The Atlanta Falcons have released Matt Bryant, who had connected on just 9-of-14 field goal attempts this season, and have signed Younghoe Koo. Bryant had been the Falcons kicker, since 2009 and is the Falcons all-time leading scorer with 1,163 points, over 148 games.
Koo attended Georgia Southern University, where he set the school’s career field goal percentage record, connecting on 31-of-35 (88.6%) of his field goal’s for the Eagles.
In his final season with the Eagles (2016-17), Koo became the first kicker in school history to be named a finalist for the Lou Groza Award and became the Eagles first FBS All-American after being named to Phil Steele’s third-team. That season, he tied the school record with 19 made field goals, after connecting on 19-of-20 attempts, including 14-consecutive makes, which also tied the school record.
In 2019, Koo became the kicker for the Atlanta Legends, where he was perfect on his field goals, connecting on 14-of-14 attempts. Prior to joining the Legends, Koo appeared in four games for the Los Angeles Chargers, in 2017, where he went 3-for-6 on field goals and a perfect 9-for-9 on extra points.