WATCH: Luke Kuechly announces retirement from NFL via Twitter

Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly announced via the team’s official Twitter account that he is retiring from football. Kuechly, 28, finished his NFL career with 1,092 tackles, which is the most by any player since 2012, and his 18 interceptions are the most by a linebacker since 2012.

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