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An 11-year-old did what many NFL stars can’t: Avoid a Luke Kuechly tackle

It’s a clip one 11-year-old will cherish for a while.

Carolina Panthers receiver D.J. Moore and linebacker Luke Kuechly hosted a football camp at Ardrey Kell High in Charlotte on Monday and Tuesday, giving local kids an opportunity to interact with and learn from professionals.

But in a viral video on social media, one of the kids briefly got the better of Kuechly.

Instagram user Kiante Cotton posted the video of “lil brother” KD taking a handoff from Moore. KD squares up against Kuechly. After cutting right, then left, KD cuts back to the right and gets around Kuechly, leaving the Panthers’ six-time Pro Bowler to play catch up.

In a follow-up video, an emcee asks Kuechly about keeping his hips squared on the play, to which the linebacker joked, “I didn’t do a very good job there, did I?”

Afterward, Kuechly and Moore both posed for a photo with the kid — but you have to think the video will be the thing he remembers even more.

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Luke : “Sheesh”

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Brendan Marks is a general assignment sports reporter for the Charlotte Observer covering the Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets, NASCAR and more. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has worked for the Observer since August 2017.
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