History

Players of the Week/Month

1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013

1995 Players of the Week
Honor Pos Player Week Notes
Defense LB Sam Mills 7 Returned interception 36 yards for touchdown and posted six tackles, one sack, one quarterback pressure and one pass defensed in Panthers' 26-15 win versus New York Jets for first win in franchise history.
1995 Players of the Month
Honor Pos Player Month Notes
Defense LB Sam Mills November Totaled 29 tackles, one sack, two quarterback pressures, two forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and one pass defensed as Panthers went 2-2 during month.
1996 Players of the Week
Honor Pos Player Week Notes
Special Teams K John Kasay 1 Connected on all five field goals, converting from 32, 36, 53, 38 and 42 yards, and two extra points for 17 points in Panthers' 29-6 win over Atlanta in first regular-season game at Ericsson Stadium.
Special Teams K John Kasay 2 Connected on all five field goals, converting from 51, 22, 29, 51 and 23 yards, and one extra point for 16 points in Panthers' 22-20 win at New Orleans; Made game-winning 23-yarder with 2:09 left.
Defense S Pat Terrell 11 Registered two second-half interceptions, five tackles and two passes defensed in Panthers' 27-17 win versus New York Giants; First interception led to touchdown that tied game at 17.
Offense RB Anthony Johnson 12 Rushed for 123 yards and one touchdown on 27 carries, scoring go-ahead touchdown on seven-yard run in third quarter of Panthers' 20-10 win at St. Louis.
Offense QB Kerry Collins 15 Completed 22-of-37 passes for 327 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions to produce 115.5 rating in Panthers' 30-24 win at San Francisco; Directed offense to 27 first-half points against NFL's fourth-rated defense.
Defense LB Sam Mills Divisional Playoffs Posted nine tackles, one interception and one pass defensed in Panthers' 26-17 NFC Divisional Playoff win versus Dallas; Made game-clinching interception with 1:08 left in fourth quarter.
1996 Players of the Month
Honor Pos Player Month Notes
Special Teams K John Kasay September Connected on 13-of-14 field goals and five-of-six extra points for 44 points as Panthers went 3-1 during month; Second player in NFL history with consecutive five-of-five field-goal efforts in Weeks 1 and 2.
Defense LB Sam Mills November Totaled 37 tackles, 1.5 sacks and one fumble recovery that he returned 41 yards for touchdown at Houston as Panthers went 3-1 during month.
1997 Players of the Week
Honor Pos Player Week Notes
Special Teams K John Kasay 2 Connected on all three field goals, converting from 31, 31 and 39 yards, for nine points in Panthers' 9-6 win at Atlanta; All three field goals came in fourth quarter, including 39-yard game winner with no time left.
Special Teams P Ken Walter 3 Punted four times for 53.3 gross average and 41.8 net average with one inside the 20, one touchback and long of 62 in Panthers' 26-7 win at San Diego; Gross average was highest by rookie in NFL since 1994.
Defense CB Eric Davis 8 Registered two first-half interceptions, one tackle and three passes defensed in Panthers' 13-0 win at New Orleans for second shutout in team history; Two interceptions led to 10 points.
Offense RB Fred Lane 10 Rushed for 147 yards and three touchdowns on 28 carries, scoring on runs of 15, 18 and 32 yards, in Panthers' 38-14 win versus Oakland; Rushing yards were most by undrafted rookie free agent in NFL since 1960.
1998 Players of the Week
Honor Pos Player Week Notes
Special Teams KR Michael Bates 17 Returned four kickoffs for 38.5 average and one touchdown in Panthers' 27-19 win at Indianapolis; Began second half with 99-yard return for touchdown to narrow defecit to 16-13 in come-from-behind victory.
1999 Players of the Week
Honor Pos Player Week Notes
Defense LB Kevin Greene 9 Gathered two sacks, recovered fumble that led to field goal and posted two tackles in Panthers' 33-7 win versus Philadelphia; Contributed to defense that limited Eagles to 81 net passing yards.
Offense QB Steve Beuerlein 14 Completed 29-of-42 passes for 373 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions to produce 120.4 rating in Panthers' 33-31 win at Green Bay; Scored game-winning touchdown on five-yard draw on fourth-and-goal as time expired.
1999 Players of the Month
Honor Pos Player Month Notes
Offense WR Patrick Jeffers December Notched 35 catches for 717 yards and eight touchdowns as Panthers went 3-2 in final five games; Ended season with five consecutive 100-yard receiving efforts, longest streak in NFL since 1995.
2000 Players of the Week
Honor Pos Player Week Notes
Special Teams K Joe Nedney 6 Connected on four-of-five field goals, converting from 42, 42, 22 and 29 yards, and two extra points for 14 points in Panthers' 26-3 win versus Seattle; First game with Carolina after being signed earlier in week.
