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Luke Kuechly    

Former Linebacker for the Carolina Panthers

Luke Kuechly is a former linebacker for the Carolina Panthers. He was drafted ninth overall by the Panthers in the 2012. In his rookie season, he led the NFL in tackles and won the Associated Press 2012 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, becoming the the third youngest recipient of the award. In his second season, Kuechly was named the AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year and became the youngest recipient of the award.

In 2015, Kuechly led the Panthers to Superbowl 50, where they were defeated by the Denver Broncos 24 - 10. Kuechly was the first player in NFL history with a pick-six in consecutive playoff games and he led the NFL with the most tackles in 2012 and 2014. After playing for the Carolina Panthers for 8 seasons, he announced his retirement from the NFL on January 14, 2020.

Kuechly is a seven-time Pro Bowler, a franchise-record, ending his career having been given the honor in seven consecutive seasons, and was named First-Team All-Pro five times. He totaled more than 100 tackles every year that he played.


Luke Kuechly was an absolute force against Saints

Luke Kuechly is one of the best defensive players that the NFL has to offer and he once again proved it on Monday night against the Saints.

Luke Kuechly dismisses late game injury: 'I'll be fine'

In a game already marred by injuries to tight end Greg Olsen and right tackle Daryl Williams, the Carolina Panthers and their fans collectively held their breath  ...

Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly comments on coaching changes

Linebacker Luke Kuechly hopes the firings will wake the defense up, per Joseph ... expect the always-excellent Kuechly to be literally right in the middle of it.

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