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Luke Kuechly

Luke Kuechly - #59 - LB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 3"/ 235 lbs.
Birthday 04/20/1991
Birthplace Cincinnati, OH
College Boston College
Years played 2
Drafted 2012, 1st round, 9th pick by Panthers

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Tack FF Int
165 0 2

Under siege under center

Posted March 22, 2011 @ 9:35 a.m. ET
Adding to the uncertainty due to the current lockout are the undeniably shaky QB situations facing one-third of the league's teams, including the 49ers and holdover starter Alex Smith.

NFC team needs

Posted March 21, 2011 @ 6:43 p.m. ET
The Vikings are looking for a successor to QB Brett Favre, as PFW identifies the top three draft needs of each NFC team.

OLT Gross discusses Panthers' QBs, No. 1 pick

Posted March 11, 2011 @ 12:35 p.m. ET
Panthers OLT Jordan Gross didn't exactly rush to Jimmy Clausen's defense when he was asked about the harsh criticism Clausen has received.

DE Bowers to hold private workout April 1

Posted March 04, 2011 @ 12:01 p.m. ET
Clemson DE Da'Quan Bowers, a candidate to be selected in the top five of April's draft, will hold a private workout on campus on April 1.

Shockey to sign with Panthers

Posted March 03, 2011 @ 2:37 p.m. ET
Veteran TE Jeremy Shockey will sign with the Panthers, he announced on his Twitter account Thursday.

Report: Panthers hand out tenders

Posted March 02, 2011 @ 7:01 p.m. ET
Like nearly every other team, the Panthers placed tenders on some of their key free agents on Wednesday.

Draft Dose: NFL coaching changes

Posted March 02, 2011 @ 12:19 p.m. ET
Where will newly installed head coaches around the league go with their first pick with their new franchise?

NFC South free-agent preview

Posted March 01, 2011 @ 2:09 p.m. ET
With the owners and players mired in negotiations, the beginning of free agency is almost certain to be delayed. Yet, PFW is examining the free-agent picture for each club, here featuring the NFC South.

Draft Dose: Who needs a quarterback?

Posted Feb. 28, 2011 @ 11:52 a.m. ET
Which teams in this year's draft could be in the market for a quarterback like Missouri's Blaine Gabbert or Auburn's Cam Newton?

Panthers' Kalil signs franchise tender

Posted Feb. 24, 2011 @ 8:50 p.m. ET
Panthers C Ryan Kalil signed his franchise tender Thursday, guaranteeing him $10 million for 2011.

Rivera says Panthers honing in on No. 1

Posted Feb. 24, 2011 @ 1:20 p.m. ET
New Panthers head coach Ron Rivera, brandishing his Super Bowl XX ring, is starting his search for the man who will earn him his next ring.

Report: Panthers use RFA tenders on Williams, Johnson

Posted Feb. 24, 2011 @ 9:38 a.m. ET
According to PFW correspondent and Rock Hill Herald writer Darin Gantt, the Panthers will place restricted free-agent tenders on RB DeAngelo Williams and DE Charles Johnson.

Panthers give C Kalil franchise tag

Posted Feb. 22, 2011 @ 3:31 p.m. ET
The Panthers have placed the franchise tag on C Ryan Kalil, keeping him off the free-agent market.

Tagging Kalil Panthers’ best option

Posted Feb. 22, 2011 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
Carolina's franchise-tag decision came down to C Ryan Kalil and DE Charles Johnson, and the Panthers confirmed Tuesday that Kalil had been franchised.

Panthers' Richardson could be jeopardizing reputation with players

Posted Feb. 17, 2011 @ 11:35 a.m. ET
Sources familiar with Panthers owner Jerry Richardson were not surprised to hear reports that Richardson took a combative approach in recent Collective Bargaining Agreement talks.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Feb. 02, 2013
Kuechly, Carolina's tackling machine, has won the Associated Press 2012 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award.||||||| Kuechly, a first-round pick from Boston College, led the league with 164 tackles. He began the season on the outside but moved to middle linebacker five games into the season and the Panthers went from 24th in the league in overall defense to 10th. He earned 28 votes from a nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the league. That easily outdistanced Seattle LB Bobby Wagner with 11.

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