As of gametime, a tiebreaker has been broken. Terrell Suggs’ record of 229 games played by a Raven has been usurped by punter Sam Koch.
Before highlighting Koch, I believe recognition for Suggs is deserved. A hall of fame pass rusher played 229 games as a Raven. He stuck with the same franchise for an incredibly long time. To play 229 games at such a physical position which takes a lot of punishment is impressive. Now, back to the new record holder.
Prior to his 230th game played, Koch has amassed 48,135 yards on 1,061 punts, with 405 of them inside the 20-yard line. That means 38% of his career punts have pinned the opponent more than 80-yards from the endzone.
He’s attended a Pro Bowl (2015) and earned second-team All-Pro honors (2015). He’s also become the most efficient passer in NFL history.
Koch also had one of the most unique plays in Super Bowl history, taking an intentional safety to wind down the clock.
Koch has been a key operator in one of the greatest special teams programs in NFL history, boasting multiple starters in the league and being the holder for the most accurate kicker in NFL history, Justin Tucker.
The Ravens found quite a gem in Sam Koch. A team would be lucky to hang onto any player at any position for 15-straight seasons.