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Sam Mills to the Hall of Fame

View photos of Sam Mills during his time as a player and coach with Carolina.

Sam Mills Career Stats

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TeamYearsGPTackles (press box)INTsSacksFFFR Played
New Orleans1986-94133934410.51617

Despite playing just three seasons in Carolina, Mills' seven interceptions and six fumble recoveries both rank fourth-most among Panthers linebackers and his 10.0 sacks are sixth-most.


  • Pro Football Hall of Fame
  • All-Pro First Team (1996)
  • All-Pro Second Team (1991, 1992)
  • 5x Pro Bowl (1987, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1996)
  • George S. Halas Courage Award (2004)
  • No. 51 retired in Carolina
  • Panthers Hall of Honor
  • Saints Ring of Honor
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Hall of Famers Kevin Greene, Reggie White, Donnie Shell, Mike McCormack and Bill Polian all spent time in the Panthers organization in their careers.

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The Panthers honor and celebrate the legacy Sam Mills and his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame with the Keep Pounding Game on Week 4 vs. Arizona.