CHARLOTTE – Jeremy Chinn went one from shortest to tallest.
One week after honoring Charlotte Hornets great, and one of the NBA’s shortest All-Stars, Muggsy Bogues, Chinn has shifted to one of North Carolina’s most imposing figures, both in legacy and stature.
Chinn wore Peppers jersey to the game on Friday night as part of his new year-long tradition of donning the jersey of a legend of the Carolinas and then working to auction the jersey for that person’s charity.
Peppers was recently enshrined in the N.C. Sports Hall of Fame after an illustrious career as a two-sport athlete at the University of North Carolina and as a Carolina Panther. He finished his career ranked fourth in NFL history in sacks and is the only person to ever play in an NCAA Final Four and the Super Bowl.
Chinn will continue to honor Carolina legends at upcoming home games. Which jersey should he wear next?