44 Facts About Julius Peppers

1. In February 2009, Julius Peppers donated $500,000 to a scholarship program that supports black students at his alma mater of North Carolina.

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2. Julius Peppers is only the second player in NFL history to record at least 50 forced fumbles, the first being Robert Mathis.

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3. On March 14, 2018, Julius Peppers signed a one-year contract extension with the Panthers.

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4. Julius Peppers helped the Panthers make the playoffs, and they faced off against the New Orleans Saints in the wild card round.

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5. Julius Peppers became only the third player in NFL history at age 37 or older to record at least 10 sacks in a season.

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6. Julius Peppers forced a fumble on the same play, which gave him 48 career forced fumbles and tied him for second most all time with former Defensive End John Abraham.

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7. Julius Peppers was named the NFC Defensive Player of The Week for the seventh time in his storied career.

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8. Julius Peppers recorded 4 tackles, 2 sacks, and 3 QB hits.

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9. On March 10, 2017, Julius Peppers signed a one-year contract to return to the Carolina Panthers.

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10. Julius Peppers was selected to his ninth career Pro Bowl.

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11. Julius Peppers finished the season with 25 solo tackles, 12 assisted tackles, and 10.5 sacks.

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12. Julius Peppers started his fourteenth NFL season off with a bang against his former team, the Chicago Bears.

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13. Julius Peppers ranked first among all linebackers and defensive linemen in the NFL with 101 interception return yards.

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14. Julius Peppers recorded 4 tackles, 2 passes defensed, and a sack, forced fumble, and fumble recovery on the same play against Bears quarterback Jay Cutler.

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15. Julius Peppers signed a three-year deal with the Green Bay Packers on March 15, 2014.

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16. On March 11, 2014, Julius Peppers was released by the Chicago Bears after attempts to trade him were unsuccessful.

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17. Julius Peppers was named to the 2013 Pro Bowl, his fifth consecutive, and eighth of his career, and was selected to the NFL's 2012 All-Pro Second Team.

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18. Julius Peppers recovered a career-high four fumbles, which tied for the league lead.

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19. Julius Peppers was voted to his sixth Pro Bowl and was named to his third, First-Team All Pro team.

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20. Julius Peppers would win the NFC Defensive Player of the Month Award for November, 2010 making it the third time in his career he earned the award.

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21. Julius Peppers earned the fourth NFC Defensive Player of the Week Award of his career for his efforts.

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22. Julius Peppers was voted to his fifth Pro Bowl and earned Second-Team All Pro honors.

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23. Julius Peppers recorded 3 tackles, 1 interception, and 1 pass defensed.

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24. Julius Peppers said he would request a trade if franchise tagged.

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25. Julius Peppers missed the final two games of the season with a sprained MCL in his right knee.

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26. Julius Peppers earned the NFC Defensive Player of the Month Award for the month of October, 2006, his second such award.

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27. Julius Peppers had 8 tackles and a forced fumble in yet another game that Peppers looked like the most dominant defensive player in the NFL.

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28. Julius Peppers would make his second Pro Bowl for his efforts.

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29. Julius Peppers contributed 2 tackles, 1 sack, and 1 pass defensed.

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30. Julius Peppers would play the next few games with a cast on his hand.

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31. Julius Peppers had a combined 203 interception and fumble return yards which is the most ever by a defensive lineman in a single season since the NFL merger in 1970.

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32. Julius Peppers would set an NFL record by recording 143 total interception return yards which is the most ever recorded in a single season by a defensive lineman.

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33. Julius Peppers would record 2 tackles and pressure New England quarterback Tom Brady all throughout the game.

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34. Julius Peppers recorded 1 tackle, 1 interception, and 1 pass defensed in the game.

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35. Julius Peppers had five tackles including one for a loss, and a deflected pass.

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36. Julius Peppers would end up being selected number 2 overall in the 2002 NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers behind number 1 overall pick, quarterback David Carr.

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37. Julius Peppers was a highly regarded prospect coming into the 2002 NFL draft earning comparisons to Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor for his ability to dominate a football game.

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38. Julius Peppers is currently ranked second all-time in UNC history with 30.5 sacks.

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39. Julius Peppers led the nation with 15 quarterback sacks during his sophomore season, and earned first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and second-team All-American honors.

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40. Julius Peppers attended the University of North Carolina , where he played defensive end for the North Carolina Tar Heels football team from 1998 to 2001.

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41. In 2005, Julius Peppers was named by the Rocky Mount Telegram newspaper as one of the 50 Greatest Athletes from the Twin County area.

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42. Julius Peppers was rumored to have cleared 2.03 meters in the high jump.

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43. Julius Peppers played for the Chicago Bears from 2010 through 2013 and the Green Bay Packers from 2014 to 2016.

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44. Julius Peppers played college football at North Carolina, where he was recognized as a unanimous All-American, and was drafted by the Panthers second overall in the 2002 NFL Draft.

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