South Korean trick kick star Younghoe Koo accomplished another amazing feat by becoming Los Angeles Chargers’ new placekicker.
The 23-year-old rookie not only earned a spot on the NFL team, he even replaced more experienced third season professional Josh Lambo in the process.
Koo first made waves on the Internet after he posted a viral clip of himself doing an impressive backflip kick. However, this is only a portion of his list of accolades, which started as early as his high school years when he was voted as the team MVP.
According to USA Today, Koo also earned first-team All-Northern Jersey and All-County first-team honors for his impressive kicking performance. He also scored 31 out of 35 field goals during his run with the Eagles and only missed one field goal out of 20 during his time at Georgia Southern University.
Despite Koo having a much smaller 5-foot-9-inch frame compared to other athletes on the NFL, he has proven that his size does not take away from his kicking power, managing to score a massive 53-yard field goal back in 2016.
Koo is looking to become a valuable asset to the Los Angeles Chargers as well due to his skills and directional kicks, according to ESPN. During preseason, opposing teams only managed to get an average of 21 yards per return with Koo’s kickoffs.
Koo feels fortunate to be in his position as he expressed his gratitude to his supporters via Twitter.
Blessed to be in this position! Thank you for the love and support from everybody. Can’t wait to go to work! #boltup⚡️
— Younghoe Koo (@YounghoeKoo) September 3, 2017
While Koo’s career begins to flourish, netizens won’t be forgetting the South Korean’s sensational kick trick any time soon. Check out the video below to see the trick that helped kickstart Koo’s internet popularity.
— Younghoe Koo (@YounghoeKoo) December 1, 2016