CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- At first glance Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly may not look like an NFL linebacker, what with his curly black hair, wire rim glasses and unassuming demeanor.
Boston College football coach Frank Spaziani knows differently.
Spaziani says Kuechly "looks like Clark Kent and plays like Superman."
Carolina already has one Superman impersonator on offense in quarterback Cam Newton, but could certainly use a few more on the other side of the ball.
The Panthers injury-depleted defense surrendered 26.8 points per game last season and ranked 28th in the league overall. Kuechly, who led the nation in tackles the last two seasons, hopes to change all that.
Kuechly says he has tremendous respect for the team's veteran players but thinks he can "make an impact" for the Panthers right away.