Luke Kuechly Biography

( 1991 - )
February 26, 2020
First published on:October 15, 2017
by Jack Ol

Facts of Luke Kuechly

Date of Birth: 1991, April 20
Age: 29 years old
Birth Nation: United States
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 $21 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
Height 1.91 m
Weight 107 kg
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 Panthers.

The 27 years old Luke Kuechly currently signed a deal with the Panthers till 2021 has earned him $61 million for a five years deal worth contract which has hiked his market value and current net worth.

Net Worth, Salary, & Endorsements

Luke Kuechly is indeed a wealthy man with an estimated net worth of $21 million in 2019, 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 is 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 will earn $10,800,059 in 2020 while his salary will increase to $11,195,059 in 2021.

Along with his monetary values, he too has a huge collection of cars. 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 the graduate of Catholic high school in Cincinnati and probably first met in high school.

The affair of the couple started the same year Luke started his professional football career. 

Luke Kuechly with his girlfriend 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 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 the school.

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

Kuechly stands at the height of 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

Luke Kuechly developed his footballing skills even further with Boston college after his high school and played for the Boston College Eagles Team from 2009 to 2011. His professional career started in 2012 after he was drafted by the Caroline Panthers as the ninth overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. He was officially included in the team on May 10, 2012, signing to 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 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 which made him the NFL's highest-paid middle linebacker by annual average salary.

He still plays for the Caroline Panthers and as per his contract, he will be representing the club until 2021. His teammates in Carolina Panthers are Cam Newton, Greg Olsen, Jonathan Stewart etc.


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