Markus Kuhn (born 5 May 1986) is a former German gridiron soccer defensive sort out. He was chosen by the New York Giants within the seventh spherical of the 2012 NFL Draft. In December 2014 he grew to become the primary German citizen to attain an NFL landing; returning a fumble towards the Tennessee Titans. Kuhn performed school soccer at NC State.
On April 7, 2016, Kuhn signed with the New England Patriots. On September 3, 2016, he was launched by the Patriots as a part of closing roster cuts.
Ahead of the 2015 season it was introduced that the 2015 NFL season would see a brand new broadcasting association in Germany with (a minimum of) two video games each Sunday being broadcast stay in free-to-air Television on ProSieben Maxx in addition to on a free stay stream on ran.de. Kuhn grew to become a columnist for the web site of ran.de, describing his day-to-day life within the NFL and the way he sees his video games. On the sphere the 2015 season noticed him safe the ball yet another time for his crew, when he returned a fumble by Tom Brady towards the New England Patriots, a recreation that the Giants finally misplaced on a late discipline purpose. On December 25, 2015, Kuhn was positioned on injured reserve as a result of a knee harm he suffered towards the Miami Dolphins on December 14, 2015.
In week 14, on December seventh, 2014, Kuhn returned a fumble for a landing towards the Titans. It was the Giants first non-offensive TD of the season. It was additionally the primary ever landing scored by a German nationwide within the NFL.
During the offseason, it was revealed that Kuhn has friendship with former Giant and 2014 Hall of Famer Michael Strahan. Kuhn was born in Mannheim and Strahan skilled the sport of soccer on this metropolis for the primary time on the Mannheim Redskins (now the Rhein Neckar Bandits). In Week one, the Giants misplaced towards the Detroit Lions. Kuhn missed the sport due to an harm.
Almost one 12 months after his ACL tear, Kuhn returned to practising together with his crew. Because of his sturdy work ethic, the coaches named Kuhn on November 6 to the Giants lively roster. Kuhn had his season debut in Week 13 towards the Washington Redskins, a recreation the Giants gained. In week 14, defensive sort out Kuhn returned a kickoff 13 yards, after the San Diego Chargers intentionally bounced a brief kick, after a rating with 19 seconds remaining within the first half. Kuhn and the Giants ended the season 7-9, failing to make the playoffs.
On August 31, 2012, it was introduced that Kuhn had made the ultimate roster. He made his debut within the season’s inaugural recreation with a sort out help, a feat he matched within the subsequent video games. He began his first recreation in Week 6 towards Cleveland Browns. During the sport towards the Cincinnati Bengals in week 10, Kuhn suffered a torn ACL and missed the remainder of the 2012 season. The Giants completed the season 9-7 and out of the playoffs.
Kuhn was drafted within the seventh spherical of the 2012 NFL Draft by the New York Giants.
In 2007 Kuhn determined to play collegiate soccer. Without entry to varsity recruiters, Kuhn resorted to personally visiting schools together with his father in 2007. He was finally given a scholarship at North Carolina State University. At NC State, Kuhn was a part of the Champs Sports Bowl successful crew in 2010 and the Belk Bowl successful crew in 2011. In 2012 Kuhn earned a level in Business economics.
Born in Mannheim, Germany, Kuhn began enjoying soccer at age 14. He was launched to the game whereas spending holidays together with his household in Florida. His curiosity and curiosity led him to start out enjoying soccer in Germany and he finally started enjoying linebacker and defensive sort out for the Weinheim Longhorns, successful Rookie of The Year. Kuhn was a four-time German Football League All-Star.
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