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Thursday - 5/17/2001
The Baltimore Ravens have signed former University of Maryland Kicker Brian Kopka to a one-year contract. His biography follows.
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Signed with Baltimore as a free agent on 5/17/01.Kicked three seasons for Maryland, and held kickoff and PAT duties his freshman campaign.Finished second in scoring in each of his final two seasons.Finished 8 of 12 (66.7%)
on FGAs his senior season, including four out of five in the 40 to 49-yard range, and was 26 of 28 (93%) in PATs for 50 points.Scored 80 points his junior Terrapin season, finishing with a career-high 16 FGs in 21
opportunities (76%) and 32 of 33 PATs (97%).He led the Terps in scoring during his sophomore season with 58 points, and was a Lou Groza Award semifinalist.Shared the team lead with 30 points in his freshman season.Was
a first team All-State selection at Hollywood Hills High School (FL), and was a two-time All-County and All-Conference honoree.Hit a career-long 56-yard FG his senior year.Majored in Communications at Maryland.Full name: Brian Matthew Kopka.