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The run itself wasn't really anything special, but still it was a special moment – and a hard-earned one.
Jonathan Stewart's 5-yard rush midway through the fourth quarter of Carolina's victory at New England on Sunday made him the Panthers' all-time leader in rushing yards. His longtime running mate DeAngelo Williams previously held the mark with 6,846 yards, but after adding three more carries before day's end, Stewart now has 6,868 yards on 1,560 carries.
"It's a pretty awesome feeling," Stewart said. "I just thank God for the opportunity to grind through injuries and grind through different seasons -- the ups and downs being resilient enough to be in this place right now."
While the rush attempt that set the record wasn't eye-popping, plenty of Stewart's moments since the Panthers picked him in the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft have been.
Here's a review of some memorable days that led to a historic one:
2008 vs. Buccaneers
Playing on Monday Night Football for the first time in his career, the rookie put on a show against Tampa Bay. Stewart carried the ball 15 times for 115 yards and two scores in a 38-23 win.
2009 vs. Giants
Stewart ran wild against New York. He rushed 28 times for 206 yards, which still stands as his career high, as Carolina trounced the Giants.
2010 vs. Cardinals
The Panthers claimed just two victories in 2010, and they wouldn't have gotten the second one without Stewart's 137 rushing yards against Arizona.
2014 vs. Saints
Stewart compiled 155 yards at New Orleans and almost half of them came on one carry - a career long 69-yard touchdown scamper in what proved to be a blowout victory.
2015 vs. Eagles
Stewart ran for 125 yards on 25 carries against Philadelphia on Sunday Night Football as the Panthers rolled on toward an apperance in Super Bowl 50, where Stewart scored Carolina's lone touchdown.
2016 vs. Redskins
Stewart's penchant for playing well in primetime was on display again as he powered his way to 132 yards on 25 carries against Washington on Monday Night Football.