Special Teams K Joe Nedney 10 Connected on all four field goals, converting from 35, 45, 24 and 46 yards, and one extra point for 13 points in Panthers' 27-24 win at St. Louis; Made game-winning 46-yarder with 40 seconds left.
Defense CB Jimmy Hitchcock 14 Returned one of two interceptions 88 yards for touchdown and posted two tackles and two passes defensed in Panthers' 16-3 win versus St. Louis; Contributed to defense that ended Rams' NFL-record streak of 28 games with at least 20 points.
2001 Players of the Week
Honor Pos Player Week Notes
Special Teams P Todd Sauerbrun 6 Punted six times for 55.8 gross average and 50.8 net average with four inside the 20, one touchback and long of 72 in Panthers' 17-14 overtime loss at Washington; Five punts traveled more than 50 yards and three landed inside the 10.
2001 Players of the Month
Honor Pos Player Month Notes
Special Teams P Todd Sauerbrun December Punted 23 times for 48.5 gross average and 36.2 net average with eight inside the 20, five touchbacks and long of 70 in season's final five games.
2002 Players of the Week
Honor Pos Player Week Notes
Defense S Deon Grant 3 Registered team-record three interceptions and three tackles in Panthers' 21-14 win at Minnesota; Set up touchdown with second interception and sealed victory with third interception on last play of game.
Special Teams PR Steve Smith 14 Returned three punts for 51.0 average and two touchdowns, scoring on returns of 61 and 87 yards, in Panthers' 52-31 win versus Cincinnati; Added 31-yard touchdown catch to become second player in NFL history to have two punt return touchdowns and one receiving touchdown in same game.
Defense CB Terry Cousin 17 Registered two interceptions, one fumble recovery, five tackles, one sack and four passes defensed in Panthers' 10-6 win at New Orleans; All three takeaways came in Saints' territory; Second interception with 41 seconds left clinched victory.
2002 Players of the Month
Honor Pos Player Month Notes
Defense DE Mike Rucker September Totaled 21 tackles, five sacks, 13 quarterback pressures, two forced fumbles and one pass defensed as Panthers went 3-1 during month.
2002 Rookies of the Month
Honor Pos Player Month Notes
Defense DE Julius Peppers October Totaled 25 tackles, six sacks, six quarterback pressures, one interception and three forced fumbles during month.
2003 Players of the Week
Honor Pos Player Week Notes
Offense RB Stephen Davis 2 Rushed for 142 yards on 33 carries in Panthers' 12-9 overtime win at Tampa Bay; Set up game-winning field goal with 10-yard run to Buccaneers' 30-yard line.
Offense RB Stephen Davis 5 Rushed for 159 yards and one touchdown on 30 carries, scoring on one-yard run, in Panthers' 19-13 win versus New Orleans; First player in team history to gain more than 100 yards rushing in four consecutive games.
Offense RB Stephen Davis 8 Rushed for 178 yards and two touchdowns on 31 carries, scoring on two one-yard runs, in Panthers' 23-20 overtime win at New Orleans; Set up game-winning field goal with 34-yard run to Saints' 11-yard line.
Special Teams K John Kasay 15 Connected on both field goals, converting from 21 and 49 yards, and two extra points for eight points in Panthers' 20-17 win at Arizona to clinch NFC South; Made game-winning 49-yarder with four seconds left.
Defense CB Ricky Manning, Jr. Divisional Playoffs Posted eight tackles, one interception and one pass defensed in Panthers' double-overtime 29-23 NFC Divisional Playoff win at St. Louis; Interception with 1:12 left in first overtime ended Rams' scoring bid and gave Panthers possession for game-winning drive.
Defense CB Ricky Manning, Jr. Conference Championships Registered three interceptions, three tackles and two passes defensed in Panthers' 14-3 NFC Championship win at Philadelphia; Second interception came at Carolina 14-yard line in third quarter; Returned third interception 13 yards to Eagles' 37-yard line to set up decisive score.
2003 Players of the Month
Honor Pos Player Month Notes
Defense DE Mike Rucker September Totaled 19 tackles, five sacks, seven quarterback pressures and one forced fumble as Panthers went 3-0 during month.
Special Teams K John Kasay October Connected on all nine field goals and all seven extra points for 34 points as Panthers went 3-1 during month; Kicked game-winning field goals in overtime at Indianapolis and at New Orleans; Made game-saving tackle in overtime of kick returner Michael Lewis at New Orleans.
2004 Players of the Week
Honor Pos Player Week Notes
Offense RB Nick Goings 11 Rushed for 121 yards and three touchdowns on 22 carries in Panthers' 35-10 win versus Arizona; Scored on runs of two, 57 and one yards - all in the first half.
Special Teams K John Kasay 13 Connected on team-record six field goals, converting from 30, 50, 46, 25, 21 and 21 yards, and two extra points for 20 points in Panthers' 32-21 win at New Orleans; Six field goals were most in NFL in 2004.
Defense LB Dan Morgan 14 Posted seven tackles, two interceptions, one pass defensed and one forced fumble in Panthers' 20-7 win versus St. Louis; Part of defense that produced seven takeaways, including six interceptions.
2004 Players of the Month
Honor Pos Player Month Notes
Defense DE Julius Peppers November Totaled 23 tackles, seven sacks, eight quarterback pressures, one forced fumble, one interception, two passes defensed and one blocked field goal as Panthers went 3-1 during month; Returned interception 46 yards for touchdown.
2005 Players of the Week
Honor Pos Player Week Notes
Defense DE Mike Rucker 9 Posted three tackles, two sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in Panthers' 34-14 win at Tampa Bay; Fumble recovery in first quarter set up touchdown and forced fumble in third quarter led to field goal; Contributed to defense that limited Buccaneers to 44 rushing yards.
Offense RB DeShaun Foster 13 Tallied 180 combined net yards and two touchdowns in Panthers' 24-6 win versus Atlanta; Rushed for 131 yards on 24 carries with six-yard score; Made three catches for 49 yards with 18-yard score.
2005 Players of the Month
Honor Pos Player Month Notes
Offense WR Steve Smith October Notched 27 catches for 455 yards and four touchdowns as Panthers went 4-0 during month; Compiled 100 yards receiving in final three games of month, including team-record 201 yards versus Minnesota.
2006 Players of the Week
Honor Pos Player Week Notes
Special Teams K John Kasay 3 Connected on all four field goals, converting from 51, 50, 49, and 46 yards, and two extra points for 14 points in Panthers' 26-24 win at Tampa Bay; Made game-winning 46-yarder with two seconds left.
Defense DE Julius Peppers 10 Registered four tackles, three sacks, three quarterback pressures, one fumble recovery and two passes defensed in Panthers' 24-10 win versus Tampa Bay. Fumble recovery in third quarter set up go-ahead touchdown.
Defense DE Mike Rucker 11 Posted four tackles, two sacks - including one for a safety - and three quarterback pressures in Panthers' 15-0 win versus St. Louis; Contributed to defense that held Rams scoreless for first time since 1998 and allowed only 111 total net yards.
2006 Players of the Month
Honor Pos Player Month Notes
Defense DE Julius Peppers October Totaled 32 tackles, four sacks, 12 quarterback pressures, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and two passes defensed as Panthers went 3-2 during month.
2007 Rookies of the Month
Honor Pos Player Month Notes
Offense QB Matt Moore December Completed 49-of-79 passes for 564 yards and three touchdowns with two interceptions to generate 86.1 rating; Started first three games of career, leading Panthers to 2-1 record with wins over two division champions.
2008 Players of the Week
Honor Pos Player Week Notes
Offense QB Jake Delhomme 4 Completed 20-of-29 passes for 294 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions to produce 124.8 rating in Panthers' 24-9 win versus Atlanta.
Defense DE Julius Peppers 10 Posted eight tackles, three sacks, three quarterback pressures, two forced fumbles and one pass defensed in Panthers' 17-6 win at Oakland.
Special Teams KR Mark Jones 13 Accumulated 201 combined kick return yards in Panthers' 35-31 win at Green Bay; Averaged 38.8 yards on four kickoff returns and 11.5 yards on four punt returns; Set up both Carolina fourth-quarter touchdowns with kickoff returns of 51 and 45 yards.
Offense RB DeAngelo Williams 14 Rushed for 186 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries in Panthers' 38-23 win versus Tampa Bay; Scored on runs of 16 and 36 yards against Buccaneers' defense that had only allowed one rushing touchdown all season; Averaged 9.8 yards per carry against NFC's second-ranked defense.
2008 Players of the Month
Honor Pos Player Month Notes
Defense LB Jon Beason October Totaled 37 tackles, one quarterback pressure and two interceptions as Panthers went 3-1 during month.
Defense DE Julius Peppers November Totaled 21 tackles, seven sacks, seven quarterback pressures, three forced fumbles and one pass defensed as Panthers went 3-1 during month.
Offense RB DeAngelo Williams December Rushed for 560 yards and seven touchdowns on 80 carries as Panthers went 3-1 during month.
2009 Players of the Week
Honor Pos Player Week Notes
Special Teams P Jason Baker 5 Punted four times for 44.8 gross average and 44.0 net average with two inside the 20, no touchbacks and long of 52 in Panthers' 20-17 win versus Washington.
