Julius Peppers, Armanti Edwards named to College Football Hall of Fame

Well, it’s not the one in Canton, but Julius Peppers is headed to another hall.

As announced on Monday, the Carolina Panthers great has been named to the College Football Hall of Fame’s 2024 class. Peppers, already a member of the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame the Panthers Hall of Honor, is also currently a finalist for the 2024’s Pro Football Hall of Fame class.

The Bailey, N.C. native attended the University of North Carolina from 1998 to 2001. Peppers stacked up the honors over that run in Chapel Hill—earning a unanimous All-American selection and two First-team All-ACC nods as well as 2001’s Chuck Bednarik Award, Lombardi Award and Bill Willis Trophy.

Peppers—who’d be selected by the Panthers with the second overall pick of the 2002 NFL draft—closed up his Tar Heels career with 177 total tackles, five interceptions (two returns for touchdowns), five forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries (one return for a touchdown).

Joining Peppers will be another former Panther in Armanti Edwards. Edwards holds a myriad of program records for Appalachian State University, where he quarterbacked from 2006 to 2009.

His legendary tenure in Boone resulted in two NCAA FCS national titles, two Walter Payton Awards, two SoCon Offensive Player of the Year nods and three First Team All-SoCon selections.

Peppers and Edwards will be inducted on Dec. 10, 2024.

Story originally appeared on Panthers Wire