|Week 17 (@ATL) - Average||6.0||0.1||0.0||0.1||0.5||0.2||0||0.0|
|Week 17 (@ATL) - Dave Richard||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Week 17 (@ATL) - Jamey Eisenberg||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Week 17 (@ATL) - Nathan Zegura||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013 Season - Average||106.0||1.3||1.0||2.7||7.7||2.0||0||0|
|2013 Season - Dave Richard||112||2||3||2||7||2||0||0|
|2013 Season - Jamey Eisenberg||103||1||0||3||8||2||0||0|
|2013 Season - Nathan Zegura||103||1||0||3||8||2||0||0|
Rank Among Leaders
|Luke Kuechly named 2013 Defensive Player of the Year |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(2/1/14) Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly won the 2013 NFL Defensive Player of the Year during Saturday's NFL Honors awards ceremony.
Kuechly finished fourth in the NFL with 156 tackles, including 34 tackles in the final two regular-season games. He also had four interceptions and two sacks in just his third season in the league.
|Frank Gore impressed with Carolina's Luke Kuechly |
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
(1/8/14) Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly, who finished fourth in the NFL with 156 tackles, has got the attention of 49ers running back Frank Gore ahead of Sunday's playoff game in Carolina. "Fast. Can really get to the ball. Fast. Fast. Big. Fast. He’s got it all," Gore told CSNBayArea.com when asked about Kuechly.
Kuechly, 22, had four interceptions, two sacks and seven passes defended this season. He made 34 tackles in the last two regular-season games.
|NFL reveals defensive selections for Pro Bowl |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(12/27/13) The NFL unveiled the roster for the 2014 Pro Bowl Friday, the first in league history with selections determined with regard to conerence. The defensive Pro Bowl selections, as chosen by fan vote as well as coaches and players, are broken down by position as follows, with the teams to be selected Jan. 22 via televised draft.
Defensive end: Greg Hardy, Panthers; Cameron Jordan, Saints; Robert Quinn, Rams; Cameron Wake, Dolphins; J.J. Watt, Texans; Mario Williams, Bills.
Interior lineman: Gerald McCoy, Buccaneers; Haloti Ngata, Ravens; Dontari Poe, Chiefs; Justin Smith, 49ers; Ndamukong Suh, Lions; Kyle Williams, Bills.
Outside linebacker: John Abraham, Cardinals; Ahmad Brooks, 49ers; Tamba Hali, Chiefs; Justin Houston, Chiefs; Robert Mathis, Colts; Terrell Suggs, Ravens.
Inside/middle linebacker: NaVorro Bowman, 49ers; Vontaze Burfict, Bengals; Luke Kuechly, Panthers; Patrick Willis, 49ers.
Cornerback: Brandon Flowers, Chiefs; Brent Grimes, Dolphins; Joe Haden, Browns; Patrick Peterson, Cardinals; Darrelle Revis, Buccaneers; Richard Sherman, Seahawks; Aqib Talib, Patriots; Alterraun Verner,Titans.
Free safety: Jairus Byrd, Bills; Earl Thomas, Seahawks; Eric Weddle, Chargers.
Strong safety: Eric Berry, Chiefs; Kam Chancellor, Seahawks; Troy Polamalu, Steelers.
|Luke Kuehly tabbed as NFL best by coordinator |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(12/23/13) Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott called linebacker Luke Kuechly the best defensive player in the NFL today, per the Charlotte Observer.
McDermott was inspired by the Week 16 performance of Kuechly, who racked up 24 tackles, two passes defensed and an interception in the Sunday win over New Orleans.
|Luke Kuechly paces Panthers in tackles again |
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
(12/16/13) Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly made a team-high nine tackles, including his second sack this season, in the win over the Jets. Kuechly ranks sixth in the NFL with 122 tackles.
He'll play the Saints in Week 16.
|So just how good was Luke Kuechly's rookie year? Well, he led the team in tackles with 164 and picked up a sack, two interceptions and eight passes defensed in the process. In Fantasy leagues where tackles count a full point Kuechly was better than any Individual Defensive Player except for J.J. Watt. While this leaves quite a bit to live up to, there's a pretty good chance Kuechly will be just as effective for years to come. Expect him to be taken among the first 10 IDPs on Draft Day, potentially as an early- to mid-round pick by an owner banking on another 150-plus tackle season. (Updated 4/26/13) |