Luke Kuechly was named the 2012 Associated Press NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year on Saturday night at "NFL Honors" after Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was awarded that honor on offense one season ago. Newton's award was no surprise, and neither is Kuechly's.
One year he had 8 forced fumbles. The way he would hit and rip was a thing of beauty! One of the best hitting SS's. Leader of the secondary. Closest thing to Minter we have had. Thanks for the hits hit man, I was always proud to wear your jersey.