Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Revised top 25 countdown: No. 4
By ESPN.com staff ESPN.com
No. 4. Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College
2010 numbers: He led the nation and his team in total tackles with 183 (14.08 per game) and solo tackles (110). He also had three interceptions, three fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles, 10.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks.
Linebacker Luke Kuechly led the nation with 183 tackles.
Previous ranking: No. 14
Making the case for Kuechly: He is literally one of the best in the country. Kuechly earned unanimous All-America honors as a sophomore. He was all over the field in the bowl game against Nevada with 12 tackles and a key interception. Kuechly now has had 22 consecutive games in double figures in tackling, with 341 hits in a 26-game collegiate career, and is the NCAA’s leading active career tackler averaging 13.1 per game.