Former Panthers react to passing of team founder Jerry Richardson

Carolina Panthers founder and first-ever team owner Jerry Richardson died at the age of 86 on Wednesday night.

Numerous individuals from the franchise’s past took to social media on Thursday and honored the man they knew as “Big Cat.” Here, as they continue to pour in, are their tributes:

Charles Johnson

Ron Rivera

Greg Olsen

Thomas Davis

Frank Reich

Jonathan Stewart

Steve Smith Sr.

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Story originally appeared on Panthers Wire