Bryan Koch
Bryan Koch


Wentzville, Mo.

High School:
Francis Howell

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 285



2003: Started the first seven games of the season before being sidelined for the year with a herniated disk in his neck ... In seven games, didn't allow a sack and added 48 knockdowns ... Academic All-Big Ten.

2002: Played in five games ... Helped set school total offense record with 5,356 yards for an average of 446.3 per game, topping the 5,000 mark for the second straight season and the second time in school history ... Total offense ranked ninth in the country and passing average of 282.3 yards per game ranked 16th ... Aided running back Antoineo Harris to single-season rushing record with 1,330 yards.

2001: Member of the UI squad.

2000: Redshirted the 2000 season.

High School: Mo-Kan Magazine's All-Midwest team ... Missouri/Kansas Super 35 team ... Three-time All-Gateway Athletic South Conference team member ... All-Metro his senior year ... Named the team's Most Outstanding Lineman ... Helped lead his Francis Howell team to a 27-8 record and three consecutive district titles ... Set school bench press record at 430 pounds and squatted 645 ... Earned eight varsity letters in football and track ... Holds the school records in the shot put and discus ... An All-Conference and All-Metro selection in track ... Selected to compete in the Lindberg Elite Meet in track.

Personal: Full given name is Bryan James Koch ... Born Feb. 9, 1982 ... The son of Louis and Diane Koch ... Graduated with an undergraduate degree in speech communication in May 2004 ... Member of the honor roll for seven consecutive semesters ... Aspires to be a high school teacher and coach, more specifically, at his alma mater Francis Howell ... Hobbies include weight lifting, basketball, hunting and fishing ... Says his uncle Jim Swanter most influenced his athletic career ... Worked for three summers building retaining walls with 180-pound railroad ties.