New Panthers OLB Jadeveon Clowney to wear No. 7

Jadeveon Clowney’s return to the Carolinas will have a familiar feeling.

On Friday, the three-time Pro Bowl pass rusher officially signed on as a member of the Carolina Panthers. Clowney, a Rock Hill, S.C. native, is making a homecoming to the tune of a two-year, $20 million deal that could be worth up to $24 million.

Oh, and speaking of numbers . . .

Clowney wore the No. 7 during his time at South Pointe High School in Rock Hill as well as in his three-year reign of terror at the University of South Carolina. In fact, the number has since been retired over in Columbia—where he collected two first-team All-American selections, two first-team All-SEC nods and 2012’s SEC Defensive Player of the Year honors.

As a pro, Clowney has donned a few top-grade digits—including No. 90 with the Houston Texans, Seattle Seahawks and Cleveland Browns, No. 99 with the Tennessee Titans and No. 24 for the Baltimore Ravens.

But none will prove to be as comfy as that ol’ No. 7.

Story originally appeared on Panthers Wire