Younghoe Koo Biography

( 1994 - )
January 8, 2020
First published on:January 8, 2020
by Karan

Facts of Younghoe Koo

Date of Birth: 1994, August 2
Age: 26 years old
Birth Nation: South Korea
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Birth Name Younghoe Koo
Birth Place Seoul, South Korea
Horoscope Leo
Father Seungmae Choi
Mother Hyunseo Koo
Net Worth $0.2 million
Salary $341,471 (2019)
University Team Ridgewood High School
No. of Instagram Followers 41.2k
Weight 84
Nationality American
Ethnicity Asian
Profession Footballer
Currently Working For Atlanta Falcons
University attended Georgia Southern University
School attended Ridgewood High School
Girlfriend Ava Maurer
Tatto(s) None
Squad No 7

All-conference honoree, Younghoe Yoo is a South Korean player who plays American football for the Atlanta Falcons of the NFL. Before joining the Falcons, he played for the Atlanta Legends of the AAF.

Younghoe Koo, an American professional football player, was born on 03 August 1994, in South Korea. He attended Georgia Southern after moving to the US and enrolled at Georgia Southern University, where he played football for the Georgia Southern Eagles.

Younghoe's Net Worth in 2020

The 25-year old American football player accumulates a significant portion of wealth from being a professional football player. Koo has an estimated net worth of $0.2 million as of 2020. Younhoe raked in $109,412 in cash in 2017 when he signed with the Los Angeles Chargers.

NFL Career Earnings



Salary/ Earnings


Los Angeles Chargers



Los Angeles Chargers



Atlanta Legends

$ 16, 000


Atlanta Falcons(2019-present)


In 2019, he signed a contract with Atlanta Falcons for $645,000, including a base salary of $341,471, and a cap hit of $341,470. That season, he earned the base salary of $341,471. As of now, he is a exclusive right free agent in the Falcons roster and will either be offered a contract from Atlanta or will be included in the free agency market.

Is Koo married, single or in a relationship?

Younghoe Koo tends to keep his personal life and relationship undercovered. He is a bachelor but is currently dating his girlfriend. His recent Instagram post revealed that he is currently dating an American girl, Ava Maurer.

Koo's girlfriend Ava isn't famous among his fans, though. Her social media outlet, like Instagram, is kept private.

Koo with his girlfriend in New York City SOURCE: Instagram @kooyounghoe

Koo once made a crude remark in public saying that his girlfriend Ava doesn't know who he is or what accent he has. But Koo said that he is accustomed to adapting changes that come to his way. Being in a different culture, he picked up everything along the way. Koo further added, "I don’t notice it, but when I went to New Jersey and I’m saying ‘yes ma’am’ and ‘no ma’am,’ I know it’s been a fun journey.

Younghoe Yoo's Family & Education Background

Younghoe Koo was born in Seoul, South Korea, to Seungmae Choi and Hyunseo Koo. Koo's father was a university professor in Seoul, and his mother worked as a nurse in the US.

Younghoe started playing football from an early age. He moved to the United States in his teens to live with his mother in New Jersey. There he attended sixth grade. Enrolled at Georgia Southern Univesity, he played for the Georgia Southern Eagles. During his final season, he earned the title of first-team all-conference honors in the Sun Belt Conference. 

Professional Career

Signed to Los Angeles Chargers in 2017 as an undrafted free agent, Koo began his professional career as a starter and became one of four South Korean players to be featured in NFL history. However, Chargers head coach replaced him with Nick Novak following their week four loss.

Frank Schwab of Yahoo Sports wrote that the winless Chargers were "using [Koo] as a scapegoat."

Koo after a win in Atlanta SOURCE: Instagram @kooyounghoe

Atlanta Legends signed Koo on January 14, 2019. Following the defeat against Memphis Express in February, he was named AAF Special Teams Player of the Week.

On 4 October 2019, the New England Patriots signed Koo, replacing injured longtime kicker Stephen Gostkowski for a day.

Video: Younghoe Koo's Falcons Debut

Koo signed with the Atlanta Falcons on October 29, 2019, after they removed the franchise leading scorer, Matt Bryant, from the team. To this day, Koo plays for the Atlanta Falcons.

NFL Achievements

During his four-year career with the Eagles, Koo was successful on converting 19 of 20 field-goal attempts, setting a record at 88.6 percent. Koo showed off his skills when he was successful in scoring a career-long 53-yard field goal in 2016.

He was named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week twice for his performance. Koo was named a finalist for the Lou Groza Award, given annually to the best college kicker in the nation.

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