Sam Koch

Ravens punter Sam Koch took career day Sunday in stride

Ravens punter Sam Koch took career day Sunday in stride

The first sign that Sam Koch was on the cusp of something special occurred when the Ravens punter launched his first kick 57 yards to the Chicago Bears’ 7-yard line Sunday.

After six more punts, Koch finished with a 55.0-yard gross punting average, setting a franchise single-game record that eclipsed the 54.7 mark established against the Minnesota Vikings on Dec. 8, 2013.

“Honestly, the first one was probably one of my worst hits of the day,” he said Thursday. “It was meant to be more end-over-end, but it ended up working out just because I ended up adding a little bit more knuckle to it so that it was moving more in the air,...

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