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Luke Kuechly

23-Year-Old Linebacker – Carolina Panthers

2013 Defensive Stats

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2014 Defensive Projections

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Kuechly's 2013 season was a slight disappointment in IDP terms, as he was expected to lead the league in tackles, but he finished fourth with 156. Vontaze Burfict, Paul Posluszny and Kiko Alonso all f...

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2014 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  12

HT: 6' 3"   WT: 235   DOB: 4/20/1991  College: Boston College  Show ContractHide Contract

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Luke Kuechly Contract Information:

In May of 2012, Kuechly agreed to a four-year contract worth a fully guaranteed $12.58 million with the Panthers.

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Kuechly was named the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year, the Panthers' official website reports.

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Luke Kuechly NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2012 21 Car 16 165 103 62 1 8 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 0
2013 22 Car 16 156 93 63 2 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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  1. Luke Kuechly
  2. Ben Jacobs
  3. D.J. Smith
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Snap Count Stats

918

Defensive Snaps in 2013

Luke Kuechly was on the field for 918 of his team's snaps on defense in 2013.

58

Special Teams Snaps in 2013

Luke Kuechly was on the field for 58 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Def ST
2012 923 83
2013 918 58

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Luke Kuechly 2013 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 Sea 65 3 9 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Buf 75 6 14 7 7 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 NYG 47 2 6 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 BYE Bye Week
5 @Ari 62 4 9 7 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @Min 50 1 7 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 StL 61 4 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @TB 70 4 8 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Atl 45 2 8 2 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @SF 53 3 11 11 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 NE 72 5 12 8 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 @Mia 63 6 6 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 TB 49 3 9 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @NO 63 6 11 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 NYJ 62 5 9 6 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 NO 81 4 24 9 15 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 @Atl 0 0 10 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Playoffs SF 0 0 10 3 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Luke Kuechly  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Linebackers
Height:   6' 3"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   235 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.58 sec
GREAT
Shuttle Time:   4.12 sec
GREAT
Cone Drill:   6.92 sec
GREAT
Arm Length:   31.00 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.75 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   38 in
GREAT
Broad Jump:   123 in
GREAT
Bench Press:   27 reps
GREAT
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Kuechly led the Panthers with 10 tackles (three solo) and one sack in Sunday's loss to the 49ers.

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Kuechly tallied 156 tackles (93 solo), four interceptions, and two sacks in 16 games played this season.

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Kuechly, after leading the league in tackles as a rookie last season, continued to wreak havoc in Year Two, finishing fourth in tackles and earning an All-Pro selection as well. The 22-year-old posted at least eight tackles in all but four games this season and registered double-digit tackles six times, including a monster total of 24 stops versus division rivals New Orleans in Week 16. Along with that, Kuechly nabbed an impressive four interceptions, while also taking the quarterback down twice, showing his developing versatility. Surprisingly, Kuechly still hasn't forced a fumble yet in his NFL career and failed to recover a fumble this season, after three last year. However, as the anchor of Carolina's top-ranked defense, Kuechly is still arguably the top overall IDP option entering next season, when he'll look to improve on his incredible total of 320 career tackles.
Kuechly turned in an absolutely monstrous performance Sunday, registering a career-high 24 tackles (nine solo) and one interception versus the Saints.

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Kuechly recorded nine tackles (six solo) and one sack in Sunday's win over the Jets.

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Kuechly made 11 tackles (10 solo) in Sunday's loss to the Saints.

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Kuechly made a team-high nine tackles (four solo) in Sunday's victory over Tampa Bay.

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Kuechly recorded 12 tackles (eight solo) in Monday's win over the Patriots.

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Kuechly registered a team-high 11 tackles (all solo) and one sack in Sunday's win over the 49ers.

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Kuechly registered a team-high eight tackles (two solo) and intercepted a pass in Sunday's win over the Falcons.

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Kuechly totaled seven tackles (three solo) in Sunday's win over the Vikings.

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Kuechly made a team-high nine tackles (seven solo) and one interception in Sunday's loss at Arizona.

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Kuechly made six tackles (one solo) in Sunday's win versus the Giants.

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Kuechly registered a team-high 14 tackles (seven solo) and made an interception Sunday against the Bills.

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Kuechly tied for a team-high nine tackles (six solo) in Sunday's loss to the Seahawks.

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Kuechly turned in a dominant preseason performance against the Ravens on Thursday, recording seven tackles (four solo), an interception, a forced fumble, and two passes defended.

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Kuechly recorded 13 tackles (10 solo) in Sunday's game against the Saints.

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2013

Selected with the ninth overall pick out of Boston College after he posted an absurd 532 tackles in 38 games Kuechly lived up to every bit of the hype during his rookie season. Despite seeing fewer than 50 snaps in four games, Kuechly finished with double-digit tackles in 10 games and at least eight in three more. The result was 165 tackles (103 solo), one sack, two interceptions and three fumble recoveries, making Kuechly the choice for top overall IDP as no one at any other position separates himself from the pack by the same margin, and high-volume tacklers are always the most consistent point producers on the defensive side of the ball.

2012

Its extremely rare for a rookie to warrant a lofty ranking as an IDP, but Kuechly is more than a slight exception to the rule. Everything about his game is blue chip hes extremely instinctive, possesses rare athleticism (4.58-second 40-yard dash at 242 pounds) and, more than anything else, is exceptionally productive. Kuechly was a three-year starter at Boston College and totaled 532 tackles (299 solo) in 38 games, which projects to 224 tackles (126 solo) over 16 games. Kuechly won't carry that hysterical production to the NFL level, of course, but its reasonable to expect 120-plus tackles from him as a rookie. His IDP upside is further aided by his rare coverage abilities Kuechly also finished his college career with seven interceptions, two of which were returned for touchdowns. As a top prospect with a three-down skill set in an annually bad defense, Kuechly should see a big snap volume as a rookie, and its likely hell capitalize in a big way.