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Julius Peppers
Julius Peppers
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Julius Peppers

LB

Date of birth
Jan 18, 1980
College
North Carolina
Height
6-7
Weight
287 Lbs

Bio

Julius Peppers is a defensive end for the Green Bay Packers. He played eight years with the Carolina Panthers and four years with the Chicago Bears. Peppers has over 100 career sacks and is the all-time sacks leader in Panthers’ history with 81.

Early Life

Peppers was born on January 18th 1980 in Wilson, North Carolina. At Southern Nash Senior High School, he played both running back and defensive lineman. As an exceptional talent and athlete, he was an All-Conference power forward on the basketball court for four years. As a sprinter, his speed helped his school win a 200-meter relay in track and field. Justifiably he was named Male Athlete of the Year by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association.

North Carolina Tar Heels

Peppers would attend North Carolina and continue to be a powerhouse by his sophomore year. He led the NCAA in sacks with 15 in 2000. By his senior year he was a Consensus All-American and won both the Chuck Bednarik and Vince Lombardi Awards as an outstanding defensive lineman.

Carolina Panthers

In the 2002 NFL draft, Peppers was selected second overall by the Carolina Panthers. He was an immediate impact player and starter accumulating 12 sacks in his rookie season. He earned AP Defensive Rookie of the Year honors at the end of his rookie season. During his stint with the Panthers, he was the driving force of the defensive line. As an unrestricted free agent he signed with the Chicago Bears in 2010.

Chicago Bears

While playing for the Bears, he recorded 38 sacks in four years. As a 12-year pro Peppers was selected to the Pro Bowl eight times.

Green Bay Packers

In 2014, Peppers signed a three-year deal with the Green Bay Packers.

Statistics

Stats SOLO AST TOTAL SK QB HIT TFL INT YDS LONG TD FF FRC TD SAF
2013 Regular Season 40 5 45 7.0 7 3 1 14 14 0 2 1 1 0

Game Log

Date Opponent Result SOLO AST TOTAL SK QB HIT TFL INT FF FRC TD
1-18-2015 @ Seattle Seahawks Seattle Seahawks 28-22 OT 3 2 5 1.5 3 0 0 0 0 0
1-11-2015 @ Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys 26-21 4 2 6 1.0 0 0 0 2 0 0
12-28-2014 @ Detroit Lions Detroit Lions 30-20 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12-21-2014 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3-20 2 0 2 2.0 2 0 0 1 0 0
12-14-2014 @ Buffalo Bills Buffalo Bills 21-13 4 0 4 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0

News

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