Losing Luke Kuechly hurts and there is no replacing him, ... LB Sam Franklin (Temple) College stats: 195 tackles, 24 TFL, 8 sacks, two interceptions. Played in 38 games with 37 starts at Boston College. Much was expected of the first-round pick out of Boston College heading into the NFL. Last name is pronounced KEEK-lee. Luke Kuechly, Self: NFL Thursday Night Football. Pro stats: N/A. Attended St. Xavier HS in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Panthers tried to keep it a secret, but they were fully enamored with Luke Kuechly prior to the 2012 draft. Former Boston College player Luke Kuechly talks to the crowd as his number is retired during a halftime ceremony of an NCAA college football game against Syracuse, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in Boston.
Kuechly’s impact on the Panthers will go down in folklore.

Ron Rivera relates a funny story to Albert Breer that showcases the LB's allure. Shannon Reilly with her family. Selected in the first round (9th overall) of the NFL Draft by Carolina (4/26/12). Luke Kuechly’s girlfriend celebrates her birthday on July 31, which makes her age 27. Carolina Panthers linebacker Shaq Thompson learned from some of the best that the league has ever seen. She is the second child of her parents, Dr. Daniel Reilly and Sherry Reilly. Finished career with an Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and school-record 532 tackles. Her father is an orthopedic surgeon and was a linebacker on the college football team.

When former Boston College linebacker Luke Kuechly retired from play at the end of the 2019 season, it seemed inevitable that he would continue in football in some other role.
Former NFL linebacker Luke Kuechly said Friday he was still trying to find the next step after abruptly announcing his retirement from football at the end of the 2019 season. Luke Kuechly is an American football player born on April 20, 1991, in Cincinnati, Ohio, as Luke August Kuechly. Majored in marketing at Boston College. He got into the National Football League (NFL) after the Carolina Panthers selected him in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft.