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Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Luke Kuechly continues to impress

By Heather Dinich

Boy wonder. Superman. Tackling machine. Student. Luke Kuechly is at it again.

The former BC linebacker is back on campus. Unfortunately for Steve Addazio, it's not to play football. Kuechly is taking four classes plus an independent study course toward finishing his degree (he was only at BC five semesters, after all). Kuechly led the NFL in tackles as a rookie after leading the NCAA in tackles for two straight years.

In his first season with the Carolina Panthers, Kuechly had a phenomenal season. He was named the NFL's Defensive Rookie of the Year by the Pro Football Writer's Association.

Even more impressive is the fact that he's in the classroom again. What an outstanding representative for Boston College and the ACC. I'd put him right up there with FSU's Myron Rolle as one of the ACC's best role models for young athletes.