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Thursday, December 8, 2011
Kuechly adds Lombardi to postseason haul

By ESPNBoston.com

HOUSTON -- Boston College linebacker Luke Kuechly added some more hardware to his postseason collection, winning the Lombardi Award as the nation's top collegiate linebacker or lineman.

Kuechly, who leads the nation with 191 tackles this season, beat out Alabama linebackers Courtney Upshaw and Dont'a Hightower and Stanford offensive tackle Jonathan Martin for the award Wednesday night.

He is the first recipient from Boston College and won the Butkus Award as the nation's top linebacker Sunday.

Kuechly, a junior, has a school-record 532 tackles, including 10 or more tackles in 33 of his 37 career games. He had 191 tackles this season and 183 last year, the top two single-season totals in ACC history.

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