Luke Kuechly’s Family: Here Is What We Know About His Wife and Brothers

Since he came on the scene in 2012, Luke Kuechly has moved to become one of the foremost defensive players the NFL has seen in recent years. Like most professional footballers, the athlete began playing football in high school at St. Xavier in Cincinnati. He continued playing the sport he loves in college at the Boston College where his impressive stats earned him a ninth overall selection by the Carolina Panthers at the 2012 NFL Draft.

Kuechly went on to enjoy an impressive rookie season; recording the highest tackles as he went on to be named the Associated Press 2012 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award as well as the Pro Football Weekly’s Defensive Rookie of the Year award. His impressive performances over his early years in the league went a long way in securing him a mouthwatering deal as he put pen to paper on a five-year, $62 million contract extension with the Panthers which made him the highest-paid middle linebacker in the NFL by annual average salary.

As Luke Kuechly himself has noted, all he has been able to achieve in life is as a result of him having his family by his side as his brothers and parents have played an active role in making him the successful player that he is today. He has further also been fortunate enough to have the companionship of his longtime girlfriend Shannon Reilly, who according to reports, he got engaged to in 2019. Read on to find out what we know about his family.

What We Know About Luke Kuechly’s Family

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Luke Kuechly, his parents and two brothers.

Luke Kuechly was born into a family of sportspeople. His parents, Tom and Eileen Kuechly, are reported to have been ace athletes in their heyday as Tom played soccer in high school and college while Eileen played basketball and volleyball in high school before choosing to concentrate on her academics in college.

After graduating from college, Tom Kuechly began working for his family’s J&N Auto Electric, a company started by his father in 1954. The large automotive company is an after-market distributor with at least 125 workers on its payroll. After spending two years on the job, he met his future wife and the two got married and settled down in Evendale, Ohio where they raised their three sons.

Luke Kuechly is the middle child of three boys. His elder brother, John, was born in 1989 while his younger brother, Henry, was born in 1998. Both Luke and Henry attended St. Xavier High School where they were both active in sports. Luke played for the school’s football team while Henry went the way of basketball. While it is not clear if John ever played sports in high school or college, it is known that he attended Ohio State University where he graduated from before joining the family’s automobile business. He also spent a relatively short time serving with the U.S. Army Reserve.

Details of His Partner Shanon Reilly

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Luke Kuechly and his partner, Shannon Reilly.

Luke Kuechly has been dating his longtime girlfriend Shanon Reilly since 2012 when they first met. In 2019, it was announced that the pair had gotten engaged to get married at a later date.

Shanon and Luke have proven to have so much in common, beginning with the fact that they were both raised as Catholics and are both athletes. Shanon attended the all-girls Catholic school of Saint Ursula Academy in Cincinnati where she played club field hockey. She also began playing lacrosse when she was in 6th grade and was made assistant captain. After high school, she proceeded to the University of Cincinnati where she majored in Biology and minored in Chemistry. She graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science degree.

In between her college education in 2012, Luke Kuechly’s girlfriend enrolled at the Danish Institute for Studying Abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark where she studied medical practice and policy. Shanon took things further in 2015 by enrolling for Physician assistant studies at Gardner-Webb University. In 2017, she graduated with a Master’s degree in the field before starting work as a physician assistant at Ortho Carolina.

In addition to her work as a physician’s assistant, another thing that appeals to the future Mrs. Kuechly is writing. She operates a blog where she shares her career goals and aspirations among other things. As with most bloggers, Shanon is highly active on social media.

But unlike Luke whose family is relatively small, Shanon comes from a large family of 6 children that comprises four girls (Shanon, Maddy, Shauna, and Marion) and two boys (Tommy and Matt). She is the second child and the eldest girl.

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Uwa Echebiri
Uwa Echebiri
Uwa has extensive professional writing experience including report and technical writing, product reviews, informational and persuasive articles, creative and content writing on nearly any topic. As a lifelong movie buff, Uwa is either bingeing on new movies during leisure, or giving someone a whopping on the latest FIFA edition

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