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Luke Kuechly

23-Year-Old Linebacker – Carolina Panthers

2014 Defensive Stats

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2014 Defensive Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

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  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   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.

October 26, 2014  –  Luke Kuechly News

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Kuechly registered seven tackles (four solo) in Sunday's loss to Seattle.

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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
2014 23 Car 9 97 56 41 1 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

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#1 Inside Linebacker
  1. Luke Kuechly
  2. Ben Jacobs
Carolina Panthers

Snap Count Stats

506

Defensive Snaps in 2014

Luke Kuechly was on the field for 506 of his team's snaps on defense in 2014.

42

Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Luke Kuechly was on the field for 42 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Def ST
2012 923 83
2013 918 58
2014 506 42
Luke Kuechly 2014 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 @TB 56 3 9 7 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2 Det 72 3 11 3 8 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Pit 63 7 14 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @Bal 63 8 12 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Chi 64 5 15 11 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @Cin 81 8 13 9 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @GB 46 5 8 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Sea 61 3 7 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 NO 0 0 8 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @Phi
11 Atl
12 BYE Bye Week
13 @Min
14 @NO
15 TB
16 Cle
17 @Atl

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
Carolina Panthers Team Injury Report
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Byron Bell  Inact
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Bene Benwikere  Inact
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Philly Brown  Inact
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Thomas DeCoud  Inact
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DeAndre Presley  PUP-R
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Amini Silatolu  Inact
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Mike Tolbert  IR-R
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Trai Turner  Inact
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Fozzy Whittaker  Inact
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Luke Kuechly: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Head coach Ron Rivera said he received word from the NFL that Kuechly should not have been ejected from last Sunday's game against the Packers for inadvertent contact with an official, and he will not be fined, ESPN.com reports.

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Kuechly was tossed with 1:39 left in the third quarter after pushing away a referee who was holding him back from a scuffle. It appeared pretty clearly that Kuechly thought it was another player and was trying to get his arm away, but he was ejected nonetheless. Kuechly should be available for this Sunday's game against the Seahawks.
Kuechly was disqualified during the third quarter of Sunday's game against the Packers, after receiving a personal foul penalty for making contact with an official.

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Kuechly's ejection came after he seemingly unknowingly swung his arm free of being restrained by a referee following a pile-up. Prior to being forced out of Sunday's blowout, Kuechly led the Panthers with eight tackles (seven solo). He has since been replaced by Ben Jacobs at middle linebacker.
Kuechly once again led the Panthers in tackles Sunday, recording 13 stops (nine solo) against the Bengals.

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Kuechly registered a game-high 15 tackles (11 solo) Sunday against the Bears.

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Kuechly recorded a team-high 12 tackles (six solo) in Sunday's loss to the Ravens.

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Kuechly managed 11 tackles (three solo) during Sunday's 24-7 win over the Lions.

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Kuechly recorded nine tackles (seven solo), one forced fumble, and one sack in Sunday's Week 1 win over Tampa Bay.

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Kuechly (thumb) will wear a protective brace and cast on his right thumb for at least a couple more weeks, but will continue to practice and play during the regular season, the Charlotte Observer reports.

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Kuechly hyperextended his thumb during the Panthers' second preseason game and has since sported protective gear in subsequent practice sessions. While the reigning Defensive Player of the Year did not tear any ligaments, he has acknowledged that the ailment causes slight discomfort on occasion. Nonetheless, Kuechly has not been limited during practice and is full-go to play in Week 1 versus the Buccaneers this Sunday.
Kuechly is currently nursing a hyperextended right thumb, the Charlotte Observer reports.

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

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Kuechly earned the Defensive Rookie of the Year honor last season and has since elevated his game to become the league's best defender. A tackling machine, Kuechly has totaled 320 stops over his first two professional seasons, making his career average exactly 10 tackles per game. With production like that, Kuechly is also the league's best IDP player, when considering fantasy value, and could carry that title for years to come.

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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.