium. They were a member of the Ohio Valley Conference. They finished the season 3–8, 2–6 in OVC play to finish in eighth place.

2019 Green Bay Packers season

The 2019 season will be the Green Bay Packers' upcoming 99th season in the National Football League, their 101st overall and their first under new head coach Matt LaFleur. After suffering back-to-back losing seasons in for the first time since 1990–91 and missing the playoffs back-to-back seasons for the first time since 2005–06, the Packers will look to improve on their 6–9–1 record from last year, and attempt to return to the playoffs for the first time since 2016.

Darryl Stonum

Darryl Stonum (born February 14, 1990) is an American football return specialist and wide receiver playing his final year of collegiate athletic eligibility for the 2012 Baylor Bears football team. He played at the University of Michigan from 2008 to 2010 and set the Michigan Wolverines football record for most kickoff return yards in a single season with 1,001 yards as a member of the 2009 team. He was the second leading receiver on the 2010 team. He was suspended for the full season from the 2011 team for alcohol-related offenses for which he was placed on probation. He violated this probation and was sentenced to jail on January 6, 2012. He was dismissed from the Michigan football team Jan. 17, 2012, after serving a short jail term.

David Molk

David Molk (born December 15, 1988) is a former American football center. Molk previously played college football at the same position for University of Michigan, where he was a consensus All-American and won the 2011 Rimington Trophy as the best center in college football. He played professionally in the National Football League (NFL) for the Philadelphia Eagles, and the San Diego Chargers.

Molk grew up in the Chicago area and played high school football at Lemont Township High School. He was named an All-State player by the Chicago Tribune and was selected to play in the first East-West All-America Football Game in January 2007.

Molk enrolled at the University of Michigan in 2007. He missed portions of the 2008 and 2009 seasons with injury. As a redshirt junior in 2010, Molk was the cornerstone in an offensive line that helped Denard Robinson break the Big Ten Conference single-season record with 4,189 yards of total offense. Molk was recognized as a first-team All-Big Ten Conference player at the end of the 2010 season. As a redshirt senior in 2011, Molk anchored a line that led the way for Denard Robinson and Fitzgerald Toussaint to become Michigan's first duo of 1,000-yard rushers since 1975. At the end of the 2011 season, he won the Rimington Trophy and was a consensus first-team All-American.

Molk was selected by the San Diego Chargers in the seventh round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He appeared in 12 games, none as a starter, for the Chargers during the 2012 NFL season.

Denard Robinson

Denard Xavier Robinson (born September 22, 1990) is an American football running back for the Atlanta Legends of the Alliance of American Football (AAF). He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Robinson was the starting quarterback in all 26 games for the 2010 and 2011 Michigan Wolverines football teams and played at the same position as a senior for the 2012 team as well as running back and wide receiver in the second half of the season.

As a sophomore in 2010, Robinson set the single-season Division I FBS record for rushing yards by a quarterback and became the only player in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) history to both pass and rush for 1,500 yards. Robinson also broke the Big Ten Conference season record with 4,272 yards of total offense (2,570 yards passing and 1,702 yards rushing) and led the conference in rushing. In his second start at quarterback against Notre Dame, he set the Michigan single-game record with 502 yards of total offense. He was awarded the 2010 Chicago Tribune Silver Football as the Most Valuable Player in the Big Ten Conference and was selected by the Football Writers Association of America as a first-team All-American. He also set the Big Ten single-game record for rushing yards by a quarterback and became the only player in NCAA Division I FBS history to both pass for 200 yards and rush for 200 yards in a regular season game twice.

As a junior in 2011, Robinson led a resurgent Michigan team to an 11–2 record and a victory over Virginia Tech in the 2012 Sugar Bowl. He threw for a career-high 338 passing yards in a come-from-behind victory over Notre Dame in the first night game played at Michigan Stadium. At the end of the 2011 season, Robinson had eight of the top 10 single-game total offense totals in Michigan history, including 948 yards in two games against Notre Dame. His total offense output in 2010 (4,272 yards) and 2011 (3,348 yards) rank as the top two single-season totals in Michigan history. As a senior in 2012, he extended his record with a third game with both 200 yards rushing and 200 yards passing.

As a freshman and sophomore, he also competed as a sprinter for the Michigan men's track and field team. He has run the 40-yard dash in 4.32 seconds, and he recorded the fastest competition time in 2010 among Michigan's sprinters in the 60-meter dash.

Kevin Grady

Kevin Lee Grady, Jr. (born June 24, 1986) is a former American football running back. He completed his athletic eligibility for the Michigan Wolverines football team during the 2009 NCAA Division I FBS football season. He began his Michigan career as a tailback but was converted to fullback. He has also played for the Chicago Slaughter of the Indoor Football League.

In high school, he led his team to consecutive Michigan High School Athletic Association Championships. Along the way, he established numerous Michigan High School Athletic Association career football rushing records while playing for East Grand Rapids High School, many of which still stand. He was also widely regarded as the best junior class high school football player in the nation during the 2003 high school football season.

At the University of Michigan, he became the school's first athlete to graduate high school a semester early in order to participate in Spring football practice. He was Mike Hart's backup at tailback during his first two years at Michigan. He missed his third year due to injury and returned to play fullback during his final two years of eligibility.

Martell Webb

Martell T. Webb (born November 10, 1989) is American football tight end who is currently a free agent. He played his college football for the Michigan Wolverines football team. He was previously a highly rated tight end and wide receiver for Pontiac Northern High School who was selected to the 2006 USA Today All-USA second team.

He has also been a member with the Philadelphia Eagles, New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions, Indianapolis Colts and Cleveland Browns.

Michael Shaw (American football)

Michael Shaw (born November 24, 1989) is a former American football running back. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by Washington Redskins in 2012. He played college football for the Michigan Wolverines football team.

Patrick Omameh

Patrick Chuba Omameh Jr. (born December 29, 1989) is an American football offensive guard who is currently a free agent. After going undrafted in 2013, he signed with the San Francisco 49ers as a free agent. He previously played in the NFL for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Chicago Bears and New York Giants. He played college football for the University of Michigan Wolverines from 2009 to 2012.

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