CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Luke Kuechly excitedly slapped the hands of admirers following his touchdown in the NFC Championship before slamming on the brakes to aid a fan in need.
As he ran behind the end zone and field goal area, giving handshakes and high-fives to fans, one stumbled from the bleachers and over the retaining wall, landing harshly on the field.
Kuechly quickly stopped the celebration and rushed to the fan. The fan returned to his feet as Kuechly escorted him back toward the stands.
A fan fell out of the stands after Luke Kuechly's interception return for a touchdown. He was helped to his feet by Luke Kuechly.— Mike Persinger (@mikepersinger) January 25, 2016
Kuechly, 24, also had three tackles in the 49-15 victory. The Boston College product was the 2012 defensive rookie of the year and 2013 defensive player of the year.