The ACC Digital Network has announced that former BC linebacker Luke Kuechly is the ACC Male Athlete of the Year. He is the first Eagle to ever win the award, officially named the Anthony J. McKevlin Award, and the first football player to take home the trophy since NC State’s Philip Rivers in 2004.
Kuechly, who was taken #9 overall by the Carolina Panthers in this year’s NFL Draft, won numerous individual accolades for his 2011 campaign, including a consensus All-America selection, ACC Defensive Player of the Year, the Butkus Award, the Lombardi Award, the Lott IMPACT Trophy and the Bronko Nagurski Trophy. Despite leaving BC after only his junior season, Kuechly is both the school’s and the ACC’s all-time leading tackler.
Watch the ACC Digital Network’s video announcement here.