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Sam Mills to the Hall of Fame

Keep Pounding: Stories of Sam, presented by Atrium Health Levine Cancer Institute

Keep Pounding: Stories of Sam, presented by Atrium Health Levine Cancer Institute

The story of Sam Mills and Keep Pounding is the story of all of us, so we want to hear your version.

We're starting a series called Keep Pounding: Stories of Sam, presented by Atrium Health Levine Cancer Institute. In it, we're asking you to tell us about the ways that Mills may have personally encouraged and inspired you — through a chance meeting or an inspirational message. Or it could be just how the importance of the Keep Pounding mantra has touched your life or the life of someone you love and care for. Or it could be what you remember from his on-field brilliance. Or that time he held the door open for you at the gas station or he signed an autograph for your kids.

Submit your story and relevant photos by clicking below, and then stay tuned to Panthers.com throughout the summer as we highlight select submissions from Panthers fans everywhere.

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
Carolina1995-9748331710.066
Total1986-9718112651120.52223

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.

HONORS

  • 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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Sam Mills Hall of Fame Celebration

Sam Mills Hall of Fame Celebration

Panthers legend and Hall of Honor member Sam Mills will be enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame later this summer.

Mills' induction will be celebrated during a Panthers home game this fall. PSLs/Season tickets will guarantee your seat to witness this powerful moment in Panthers history.

More information will be available after the 2022 schedule is released this spring.

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