We’re 31 days —just one more month— away from the Carolina Panthers 2019 season opener, so that means today’s countdown piece is devoted to No. 31 on the roster — cornerback Lorenzo Doss.
Lorenzo Doss, Cornerback
Weight: 185 lbs
Age: 25 years
NFL experience: 5 years
Doss is something of an ironic fan favorite at the cornerback position. He’s been hanging on near the bottom of the roster for a couple of years now with off season flashes of athleticism sparking hope that he could one day pull his game together and be a solid starter, if not a star, for the Panthers.
The irony of his support among the fan base is not based on the off season-only hype. That is par for the course. It comes from the fact that he is one of the few members of the current Carolina Panthers to own a Super Bowl ring. He earned that ring by being a member of the 2015 Denver Broncos squad that humiliated the Panthers in Super Bowl L. That said, Doss was not an active member of the Broncos roster during that fateful game so Panthers fans can’t really hold that defeat against him.