No. Player POS College Tenure (Years w/ CAR)
1 Cam Newton QB Auburn 2011-present
17 Jake Delhomme QB Louisiana-Lafayette 2003-2009
7 Steve Beuerlein QB Notre Dame 1996-2000
12 Kerry Collins QB Penn State 1995-98
34 DeAngelo Williams HB Memphis 2006-2014
28 Jonathan Stewart HB Oregon 2008-present
26 DeShaun Foster HB UCLA 2003-2007
37 Nick Goings HB Pittsburgh 2001-2008
21 Tim Biakabutuka HB Michigan 1996-2001
48 Stephen Davis HB Auburn 2003-05
45 Brad Hoover FB Western Carolina 2000-2009
89 Steve Smith Sr. WR Utah 2001-2013
87 Muhsin Muhammed WR Michigan State 1996-2004; 2008-09
83 Mark Carrier WR Nicholls State 1995-98
11 Brandon LaFell WR LSU 2010-13
19 Ted Ginn, Jr. WR Ohio State 2013; 2015-16
13 Kelvin Benjamin WR Florida State 2014-present
88 Greg Olsen TE Miami (FL) 2011-present
85 Wesley Walls TE Mississippi 1996-2002
86 Kris Mangum TE Mississippi 1997-2006
69 Jordan Gross T Utah 2003-2013
79 Jeff Otah T Pittsburgh 2008-2011
77 Byron Bell T New Mexico 2011-14
70 Chris Terry T Georgia 1999-2002
78 Blake Brockermeyer T Texas 1995-98
75 Todd Steussie T California 2001-03
74 Mike Remmers T Oregon State 2014-2016
70 Travelle Wharton G South Carolina 2004-2011; 2013
66 Matt Campbell G-T South Carolina 1995-2000
70 Trai Turner G LSU 2014-present
68 Mike Wahle G Navy 2005-07
68 Andrew Norwell G Ohio State 2014-present
63 Jamar Nesbit G South Carolina 1999-2002
67 Ryan Kalil C Southern California 2007-present
65 Frank Garcia C-G Washington 1995-2000
60 Jeff Mitchell C Florida 2001-2005
63 Geoff Hangartner C-G Texas A&M 2005-08; 2011-13
77 Kris Jenkins DT Maryland 2001-2007
98 Star Lotulelei DT Utah 2013-present
99 Kawann Short DT Purdue 2013-present
99 Brentson Buckner DT Clemson 2001-2005
90 Julius Peppers DE North Carolina 2002-2009; present
95 Charles Johnson DE Georgia 2007-present
93 Mike Rucker DE Nebraska 1999-2007
76 Greg Hardy DE Mississippi 2010-2014
97 Mario Addison DE Troy 2013-present
59 Luke Kuechly MLB Boston College 2012-present
52 Jon Beason MLB Miami (FL) 2007-2013
55 Dan Morgan MLB Miami (FL) 2001-2007
91 Kevin Greene OLB Auburn 1996; 1998-99
58 Thomas Davis Sr. OLB Georgia 2005-present
50 James Anderson OLB Virginia Tech 2006-2012
54 Will Witherspoon OLB Georgia 2002-2005
57 Lamar Lathon OLB Houston 1995-1998
20 Chris Gamble CB Ohio State 2004-2012
25 Eric Davis CB Jacksonville State 1996-2000
31 Richard Marshall CB Fresno State 2006-2010
24 Josh Norman CB Coastal Carolina 2012-2015
21 Ken Lucas CB Mississippi 2005-2008
33 Doug Evans CB Louisiana Tech 1998-2001
24 Ricky Manning CB UCLA 2003-2005
41 Captain Munnerlyn CB South Carolina 2009-2013; present
30 Charles Godfrey S Iowa 2008-2014
30 Mike Minter S Nebraska 1997-2006
20 Kurt Coleman S Ohio State 2015-present
27 Deon Grant S Tennessee 2001-2003
23 Sherrod Martin S Troy 2009-2012
4 John Kasay K Georgia 1995-2010
7 Jason Baker P Iowa 2005-2011
10 Todd Sauerbrun P West Virginia 2001-04

 

Head Coaches

John Fox, 2002-2010

Starting Lineups

Offense:

QB 1 Cam Newton

RB 28 Jonathan Stewart

RB 34 DeAngelo Williams

WR 89 Steve Smith Sr.

WR 13 Kelvin Benjamin

TE 88 Greg Olsen

LT 69 Jordan Gross

LG 70 Travelle Wharton

C 67 Ryan Kalil

RG 70 Trai Turner

RT 75 Todd Steussie

 

Defense (4-3):

LE 95 Charles Johnson

DT 77 Kris Jenkins

DT 99 Kawann Short

RE 90 Julius Peppers

LOLB 91 Kevin Greene

MLB 59 Luke Kuechly

ROLB 58 Thomas Davis

CB 20 Chris Gamble

CB 24 Josh Norman

FS 30 Charles Godfrey

SS 30 Mike Minter

 

Most Difficult Decisions:

NONE

Surprisingly, Carolina didn’t have much of anything at their disposal when it came to debating on whom the starters should be. I went with Newton over Delhomme simply due to the fact that, well, Cam is a hybrid quarterback, so that does it for me. As well, Kelvin Benjamin would get the starting nod over Muhsin Muhammed due to big play ability and red zone threat-mismatches.

On the defensive side of the football, you have 2 hall of famers in Kevin Greene and (let’s not kid ourselves) Julius Peppers. Greene being on the left and Peppers on the right would give offensive coordinators nightmares to make a game plan for just those 2 players alone. The defense also features a potential Hall of Fame player in Luke Kuechly, as he has been a stalwart in the heart of Carolina’s D recently. The backend showcases the talents of Josh Norman, who had a blowout 2015 campaign, alongside another corner in Chris Gamble. Norman has yet to relive his successful 2015 season, but that doesn’t mean he’s not a good player, he’s just getting into his rhythm!

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