Luke Kuechly Story

Luke Kuechly Story

Luke August Kuechly


luke august kuechly

Luke August Kuechly, commonly referred as Luke Kuechly is known for being the American football linebacker that performs for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Panthers in the 2012 NFL Draft. He played football at Boston College, where he was perceived twice as a consensus All-American.


Kuechly had a powerful impact through his rookie season, as he drove the NFL in tackles and won the Award of NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year organized by the Associated Press in 2012. This victory had turned him into the third most youthful beneficiary in its history. Also, in 2013, he turned into the most youthful beneficiary in the history by claiming the award for the AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year.

Childhood and Education

childhood and education

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and experienced childhood in Evendale, Ohio, Kuechly went to St. Xavier High School in the Finney town zone of Cincinnati. In the school, he played the role of linebacker and security for the football group. By 2007, he worked as a junior and had 147 handles, six sacks, two constrained bumbles; three mishandle recuperations, two capture attempts, and a touchdown as a linebacker. Then, he went to Boston College, an individual from the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), where he played for the Boston College Eagles football group from 2009 to 2011. Boston College resigned his shirt on October 22, 2016.



In 2012, Kuechly declared his aim to enter the 2012 NFL Draft. At that time he was appraised as the top linebacker accessible in this draft: Mel Kiper positioned him tenth on his "Big Board", while Todd McShay positioned him thirteenth in his "Top 32 list". Carolina Panthers drafted him in the first round: chosen as the first linebacker and the ninth general pick.


Kuechly started the Carolina Panthers season in the position of outside linebacker. Because of his solid execution at middle linebacker, Rivera declared that Kuechly would be the group's long-haul starter at that position. Kuechly with his strong performance drove the association with 164 handles amid the customary season and recorded 8 pass avoidances, 1 sack, 2 block attempts, and three mishandle recoveries. He was granted the award from Pro Football Weekly for AP Defensive Rookie of the Year and also got the Defensive Rookie of the Year award.


Kuechly converted his play to a radical new level in his second year, turning into the pioneer of a miserly Panthers protection that completed the season as runner-up in focuses and yards permitted. He was named by the Associated Press as the NFL Defensive Player of the Year, joining Lawrence Taylor as the main players in NFL history. This is where he wins the progressive awards namely; the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year and NFL Defensive Player of the Year.


Kuechly marked a 5-year, $62 million expansion with the Panthers, turning into the NFL's most generously compensated center linebacker. Kuechly's positioned himself on 17.6 run-stop rates for the first time for any protective player paying little heed to the position. Also, Kuechly was one of seven linebackers with at least 30 handles in the run game with only a single miss. In scope, he had three block attempts and four defended passed with no  touchdowns.

Personal Life


Kuechly is the second child in his family, with an elder brother John and younger one Henry. His family loves being energetic outdoors people and by age four, Luke started learning hunting of the birds. Additionally, he also likes fishes, hunting deer and shoot skeet. Kuechly used to play defense until he started playing football in 4th grade.

Awards & Achievements


  • He received the Award of Defensive player of the year by Associated press NFL.

  • He also won the Butkus award.

  • He also won the award of ACC Athlete of the year.


    Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award
    College Football All-America Team