2012 Signing Day Press Conference Quotes
Postgame Notes: #13 Michigan 23, #17 Virginia Tech 20 (OT)
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Receptions: 4, twice (last vs. Ohio State, Nov. 26, 2011)
Yards: 60, at Penn State (Oct. 30, 2010)
Touchdowns: 1, nine times (last vs. Ohio State, Nov. 26, 2011)
Long: 60, at Penn State (Oct. 30, 2010)
At Michigan ... 2011 season captain ... four-year letterman and starter at tight end ... played in 47 career contests and made 31 starts.
Senior (2011) ... Sugar Bowl champion ... earned fourth varsity letter ... All-Big Ten honorable mention (coaches and media) ... voted a 2011 season captain by teammates during fall camp ... named to the Mackey Award preseason watch list ... co-recipient of U-M's Robert P. Ufer Bequest (senior demonstrating most enthusiasm and love for Michigan) ... appeared in all 13 games; started 12 games at tight end (Western Michigan, Notre Dame, Eastern Michigan, San Diego State, Minnesota, Northwestern, Michigan State, Purdue, Iowa, Nebraska, Ohio State, Virginia Tech) and contributed each game on special teams ... team's third leading receiver with 23 receptions for 244 yards ... tied for team lead with four receiving touchdowns ... OHIO STATE (Nov. 26) ... grabbed a career-matching four receptions for 40 yards and a touchdown in the fourth quarter ... ILLINOIS (Nov. 12) ... snagged two passes for a season-high 42 yards ... IOWA (Nov. 5) ... caught three passes for 18 yards and posted third touchdown of the season in the fourth quarter ... MINNESOTA (Oct. 1) ... set season-high three catches for 35 yards and a touchdown ... EASTERN MICHIGAN (Sept. 17) ... two catches for 21 yards and a touchdown.
Junior (2010) ... earned third varsity letter ... John Mackey Award watch list ... started in eight games and appeared in all 13 contests at tight end ... caught 14 passes for 199 yards and two touchdowns ... started at tight end vs. Connecticut (Sept. 4), grabbing three passes for 30 yards ... made start at tight end against Notre Dame (Sept. 11) ... played at tight end vs. Massachusetts (Sept. 18) and Bowling Green (Sept. 25) ... caught one pass for a three-yard touchdown in start at Indiana (Oct. 2) ... made one reception for six yards in start vs. Michigan State (Oct. 9) ... posted three catches for 26 yards in start vs. Iowa (Oct. 16) ... made one reception that resulted in a career-long, 60-yard touchdown in start at Penn State (Oct. 30) ... started at tight end vs. Illinois (Nov. 6) ... caught two passes for 29 yards as a reserve tight end at Purdue (Nov. 13) ... played as a reserve tight end and on special teams vs. Wisconsin (Nov. 20) ... grabbed one pass for three yards in start at Ohio State (Nov. 27) ... hauled in two passes for 42 yards as a reserve tight end vs. Mississippi State (Jan. 1) in the Gator Bowl.
Sophomore (2009) ... earned second varsity letter ... started eight of 12 games at tight end ... caught 16 passes for 220 yards (13.8 avg.) and scored two touchdowns ... made fourth career start at tight end and contributed on special teams vs. Western Michigan (Sept. 5), catching three passes for 32 yards including a seven-yard touchdown reception ... started at tight end and contributed on special teams vs. Notre Dame (Sept. 12), tallying a career-high four receptions for 38 yards ... caught a three-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter against the Irish ... made start at tight end and helped on special teams vs. Eastern Michigan (Sept. 19), tallying one assisted tackle ... recorded a 36-yard reception in start vs. Indiana (Sept. 26) ... made one tackle on special teams against the Hoosiers ... had a 41-yard career long reception at Michigan State (Oct. 3) ... started at tight end against Iowa (Oct. 10), catching three passes for 27 yards ... saw action at tight end and on special teams vs. Delaware State (Oct. 17) ... started at tight end vs. Penn State (Oct. 24) ... caught three passes for 37 yards in start at Illinois (Oct. 31) ... had a nine-yard reception vs. Purdue (Nov. 7) ... played tight end at Wisconsin (Nov. 14) and vs. Ohio State (Nov. 21).
Freshman (2008) ... earned first varsity letter ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement ... appeared in nine games at tight end and made three starts ... made collegiate debut at tight end vs. Wisconsin (Sept. 27) ... first career catch was a 26-yard touchdown in the third quarter against the Badgers ... team's only tight end to see action vs. Illinois (Oct. 4) ... had a five-yard touchdown pass called back due to a penalty against the Fighting Illini ... played at tight end vs. Toledo (Oct. 11) ... made first career in the Penn State (Oct. 18) game, collecting a career-best three receptions and 26 yards ... caught two passes for 41 yards in start vs. Michigan State (Oct. 25) ... hauled in a 35-yard career long reception that set up a second quarter touchdown against the Spartans ... played tight end and on special teams at Purdue (Nov. 1) and Minnesota (Nov. 8) ... started third career contest at tight end vs. Northwestern (Nov. 15) ... played tight end at Ohio State (Nov. 22).
Prep ... attended Whitmer High School (2008) coached by Joe Palka ... Key Statistics ... holds school record with 1,190 career receiving yards on 75 receptions ... finished career with 16 offensive touchdowns ... recorded 151 tackles, 28 tackles for loss, 16 sacks, two forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, two interception and one interception return for a touchdown during his career ... made 31 receptions for 361 yards and scored five TDs as a senior ... contributed 48 tackles and seven sacks senior year ... caught 23 passes for 351 yards (16.1 avg.) and five touchdowns as a junior ... recorded 65 tackles, five TFLs, three sacks and two interceptions during junior year ... Honors and Rankings ... PrepStar Magazine All-American ... four-star prospect, the nation's fourth-best tight end and the No. 10 player in the state of Ohio according to Rivals.com ... four-star prospect and the sixth-best tight end nationally according to Scout.com ... rated No. 5 on the Detroit Free Press Best of the Midwest rankings ... 107th-best defensive end nationally by ESPN.com ... gained All-Ohio first team accolades at defensive end as a senior ... earned all-city honors as a tight end and defensive end as a junior.
Personal ... Kevin Jamaal Koger was born Dec. 12, 1989 ... sister, LaShawnda Thorne, played volleyball at Michigan and earned a varsity letter in 1991 ... enrolled in the School of Kinesiology, majoring in sport management.
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