Defense Is in Panthers LB Luke Kuechly’'s DNA

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Defense Is in Panthers LB Luke Kuechly’'s DNA
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Luke Kuechly was a sophomore at Cincinnati’s St. Xavier High School when he first met Duke football coach David Cutcliffe. Kuechly was a linebacker on a stacked St. Xavier team that was one season away from winning the state championship in Ohio. The team had older Division I prospects, and Kuechly was a skinny kid with wire-rimmed glasses, not yet heavily recruited.

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