Luke Kuechly joins Panthers’ radio broadcast

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Luke Kuechly, the retired linebacker who spent his entire eight-year career with the Panthers, has joined the team’s radio broadcast.

I just love the Panthers; I love being around it,” Kuechly told Panthers.com. “I love the people. I think I want to be attached to the team, and the game, and the organization somehow. I think it could be a lot of fun. I think that’s the biggest reason, to do something around the game on game day that’s fun. You still get the atmosphere, and all the good memories I have here in Carolina.”

Kuechly will join the three-man Panthers radio broadcast for seven games, along with play-by-play announcer Anish Shroff and two other former Panthers who call some but not all of their games, Jordan Gross and Jake Delhomme. Jim Szoke is the third man in the booth for the games Kuechly doesn’t call.

The 31-year-old Kuechly was the Pantheres’ first-round draft pick in 2012 and won Rookie of the Year in his first year and Defensive Player of the Year in his second. He was a seven-time Pro Bowler.

7 responses to “Luke Kuechly joins Panthers’ radio broadcast

  1. Amazing player. Was extremely consistent unlike the frauds of Mack and Donald (who disappeared in an entire playoff run only to make three plays in the next one – but consistently out played by other defenders).

  2. They way he has been a student of the game for all these years, hopefully he will be a great announcer for the broadcast. I do think he will know what he is talking about unlike some I have heard.

  3. I think you might see Kuechly coaching in the near future. Wouldn’t surprise me to see him on McDermott’s staff.

  4. Another one of the should-be All Time Greats who’s career was cut too short by injuries.

  5. Luke will be a good addition. Overall, the Panthers Radio team is decent. Jake is a goof sometimes but he is real. He’s fun to listen to when he forgets he is in the booth and not on the field.

  6. Having Luke back in any capacity is great!!! Still miss him on the sidelines, tho.

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