Our hearts are full of emotion as we listen to our Carolina Panther, Julius Peppers announce his retirement. We knew this day would come some day but no one wanted to hear this news. We love you Julius!
Julius Peppers said "Thank you for the victories and the good times. For the lessons and the times we desired more. For the sacrifices, the belief, the confidence and the unwavering support. I'm thankful, because without you this wasn't possible. Thank you for the spirit, the resolve and the attitude to keep pounding. It's not something we just say around here, it's how we live. I'm thankful for the things you've shown me about life that were bigger than football and for a second chance a new beginning. You see the players, we come and we go but the constant is you. And as the saying goes once a Panther always a Panther. Thank you for the memories, the friendships, the laughs and the culture we created. For the understanding and for being family. Thanks for all the years and cheers and for being home now and forever. . I wouldn't change a thing about this journey it was the best teacher I've ever had and was everything I could have hoped for. The tough times never lasted and the tough people inspired me to be better and give more. I hope I did the same. Only time can reveal whats next but my time here is up. No regrets, no looking back and nothing left to give. It's not good- bye, it's kinda like I'll see you later but until then I'm grateful, I'm satisfied and at Peace with all that comes next, Thank you"