Defense DE Julius Peppers 8 Returned interception 13 yards for touchdown and posted four tackles, one sack, four quarterback hurries and one forced fumble in Panthers' 34-21 win at Arizona.
Offense RB Jonathan Stewart 15 Rushed for 109 yards and one touchdown on 25 carries, scoring on three-yard run, in Panthers' 26-7 win versus Minnesota; First 100-yard rusher against Vikings in more than two years; Scored first career receiving touchdown on two-yard catch.
Defense LB Jon Beason 16 Posted 13 tackles, one sack, one forced fumble and one pass defensed in Panthers' 41-9 win at New York Giants; Forced fumble on Giants' first drive at Carolina 17-yard line that led to field goal as Panthers scored 31 consecutive points.
2010 Players of the Week
Honor Pos Player Month Notes
No players honored.
2011 Players of the Week
Honor Pos Player Week Notes
Special Teams KR Kealoha Pilares 11 Returned three kickoffs for 140 yards and one touchdown in Panthers' 49-35 loss at Detroit; Set team record with 101-yard kickoff return for touchdown; Tied team record for highest kickoff return average of 46.67 yards.
Offense QB Cam Newton 13 Passed for 204 yards with one touchdown and rushed for 54 yards with three touchdowns in Panthers' 38-19 win at Tampa Bay; Set NFL single-season record for most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback with 13; Added 27-yard catch to become third player - and first quarterback - in NFL history to have at least three rushing touchdowns, a passing touchdown and a reception in same game.
2011 Rookies of the Month
Honor Pos Player Month Notes
Offense QB Cam Newton September Completed 70-of-117 passes for 1,012 yards - the most ever by a player in his first three games - and four touchdowns with four interceptions to generate 85.1 rating; Threw for 422 yards in debut to become first player in NFL history to pass for more than 400 yards in first career start; Followed up that performance with NFL rookie record and team record 432 yards passing.
2012 Players of the Week
Honor Pos Player Week Notes
Offense QB Cam Newton 12 Accounted for 341 total net yards and four touchdowns in Panthers' 30-22 win at Philadelphia on Monday Night Football; Completed 18-of-28 passes for 306 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions to produce 125.0 rating; Rushed for 52 yards and two touchdowns.
Defense LB Luke Kuechly 14 Posted 19 tackles in Panthers' 30-20 win versus Atlanta; Contributed to defense that limited Falcons to 35 rushing yards.
2012 Rookies of the Month
Honor Pos Player Month Notes
Defense LB Luke Kuechly December Totaled 74 tackles, one sack, one interception and two passes defensed as Panthers went 4-1 during month; Posted 15 or more tackles in four games; Contributed to defense that held two opponents to less than 200 total net yards.
2013 Players of the Week
Honor Pos Player Week Notes
Defense DE Greg Hardy 3 Posted eight tackles, three sacks and two quarterback pressures in Panthers' 38-0 win versus the New York Giants; Contributed to defense that recorded the fifth regular-season shutout in franchise history, tied a team record with seven sacks, forced three turnovers and limited Giants to 150 total net yards.
Defense LB Thomas Davis 6 Posted 10 tackles, two sacks, one quarterback pressure and one pass defensed in Panthers' 35-10 win at Minnesota; Made one tackle and one sack on third downs to end Vikings drives and force punts, and four tackles came two yards from the line of scrimmage or behind.
Defense LB Luke Kuechly 10 Posted 13 tackles, one sack and one pass defensed in Panthers' 10-9 win at San Francisco; Pass defensed broke up potential touchdown; Contributed to defense that limited 49ers to 151 total net yards and 46 net passing yards, recorded six sacks and forced two turnovers.
Defense LB Luke Kuechly 16 Posted a team-record 26 tackles, one interception and one pass defensed in Panthers' 17-13 playoff-clinching win versus New Orleans; Became the first NFL player to record at least 20 tackles and an interception in the same game since 2001.
Defense DE Greg Hardy 17 Posted five tackles, a team-record four sacks and four quarterback pressures in Panthers' 21-20 NFC South division-clinching 21-20 win at Atlanta; Contributed to defense that set a team record with nine sacks.
2013 Players of the Month
Honor Pos Player Month Notes
Defense LB Thomas Davis November Totaled 38 tackles, one sack, one quarterback pressure, one forced fumble, one interception and two passes defensed as Panthers went 4-0 during month.
Special Teams P Brad Nortman December Punted 24 times for 48.1 gross average and 44.0 net average with eight inside the 20, one touchback and long of 64 as Panthers went 4-1 during month; Placed at least one punt inside the 20 and had at least one punt longer than 50 yards in all five games.