Panthers LB Kuechly ties NFL mark with 24 tackles

Carolina Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly tied an NFL

record with 24 tackles in a 17-13 win Sunday over the New Orleans

Saints.

STATS has been tracking tackles – as listed by press box stats –

since 1994. That’s the season tackles became a recognized statistic

in the NFL.

Kuechly matched the single-game high held by David Harris of the

New York Jets. Harris had 24 tackles on Nov. 4, 2007, against

Washington.

Kuechly has more tackles than any player in the NFL since coming

into the league in 2012. The former first-round draft pick from

Boston College also intercepted a pass by Drew Brees as the

Panthers clinched a playoff spot.