Former Boston College linebacker Luke Kuechly has a new role. The future Hall of Famer is expected to join the Carolina Panthers radio broadcast team, according to the team’s website.
“I love the Panthers; I love being with it,” Kuechly told Panthers.com. ” I like people. I think I want to be attached to the team, to the game and to the organization in some way. I think it could be a lot of fun. I think that’s the main reason to do something fun around the game on game day. You still get the atmosphere and all the great memories I have here in Carolina.
Kuechly will join former Carolina quarterback Jake Delhomme, Jordan Gross and play-by-play announcer Anish Shroff. The seven-time Pro Bowler has been a scout since retiring from the Panthers in 2020.
Kuechly came to Boston College as an under-recruited linebacker from St. Xavier in Ohio. As a true freshman, he got a starting outside linebacker role after star linebacker Mark Herzlich was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma. He immediately made an impact by leading the Eagles in tackles. His second year he returned indoors where he once again led the team in tackles, breaking the team’s tackle record in the process.
His senior season was marked by a league leading 191 tackles, as well as huge plays including three interceptions. He apparently won the game for an Eagles team that lacked talent around him, flying down the field. His regular season career at Boston College ended with a game-winning touchdown against Miami.
Boston College has seen many of its big names in football succeed in the media. Damien Woody, Matt and Tim Hasselbeck, Doug Flutie, Mark Herzlich and Tom Waddle have all had careers in football and sports media.
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