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Julius Peppers

Julius Peppers at the 2006 Panthers training camp
Date of birth January 18, 1980 (1980-01-18) (age 27)
Place of birth Wilson, North Carolina
Height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight 290 lb (132 kg)
Position(s) DE
College North Carolina
NFL Draft 2002 / Round 1 / Pick 2
Career highlights
Pro Bowls 2005, 2006, 2007
Awards 2002 Defensive Rookie of Year
Stats
Statistics
Teams
2002-present Carolina Panthers

Julius Frazier Peppers (born January 18, 1980 in Wilson, North Carolina) is a professional American football player. He currently plays defensive end for the Carolina Panthers. He and Donovan McNabb are the only people to ever play in both the NCAA men's basketball Final Four and the NFL's Super Bowl [1]. He is named after legendary NBA players Julius Erving and Walt Frazier. Image File history File links JuliusPeppersTrainingCamp2006. ... is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Wilson is a city in Wilson County, North Carolina, United States. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... Defensive end is the name of a defensive position in the sport of American football. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public, coeducational, research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting[1]) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... Round 1 Round 2 Categories: National Football League players | American football biography stubs ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... The 2005 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played February 13, 2005 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... The 2006 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on February 12, 2006 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... The 2007 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl is scheduled to take place on February 10, 2007, at 1:00 p. ... Since 1967 The Associated Press has given two annual Rookie of the Year Awards to NFL American football players: one for an offensive player and one for a defensive player. ... City Charlotte, North Carolina Other nicknames The Cardiac Cats Team colors Black, Panther Blue, and Silver Head Coach John Fox Owner Jerry Richardson General manager Marty Hurney Mascot Sir Purr League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) National Football Conference (1995-present) NFC West (1995-2001) NFC South (2002... is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Wilson is a city in Wilson County, North Carolina, United States. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Defensive end is the name of a defensive position in the sport of American football. ... City Charlotte, North Carolina Other nicknames The Cardiac Cats Team colors Black, Panther Blue, and Silver Head Coach John Fox Owner Jerry Richardson General manager Marty Hurney Mascot Sir Purr League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) National Football Conference (1995-present) NFC West (1995-2001) NFC South (2002... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Final Four is a sports term that is commonly applied to the last four teams remaining in a playoff tournament. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... Julius Winfield Erving II (born February 22, 1950 in Roosevelt, New York), commonly known by the nickname Dr. J, is a former American basketball player who helped launch a modern style of play that emphasizes leaping and play above the rim. ... Walter Clyde Frazier (born March 29, 1945 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American former basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ...

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Early Years

The youngest of three children, Peppers was born in Wilson, North Carolina, and raised in nearby Bailey. By the time he was a freshman at Southern Nash High School, Peppers had grown to 6' 5", 225 lbs. Basketball was his first love, and the sport became his number one passion. However, Ray Davis, Peppers' football coach at Southern Nash, felt that the hulking teenager would be an asset on the gridiron for the Firebirds, despite the fact that Peppers had never played football before. Davis' gamble would pay off: during his high school career, Peppers played running back and defensive lineman, and finished his career with 3501 rushing yards, and 46 touchdowns, and was one of the most dangerous defensive linemen in the state. He also lettered in basketball (he was voted All-Conference as a power forward four consecutive years. In 1998 Southern Nash won the state championship in track for the first time in the school's history. Peppers contributed, as a sprinter winning the state championship in the 4x200 meter team relay and as a triple jumper. His senior year (1997-98), he was named to the Parade All-America team in football as an all-purpose talent, and was also named Male Athlete of the Year by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association. In 2005, Peppers was named by the Rocky Mount Telegram newspaper as one of the 50 Greatest Athletes from the Nash/Edgecombe (Twin County) area [2]. Wilson is a city in Wilson County, North Carolina, United States. ... Bailey is a town located in Nash County, North Carolina. ... Athletics, also known as track and field or track and field athletics, is a collection of sport events. ... The Sprinter is a microcomputer made by Peters Plus, Ltd. ... In addition to its most general meaning, a parade is: a general term for a collected formation of troops, typically with restricted movement; or a place or avenue for the parading of troops on ceremonial occasions, for example Horse Guards Parade in London and ANZAC Parade in Canberra; It can... The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) is the governing organization of high school athletics in North Carolina, United States. ... Nash County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Edgecombe County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ...


College career

Football

Peppers played defensive end at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he won the Chuck Bednarik Award for the nation's top defensive player and the Lombardi Award as the best collegiate lineman in 2001. In his three seasons at North Carolina, Peppers started 33 of the 34 games he played in, and is ranked second all-time in UNC history with 30.5 sacks. He accumulated 53 stops behind the line of scrimmage, 167 tackles, five interceptions, two fumble recoveries, five forced fumbles, 13 passes defensed and 42 quarterback pressures (hurries) and returned two interceptions and one fumble recovery for touchdowns. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public, coeducational, research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. ... The Chuck Bednarik Award, named for the College and Pro Football Hall of Famer, Chuck Bednarik is given annually to the College Defensive Football Player of the Year. ... The Rotary Lombardi Award is awarded annual to the best college football lineman or linebacker. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...


