Carolina Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers made sure that he will always be talked about among the best to ever play that position.
During the Panthers’ Thursday Night Football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, he strip-sacked quarterback Carson Wentz in the first quarter. That is Peppers 150th career sack, and he is only the fifth player in NFL history to reach that number.
The others are Bruce Smith, Reggie White, Kevin Greene and Chris Doleman, all of whom are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The Panthers selected Julius Peppers with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2002 NFL Draft. Later in his career he played two seasons with the Chicago Bears, and three with the Green Bay Packers, before returning to the Panthers prior to the 2017 season.
At 6-foot-7, he also played college basketball for two seasons while he was at North Carolina, as well as three seasons of football. He showed off that athleticism throughout his career.
Peppers was named First-Team All-Defense three times in his career and has made nine Pro Bowls.
After 16 seasons, Peppers has very little time left in his NFL career. However, it surely feels great for him to able to achieve this milestone in the place where his career began.
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