Luke Kuechly Biography

( 1991 - )

Facts of Luke Kuechly

Date of Birth: 1991, April 20
Age: 27 years old
Birth Nation: United States

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 26 years old professional's current 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.

Luke Kuechly 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.

Luke Kuechly Personal Life

Luke Kuechly is neither married nor single; he is engaged in a relationship with his longtime girlfriend Shanon Reily since 2013. They both are the graduate of Catholic high school in Cincinnati.

His girlfriend 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.

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 is reported to be getting married soon.

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

Luke Kuechly ContractNet Worth, Salary and Endorsements

Luke Kuechly is indeed a wealthy man with an estimated net worth of $21 million in 2017, 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.

As of 2018, he earns 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.

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.

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