Mark Carrier to Announce Panthers 2nd Round Pick

The NFL released it's list of 32 NFL greats to announce the 32 second round picks in the upcoming NFL draft. For the Panthers it's WR Mark Carrier, who played with the Panthers from 1995 till retirement in 1998.

Here's the wiki bio on Carrier, who was selected by the Panthers in the 1995 expansion draft, playing previous for the Bucs and Browns:

Mark Carrier (wide receiver) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A 6'0", 190-lb. wide receiver, Carrier played in 12 National Football League seasons from 1987 to 1998. A 1989 Pro Bowl selection for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Carrier caught a career-high 86 receptions for 1,422 yards and 9 touchdowns that year. After 6 years with the Buccaneers, Carrier signed a 3 year contract with the Cleveland Browns where he experienced his first appearance in the playoffs. He was selected by the Carolina Panthers in the 1995 NFL Expansion Draft. Carrier ranks fourth all-time on the Carolina Panthers' all-time receiving list with 176 receptions (as of the end of the 2008 season). On September 1, 1995, Carrier Scored the first NFL points and touchdown in South Carolina (Memorial Stadium, Clemson University aka "Death Valley") for the Carolina Panthers. One year later, in September 1996, Carrier scored the first NFL touchdown in Charlotte at Ericsson Stadium (now known as Bank of America stadium). He finished his 12 year career playing in 177 games, with 569 catches for 8763 yards averaging 15.4 yards per catch while scoring 48 touchdowns. He also average 10.9 yards per return with 229 yards on 21 reutrns with 1 touchdown. After 12 years of retirement, Mark returned to Charlotte to serve as Director of Player Development for the Carolina Panthers.

I think Carrier's title with the Panthers has been changed to Director of Player Engagement. Sounds something like a Social Chairman for the players to me ;) What a sweet gig that sounds like.

Seriously, I think Carrier is a good choice for us. He had a good career even if it started in pirate land but give him props for making a couple steps up in class.

On a final note, I hope he's boning up on player names so he doesn't botch the pronunciation. Like Cyrus Koundjio or Xavier Su'a-filo.

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