Basketball

Possessing an unusual amount of quickness and agility for a defensive lineman, Peppers also played basketball for the Tar Heels, providing valuable minutes to a team that reached the Final Four in 2000. During his sophomore season, Peppers started, averaging 7.1 points and 4.0 rebounds per game and led the Tar Heels with a field goal percentage of .643. He made 63 of 98 shots from the floor and at least 60% of his shots from the floor in 16 of 25 games. He scored in double figures six times, including 21 against Penn State, 18 against Maryland, 14 against Wake Forest, 13 against Marquette, 12 vs. Princeton and 10 vs. NC State. He made his season debut at UCLA after just three days of practice and had six points. Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by throwing a ball through a 10-foot high hoop (the basket) under organized rules. ... Legend has it that the Tar Heel nickname applied to the state and inhabitants of North Carolina--as well as the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s athletic teams--dates back to the Civil War. ... Final Four is a sports term that is commonly applied to the last four teams remaining in a playoff tournament. ... The 2000 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament involved 64 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ... The University of Maryland, College Park (also known as UM, UMD, or UMCP) is a public university located in the city of College Park, in Prince Georges County, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C., in the United States. ... Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational university located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. ... Marquette University is a private, coeducational, Jesuit, Roman Catholic university located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the United States of America. ... Princeton University is a private coeducational research university located in Princeton, New Jersey, in the United States of America. ... North Carolina State University is a public, coeducational, extensive research university located in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. ... Binomial name Ucla xenogrammus Holleman, 1993 The largemouth triplefin, Ucla xenogrammus, is a fish of the family Tripterygiidae and only member of the genus Ucla, found in the Pacific Ocean from Viet Nam, the Philippines, Palau and the Caroline Islands to Papua New Guinea, Australia (including Christmas Island), and the...


NFL career

In the 2002 NFL Draft, Peppers was selected by the Carolina Panthers as the second overall pick behind first overall pick, quarterback David Carr. Peppers ran a 4.68 40 yard dash at 290 pounds and completed 22 bench press reps at his pro day. Peppers made an immediate impact and was named The NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year by the Associated Press. During his rookie season, Peppers tallied 28 tackles, 12 sacks, 1 interception, and 5 forced fumbles. On October 13, 2002, Peppers became only the third player in NFL history to amass three sacks and an interception in the same game. With four games remaining in the season, Peppers was suspended for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy for taking a banned dietary supplement. Also see: 2002 (number). ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting[1]) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... City Charlotte, North Carolina Other nicknames The Cardiac Cats Team colors Black, Panther Blue, and Silver Head Coach John Fox Owner Jerry Richardson General manager Marty Hurney Mascot Sir Purr League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) National Football Conference (1995-present) NFC West (1995-2001) NFC South (2002... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... David Carr (born July 21, 1979, in Bakersfield, California) is an American football player. ... Since 1967 The Associated Press has given two annual Rookie of the Year Awards to NFL American football players: one for an offensive player and one for a defensive player. ... The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ... October 13 is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ...


In 2003, during the Panthers' Super Bowl run, he had 37 tackles, 7 sacks, and 3 forced fumbles. The next year, Peppers was selected to his first ever Pro Bowl with 52 tackles, 11 sacks, 2 interceptions, 4 forced fumbles, and two touchdowns. On October 15, 2006, Peppers became the Panthers' all-time sacks leader. [3] The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... In American football and Canadian football, a quarterback sack occurs when the quarterback is tackled behind the line of scrimmage before he can throw a forward pass. ...


He is a key member of the Carolina Panthers' front four, along with fellow defensive end Mike Rucker and defensive tackles Kris Jenkins and Ma'ake Kemoeatu. [4] He is one of the most explosive defensive ends in the NFL. Defensive end is the name of a defensive position in the sport of American football. ... Michael Dean Rucker (born February 28, 1975 in Saint Joseph, Missouri) is an American football defensive end who plays for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. ... Kris Jenkins is an American football player who currently plays defensive tackle for the Carolina Panthers of the NFL. Categories: National Football League players | Sports stubs ... Maake TuAmelie Kemoeatu (born January 10, 1979 in Puleanga Fakatuio, Tonga) is an American football defensive tackle for the Baltimore Ravens of the NFL. He was originally signed as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Utah. ...


Trivia

  • Peppers has blocked the second most field goals in the NFL (behind Shaun Rogers) since he entered the league in 2002 with 5 blocks.
  • Peppers was mentioned in Nelly's song "Heart of a Champion", along with Ray Lewis and others.
  • As of April 6, 2007, the Panthers have the top two draft choices of 2002, with Peppers (second pick) and quarterback David Carr (first pick).
Preceded by
Kendrell Bell
Defensive Rookie of the Year
2002
Succeeded by
Terrell Suggs
Carolina Panthers first round draft picks
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External links

  • Videos of Julius peppers training
  • Carolina Panthers team bio

  Results from FactBites:
 
JockBio: Julius Peppers Facts (208 words)
Julius was the first Panther to win the Associated Press NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year.
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One of Julius prized possessions is a ceramic model of Rodin’s “The Thinker” made by his mother.
Julius Peppers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (773 words)
Peppers contributed, as a sprinter winning the state championship in the 4x200 meter team relay and as a triple jumper.
In 2005, Peppers was named by the Rocky Mount Telegram newspaper as one of the 50 Greatest Athletes from the Nash/Edgecombe (Twin County) area [2].
Peppers made an immediate impact and was named The NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year by the Associated Press.
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