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:
What an honor to have @LukeKuechly back at Alumni and retire his jersey. He truly represents #WeAreBC pic.twitter.com/Vz2OU0ALFN— BC Football (@BCFootball) October 22, 2016
ICYMI: Luke Kuechly returned home to Boston College to have his No. retired. #LUUUUUUKE pic.twitter.com/3EXmN1QO6c— Carolina Panthers (@SidelineMike_) October 23, 2016
Luke Kuechly immortalized on the wall here at Alumni Stadium @BCFootball #wcvb pic.twitter.com/9pNaIbD8uw— Scott Isaacs (@ScottIsaacs) October 22, 2016
What's cooler than when the BC hockey captains present @LukeKuechly with a custom jersey? pic.twitter.com/kRkWeqhx3n— Katie Foley (@FoleyKM) October 22, 2016
Congrats to No. 40.