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.

Joe Boozell has been a college basketball writer for NCAA.com since 2015. His work has also appeared in Bleacher Report, FOXSports.com and NBA.com. Joe’s claim to fame since joining NCAA.com: he’s predicted the correct national championship game twice… and picked the wrong winner both times. Growing up, Joe squared off against both Anthony Davis and Frank Kaminsky in the Chicagoland basketball scene. You can imagine how that went.

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