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Luke Kuechly Lifts Lid on Pre-Draft Connection With Ron Rivera

Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of Cat Crave. The author of this post is Dean Jones.


    Luke Kuechly being drafted by the Carolina Panthers was written in the stars. The legendary linebacker typified everything that was great about the organization before taking the difficult decision to hang up his cleats after a sensational eight-year career that makes him a lock for the Pro Football Hall of Fame sooner rather than later.

    The Panthers struck gold when they selected Kuechly at No. 8 overall in the 2012 NFL Draft. He came with a big reputation from Boston College and lived up to this almost as soon as he stepped on the field, winning NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year in consecutive seasons to start his unbelievable stint in Carolina.

    Although Kuechly's time ended with a tinge of sadness after health concerns prevented him from playing on, he is still making an impact within the franchise after the Panthers made the shrewdest of moves to keep him around in his new pro scout role.

    The likes of Jeremy Chinn have spoken glowingly about the perennial All-Pro's willingness to help young players with their game-day preparations, which is a testament to how much he still cares about the game of football following retirement.

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    Read the full article HERE on Cat Crave.



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