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Ravens punter Sam Koch has 'golf bag' of kicks

Ravens punter Sam Koch kick during a game against the Arizona Cardinals.
Ravens punter Sam Koch kick during a game against the Arizona Cardinals. (Rick Scuteri / Associated Press)

Ravens punter Sam Koch has quietly revolutionized strategy at his position.

Koch developed 10 kicks to be used in different situations in the past year, according to an ESPN story posted Tuesday.

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"Practice has become kind of like a science experiment on the numerous ways we can kick a ball," Koch told ESPN.

From a Week 9 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers last season until Sunday, Koch has led the NFL with an average of 44.39 net yards per punt, according to ESPN Stats & Information. He averaged 39.03 net yards per punt from his rookie year in 2006 through Week 8 last season.

Minnesota Vikings punter Jeff Locke told ESPN "we'll look back at this and say, 'Sam Koch changed the punting game.'"

The Ravens signed Koch to a five-year, $16.25 million contract extension this past July.

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