CHARLOTTE – The Carolina Panthers will have a devoted Panthers fan, who also happens to be the NBA's Most Valuable Player, serve as the Keep Pounding drummer during Sunday's home opener.
Stephen Curry will do the honors at Bank of America Stadium prior to kickoff against the Houston Texans.
"We are delighted that Stephen will join us for the home opener and be a part of this special tradition," said team president Danny Morrison. "He has been a wonderful fan for many years, and it's great to have him back in Charlotte."
Curry, the superstar guard for the NBA Champion Golden State Warriors, is a Charlotte native who proudly supports the Panthers from the west coast. He travelled to Seattle and was in attendance when the Panthers faced the Seahawks in the NFC Divisional Playoff last season.
"He really is one of my favorites," head coach Ron Rivera said. "That's going to be a neat thing for our fans. He's been in our locker room before, he's been to practices, he's come to training camp before. He's welcome."
Below is a photo gallery of previous Keep Pounding drummers.