Julius Peppers and Muhsin Muhammad will be inducted into the Panthers Hall of Honor

By CLTure

July 10, 2023 (updated)

Photo: Ed Betz / AP

Former Carolina Panthers Julius Peppers and Muhsin Muhammad will be inducted into the Hall of Honor this season on Sunday, October 29 against the Houston Texans at Bank of America Stadium.

“Muhsin Muhammad and Julius Peppers were drafted by the Panthers. Both became All-Pros here. Both came back to Carolina to finish their careers. This is another homecoming, a permanent one,” owner David Tepper said of the two franchise greats.

Peppers, a North Carolina native who played both football and basketball for the home state Tar Heels, was the No. 2 pick in the 2002 NFL Draft for the Panthers. He went on to become a nine-time pro bowler and currently ranks fourth in NFL history in sacks with 159.5. Peppers is also a member of the NFL’s All-Decade Team in the 2000s and 2010s.

Drafted in 1996 out Michigan St. University, wide receiver Muhsin Muhammad ranks second in receptions, yards, and touchdowns in Carolina Panthers history. He also holds the record for the longest reception in a Super Bowl (85 yards) in 2004, and was a two-time pro bowler named to the NFL All-Pro First Team in 2004.

Peppers and Muhammad will join Sam Mills, Steve Smith Sr., Jordan Gross, Wesley Walls, Jake Delhomme, and former team president Mike McCormack in the Panthers Hall of Honor.

Tickets are available for Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans. The Panthers will look to get their first win of the season as the No. 1 pick (Bryce Young) and No. 2 pick (C.J. Stroud) duel it out at Bank of America Stadium.

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