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Dan Koppen
C #67
Height:
6-2
Weight:
300
College:
Boston College
Hometown:
Whitehall, Pa.
Experience:
11
Offensive Line
YearTeamGGS
TOTAL 136 132
2012 DEN 15 12
2011 NE 1 1
2010 NE 16 16
2009 NE 16 16
2008 NE 16 16
2007 NE 15 15
2006 NE 16 16
2005 NE 9 9
2004 NE 16 16
2003 NE 16 15

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Bio

KOPPEN AT A GLANCE:
• A 11th-year center who opened 132-of-136 regular-season games and 14-of-14 postseason games during his first 10 seasons of his career with New England (2003-11) and Denver (2012).
• Ranks first in NFL history among offensive linemen with a .794 career regular-season winning percentage (min. 100 GP) with his teams combining for a 108-28 record.
• Earned Pro Bowl recognition and Associated Press All-Pro (second team) honors in 2007 while helping the Patriots post a 16-0 regular-season record and establish a league record with 589 points scored.
• Played in offenses that finished among the league's Top 10 in seven of his first 10 seasons.
• Started 37-of-38 possible games during his first two NFL seasons, helping New England capture back-to-back Super Bowl Championships from 2003-04.
• Named a finalist for the Rimington Award (nation's best center) as a senior at Boston College where he was tutored by Broncos Offensive Line Coach Dave Magazu.
• Joined the Broncos as a free agent on Sept. 11, 2012.
• Selected by the Patriots in the fifth round (164th overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft.

KOPPEN AT A GLANCE:
• A 11th-year center who opened 132-of-136 regular-season games and 14-of-14 postseason games during his first 10 seasons of his career with New England (2003-11) and Denver (2012).
• Ranks first in NFL history among offensive linemen with a .794 career regular-season winning percentage (min. 100 GP) with his teams combining for a 108-28 record.
• Earned Pro Bowl recognition and Associated Press All-Pro (second team) honors in 2007 while helping the Patriots post a 16-0 regular-season record and establish a league record with 589 points scored.
• Played in offenses that finished among the league's Top 10 in seven of his first 10 seasons.
• Started 37-of-38 possible games during his first two NFL seasons, helping New England capture back-to-back Super Bowl Championships from 2003-04.
• Named a finalist for the Rimington Award (nation's best center) as a senior at Boston College where he was tutored by Broncos Offensive Line Coach Dave Magazu.
• Joined the Broncos as a free agent on Sept. 11, 2012.
• Selected by the Patriots in the fifth round (164th overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft.


CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed by New England as a draft choice 7/21/03; Released by New England 8/31/12; Signed by Denver as free agent 9/11/12.

2012: Koppen played 15 regular-season games (12 starts) with the Broncos and started the team’s postseason contest... Signed with Denver on Sept. 11, after being released by New England at the end of training camp... Made his Broncos debut at Atl. (9/17)... Filled in at center after J.D. Walton injured his ankle vs. Oak. (9/30)... Started his first game as a Bronco at N.E. (10/7)... Part of an offensive line that earned the Madden Most Valuable Protectors Award for allowing zero sacks, one QB hit and helping the team rush for 225 yards vs. N.O. (10/28)... Won his 100th career regular-season game at Cin. (11/4).

2011: Koppen started the Patriots’ season opener but left the game with a leg injury... Placed on injured reserve with a leg injury on Sept. 21.

2010: Koppen opened all 16 games for New England and was a part of a Patriots offense that scored the seventh most points in a season in NFL history.

2009: Koppen started all 16 games at center for the Patriots and was a member of an offensive line that allowed just 18 sacks.

2008: Koppen started all 16 games at center for New England... Helped block for a rushing attack that totaled 2,278 yards and 21 rushing touchdowns... Credited with key blocks on a pair of 2-yard touchdown runs by RB Kevin Faulk at S.F. (10/5).

2007: Koppen opened all 15 games that he played for the Patriots and earned his first career Pro Bowl selection... Named to the Associated Press All-Pro Second Team... Was part of an offensive line that allowed just 21 sacks and helped the team set an all-time record for points scored in a season (589)... Started at center in Super Bowl XLII.

2006: Koppen started all 16 regular-season games and three playoff contests for New England at center... Helped block for a rushing attack that totaled 1,969 yards for the season.

2005: Koppen opened the first nine games of the season at center for the Patriots before injuring his shoulder... Placed on injured reserve with a shoulder injury on Nov. 15.

2004: Koppen opened all 16 regular-season and three postseason games for New England at center... Was a member of the offensive line that allowed Patriots rushers to gain more than 200 rushing yards twice, 225 at Cle. (12/5) and 208 vs. Buf. (11/14)... Tackled Jerome Bettis in the AFC Championship game at Pit. (1/23)... Part of an offensive line that opened holes for Patriots’ rushers to gain 112 yards on 28 carries in New England’s 24-21 victory over the Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX.

2003: Koppen appeared in all 16 games and started the final 15 and all three postseason games at center as a rookie for the Patriots... Was part of an offensive line that did not allow a sack during the postseason... Made his first career start at Phi. (9/14)... Started at center and was a member of an offensive line that did not allow a sack in the Patriots’ 32-29 Super Bowl XXXVIII

COLLEGE: Koppen was a three-year starter at Boston College, where he earned second-team All-BIG EAST Conference honors during each of his final three years... A finalist for the Dave Rimington Trophy, presented to college football’s top center, Koppen opened 35 consecutive games at center for the Eagles... Koppen received winning grades for blocking consistency in every game he started.

PERSONAL: Koppen earned all-state, all-area and All-East Penn Conference first-team honors as a senior offensive lineman and defensive end at Whitehall High School in Whitehall, Pa.... His number 77 was retired by his high school in 2005 and he was inducted into the school’s hall of fame in 2010... Named a Prep Star All-American as a senior... Totaled 10 sacks and also carried the ball for his high school team... Earned a letters in track and basketball as well as football... Dan and his wife, Amber, have a son, Cambell and a daughter, Sienna Rose... Daniel Koppen was born on Sept. 12, 1979 in Dubuque, Iowa.

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