Dec. 14, 2011
Boston College linebacker Luke Kuechly earned 2011 first-team All-America honors by two additional outlets - the Associated Press and Sports Illustrated - according to announcements made by each organization on Wednesday.
Kuechly, a 6-foot-3, 237-pound junior who also earned first-team All-America laurels from the Walter Camp Foundation (Dec. 8) and the Football Writers' Association of America (Dec. 10) last week, is now a two-time first-team recipient from all four of the aforementioned outlets.
Additionally, Kuechly captured ACC Defensive Player of the Year honors (Nov. 3), was presented with the Butkus Award given to the nation's top linebacker in a ceremony at the team's awards banquet on Dec. 4, earned the Rotary Lombardi Award as the nation's top collegiate lineman (Dec. 7), garnered the Lott Impact Trophy honoring college football's defensive impact player of the year (on Dec. 11) and earned the Bronko Nagurski award given to the nation's top college defensive player (on Dec. 12).
He led the nation with 191 tackles in 2011. He has a school- and Atlantic Coast Conference-record 532 career tackles.
Kuechly has had 10 or more tackles in 33 of his 37 career games. His 191 tackles this season and 183 last year are the top two single-season totals in ACC history.