Before he was winning Defensive Player of the Year awards for the Carolina Panthers, Luke Kuechly was chasing down ball-carriers at Boston College.

The former Golden Eagle star returned to campus this past weekend to attend his own number retirement ceremony, and Kuechly is certainly well-deserving of the honor. While at BC, the inside linebacker took home the Bronco Nagurski Trophy, the Butkus Award and the Lombardi Award. Here were some scenes from the festivities:

Congrats to No. 40.