Carolina Panthers cornerback Josh Norman has been a popular attraction for television cameras and microphones all week, usually drawing large crowds as he’s held court with the media the last several days leading up to Super Bowl 50.
There’s no counting how many times Thomas Davis has been asked about his broken forearm this week and his plans to play through the injury, but if there is one quality the Carolina Panthers’ veteran linebacker has embodied in his career it’s patience.
As the Coastal Carolina football program wraps up its 2016 recruiting class and awaits the formal National Letters of Intent to roll in Wednesday, it has benefited from some terrific timing with two former Chanticleer standouts front and center in the buildup to Super Bowl 50.
Former CCU standout Mike Tolbert reflects back on his Chanticleer roots, the NFL Draft process and how his career got started, along with almost signing with the San Francisco 49ers a few years ago as he now prepares to play the Super Bowl in their home stadium.
Hurricane Matthew ripped through the Carolinas in October, and Jim Martin couldn’t help but cringe as the 80-foot white oak, which was a selling point for the Martins who bought the home 30 years ago, came tumbling down on their one-story home. “As soon as the tree fell, after I recovered from the shock, I get on the phone and figured I better call Allstate,” Martin said. “Within just a few minutes, our neighbor Richard Paugh was at the front door with his chainsaw getting ready to go up on the roof to help. The wind was still blowing 70 mph gusts and raining.