The Carolina Panthers are playing in Super Bowl 50, and Luke Kuechly is one of the team’s best and hottest players. If you’re wondering who Luke is, have no fear! Here’s 5 key things you need to know about Luke!
The Super Bowl is tonight! The Carolina Panthers are facing off against the Denver Broncos in the Feb. 7 game, and Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly, 24, is on the prowl for a win. He’s going to be making big plays tonight, so here’s 5 things to get you up to speed on all things Luke!
1. He played college football at Boston College.
While playing for Boston, he was recognized as an All-American twice. He was drafted by the Panthers ninth overall in the NFL Draft in 2012.
2. Luke has won a TON of awards.
He became the youngest winner of the AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year award in 2013. He won the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year award in 2012. He’s only 24 years old!
3. He started playing football at a young age.
Luke started playing football in the fourth grade. He’s always preferred playing defense. He’s pretty good at it, don’t you think?
4. He’s a middle child!
Luke has an older brother, John, and a younger brother, Henry. His family is really close, and the boys are all avid outdoorsmen. Growing up in Ohio, his parents didn’t have a lot of rules for him and his brothers. “There weren’t really rules. It was more just do the right thing. It was pretty straightforward. Do what you’re told, treat your mom the right way, be nice to people, be respectful,” he told The Charlotte Observer.
5. He’s had four interceptions this season!
Luke has had one incredible season leading up to the Super Bowl. The linebacker has had four interceptions this season, with one ending in a touchdown. He’s also made an incredible 118 tackles in the regular season this year, and 19 in the post-season. We can’t wait to see what he does in the Super Bowl!
HollywoodLifers, do you think the Panthers are going to win the Super Bowl? Do you think Luke’s a great player? Let us know!