Luke Kuechly Biography

( 1991 - )
October 7, 2018
First published on:October 15, 2017
by binor

Facts of Luke Kuechly

Date of Birth: 1991, April 20
Age: 27 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Birth Name Luke August Kuechly
Famous Name Luke Kuechly
Father Tom Kuechly
Mother Eileen Kuechly
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Birth Place Cincinnati, Ohio
Religion Roman Catholic
Currently Working For Carolina Panthers
Salary $12,360,313
Net Worth $21 million
Currently Married Yes
Married to Shannon Reilly
Profession NFL Player
Started career as as a NFL player
Awards ACC Defensive Player of the Year (2011) Bronko Nagurski Trophy (2011) Butkus Award (college) (2011) Lombardi Award (2011)
University attended Boston University
Father Nationality American
Mother Nationality American
Wife profession Physician
Wife nationality American
Alumni Boston Alumnus
Full Name Luke August Kuechly
Current team Carolina Panthers
Position in Team Middle linebacker
Horoscope Taurus
Birth Date April 20, 1991
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
No. of Siblings two
Coworker Salary Cam Newton ($45 million, net worth)

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 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.

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 married his long-term girlfriend, Shanon Reilly whom he started dating in 2012. They both are the graduate of Catholic high school in Cincinnati.

CAPTION: 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 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.

Net Worth, Salary, & 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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