Brandon Coutu
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Brandon Coutu
Brandon Coutu
No. 10, 7
Position:Placekicker
Personal information
Born: (1984-09-29) September 29, 1984 (age 36)
Lawrenceville, Georgia, U.S.
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:187 lb (85 kg)
Career information
High school:Collins Hill (Suwanee, Georgia)
College:Georgia
NFL Draft:2008 / Round: 7 / Pick: 235
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • Honorable mention All-SEC (2007)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Brandon Coutu (born September 29, 1984) is a former American-football placekicker. He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the seventh round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Georgia. He was born in Lawrenceville, Georgia.

He was also a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Buffalo Bills, and Las Vegas Locomotives.

College career

At the University of Georgia, he kicked three field goals of over 50 yards, his longest was 58 yards. He never missed a PAT at Georgia and was the first kicker in Georgia history to have over 80% field goal accuracy. All these things were accomplished after turning down scholarships at other schools for soccer and being a walk-on on Georgia's football team.

Professional career

Seattle Seahawks

Coutu was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the seventh round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He was one of only two kickers picked by NFL teams in that draft. He was waived by the team on September 5, 2009.

Coutu was re-signed by the Seahawks on July 30, 2011 to replace Olindo Mare. He was released on August 20.

Las Vegas Locomotives

On August 25, 2011, Coutu signed with the Las Vegas Locomotives.[1]

Jacksonville Jaguars

On December 12, 2011, Coutu was signed to the Jacksonville Jaguars practice squad.

Buffalo Bills

Coutu signed with the Buffalo Bills on December 28, 2011 to replace the injured Rian Lindell and Dave Rayner. He is Buffalo's third kicker of the season.[2] He attempted his first NFL field goal on a New Years Day game against the New England Patriots, but missed. He was released following the season.[3]

Second stint with Jacksonville Jaguars

He re-signed with the Jaguars in May 2012.[4] He was waived on July 17 to make room for newly signed Josh Scobee.

Footnote

  1. ^ "Personnel Transaction Notice - August 25, 2011". United Football League. Archived from the original on 12 September 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  2. ^ Bills sign kicker Brandon Coutu to replace Dave Rayner
  3. ^ http://insider.espn.go.com/nfl/fa?oldTeamId=2&action=upsell&appRedirect=http%3a%2f%2finsider.espn.go.com%2fnfl%2ffa?oldTeamId%3d2
  4. ^ http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/rapid-reports/post/19043638

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