Luke Kuechly

by MKhanal 15 Oct,2017
Luke Kuechly
Body Stats
Height 6 Feet 3 Inch
Weight 107 kg
Personal Info
  • Birth Name Luke August Kuechly
  • Birth Place Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Famous Name Luke Kuechly
  • Horoscope Taurus
  • Father Tom Kuechly
  • Father Nationality American
  • Mother Eileen Kuechly
  • Mother Nationality American
  • Net Worth $25 million
  • Salary $12,360,313
  • Siblings John & Henry
  • University Team Boston College Eagles football
  • Cars Cadillac, Audi and BMW and more
  • No. of Twitter Followers 340K
  • Coworker Cam Newton
  • Position in Team Middle linebacker
  • No. of Siblings two
  • Coworker Salary Cam Newton ($45 million, net worth)
  • Current team Carolina Panthers
  • Nationality American
  • Ethnicity White
  • Profession NFL Player
  • Started career as as a NFL player
  • Currently Working For Carolina Panthers
  • Awards ACC Defensive Player of the Year (2011) Bronko Nagurski Trophy (2011) Butkus Award (college) (2011) Lombardi Award (2011)
  • University attended Boston University
  • Alumni Boston Alumnus
  • Currently Married Yes
  • Married to Shannon Reilly
  • Wife profession Physician
  • Wife nationality American
  • Religion Roman Catholic

Luke Kuechly is an American professional football player who currently plays as the linebacker for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). The 7-time Pro- Bowl played college football at Boston College and was picked 9th overall in the 2012 NFL Draft by the Panthers.

Net Worth, Salary, & Endorsements

Luke Kuechly is a wealthy man with an estimated net worth of $25 million in 2022, including all of his properties. As per his current contract with the club signed in 2015 worth $61,801,565, it includes $19,000,000 as a signing bonus, $34,363,324 guaranteed and an average annual salary of $12,360,313.

In 2018, he earned a base salary of $7,363,324 and an incentive bonus of $400,000, while carrying a cap hit of $12,763,324 and a dead cap value of $23,563,324. His total earnings in 2019 were reported to be $10,500,059, including a base salary of $950,059 and $9.55 million as a bonus.

Year Salary
2016 $7,000,000
2017 $7,763,324
2018 $8,100,059
2019 $10,500,059
2020 $10,800,059
2021 $11,195,059

The 2013 NFL Defensive Player of the Year earned $10,800,059 in 2020, while his salary increased to $11,195,059 in 2021.

Along with his monetary value, he also has a huge car collection. The Car brands owned by Luke Kuechly are Cadillac, Audi and BMW, and more.

Who is Kuechly Married to?

Luke Kuechly married his long-term girlfriend, Shannon Reilly, whom he started dating in 2012. They both are Catholic high school graduates in Cincinnati and probably first met in high school.

The couple's affair started when Luke started his professional football career. 

Luke Kuechly with his wife Shannon SOURCE: Heavy

His wife, Shanon Reily, was once a professional club field hockey player and now is set to become either a surgeon or a surgeon’s assistant. She is currently doing her Masters's in Physician Assistant Studies at Gardner-Webb University.

Shanon also grew up playing sports and was an assistant captain of the field hockey team in her school. She even played lacrosse in school.

The couple shares common interests and is supportive of each other. They are often spotted spending their vacations together exploring several beautiful places and are reportedly getting married soon.

Kuechly stands at 6 feet and 3 inches and weighs 100 kgs.

Early Life

Luke Kuechly was born as Luke August Kuechly on April 20, 1991, in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. His parents are Eileen Kuechly and Tom Keuchly.

Kuechly attended Cincinnati (OH) St. Xavier high school and further joined Boston College for higher studies. He has two brothers named John Keuchly and Henry Keuchly.

Luke Kuechly Professional Career

After high school, Luke Kuechly developed his footballing skills even further with Boston college and played for the Boston College Eagles Team from 2009 to 2011. His professional career started in 2012 after the Caroline Panthers drafted him as the ninth overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. He was officially included in the team on May 10, 2012, signing a 4-year contract worth $12.58 million.

His performances in the first season earned him the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year and the second season with the Panthers honored him with the award of Defensive Player of the Year in 2013.

He was also among the top 100 NFL best players. He further signed a five-year contract worth $62 million extensions with the Panthers, making him the NFL's highest-paid middle linebacker by annual average salary.

His teammates with Carolina Panthers were Cam Newton, Greg Olsen, Jonathan Stewart, etc. In January 2020, Luke announced his retirement and worked as an executive member of the club. 

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