|Born:||February 13, 1963|
Niedermarsberg, West Germany
|NFL draft||1986 / Round: 2 / Pick: 30|
Markus Koch (born February 13, 1963) is a German-born former American football defensive lineman in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins team which won a Super Bowl (1988). He played high school football at the Eastwood Collegiate Institute in Kitchener, Ontario and played college football at Boise State University.
Having finished his career before the internet age, Koch is overlooked by the media, which call Sebastian Vollmer of the Patriots the first German to be drafted (2nd, 2009) by the NFL and to win a Super Bowl.
In the 1986 NFL Draft Koch was selected in the 2nd round as the 30th overall pick by the Washington Redskins. He was also selected in the 1986 CFL Draft by the Toronto Argonauts. Koch played in Super Bowl XXII, 1988 and was on injured reserved for Super Bowl XXVI, 1992.
Koch was inducted into the Boise State Hall of Fame in 1993.
Life After Football
After spending six years in the National Football League Koch received his License Massage Practitioner, Craniosacral Therapist, Acupressure Therapist, Reflexologist, Certified Yoga Instructor, Vipassana Meditation Instructor and uses modalities of Acupressure, Life Coaching, Energy Work, Massage Therapy, Reflexology. He works with his wife at Holistic PT holisticpt.us in Port Townsend, WA.
Koch and his wife Amy were featured in "The Crazy Wisdom Journal" for their massage therapy work. Koch's own experience with testicular cancer, severe nerve pain, and debilitating depression have been a healing journey. Markus and Amy guide yearly retreats to Brazil.
Koch currently lives in Port Townsend, WA.
- Washington Redskins draft history
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-05-02. Retrieved 2015-01-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-02-01. Retrieved 2015-01-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)