CHARLOTTE, N.C. — One of the latest murals to go up in Charlotte is paying tribute to former Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly and the career he had while playing for the Carolina Panthers.
Two local artists, Matt Moore and Matt Hooker, teamed up with The Brickyard to bring this idea to life.
"My man retired. The night he retired I reached out to Tony and I said I know exactly what we're gonna do for this Panthers mural," Moore said.
"When you're doing public artwork you get a lot of car beeps and people who will drive by and yell and that's always awesome. It never gets old, but this one's been a little different. We're hearing brakes screech, cars whipping into the parking lot, and Lukeeeees and everybody has been hollering. It's awesome," Moore explained.
Luke Kuechly even made a stop by The Brickyard to see the mural for himself.
"It immortalizes him and rightfully so. The guy was a great role model not only off the field, but absolutely on the field. He played the game the right way," Brickyard owner Anthony Cardone said.
Once the painting is finished, a tribute video honoring the Panther legend will drop later in the week.
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