Julius Peppers was meant to be in a Carolina Panthers uniform. Born in North Carolina and playing for UNC it was fitting that the 2001 Chuck Bednarik and Lombardi Award winner would be drafted by Carolina, which they did with the 2nd overall pick. The Defensive End would be named the Defensive Rookie of the Year, and he would build on that with five Pro Bowl selections as a Panther (2004, 2005, 2006, 2008 & 2009) and a pair of First Team All-Pro Selections (2004 & 2006). Peppers would become the Defensive Captain in 2007, which he would follow up with a career-high 14.5 Quarterback Sacks in 2008. He would have seven double-digit seasons in Sacks, and in 2004 he would lead the NFL in Tackles for Loss. He would sign with the Chicago Bears and played there for four years and then another three with the Green Bay Packers.
Signed with the Chicago Bears as a Free Agent 3/5/10.
Acquired (2): Signed as a Free Agent 3/11/17.Departed (2): Retired 2/1/19.
133 Games Started
177 Interception Return Yards
2 Interception Return Touchdowns
34 Forced Fumbles
10 Fumble Recoveries
81 Fumble Recovery Yards
1 Fumble Recovery Touchdown
97.0 Quarterback Sacks
436 Combined Tackles
344 Solo Tackles
92 Assisted Tackles
89 Tackles for Loss
103 Approximate Value
AP Defensive Rookie of the Year (2002)
First Team All-Pro (2004 & 2006)
Second Team All-Pro (2008 & 2009)
Pro Bowl (2004, 2005, 2006, 2008 & 2009)
Most Tackles for Loss (2006)