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February 17, 2009

Shell retires from Panthers, NFL

Donnie Shell announced his retirement from the Carolina Panthers and the NFL Tuesday.

Shell, who played safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers, worked the past 15 years for the Panthers in community and player development.

Shell was a five-time Pro Bowler for the Steelers and helped them win four Super Bowl championships in the 1970s.

He has been a valued member of the Panthers’ organization, helping players plan for their post-football careers. The award that annually goes to the NFL’s best player development program is named after Shell.

-- Charles Chandler

Posted by Observer Sports on February 17, 2009 at 06:07 PM | Permalink


I wouldnt say this, in terms of the other coaches leaving, that this is a 'bomb shell'...c what I did there?

Posted by: smartestbloggerever | Feb 17, 2009 6:25:02 PM

Donnie is a true class act. Visit his website @ http://donnieshell.com

Posted by: Antoine | Feb 17, 2009 6:37:04 PM


Posted by: wahoo | Feb 17, 2009 6:39:52 PM

Man everything for the Panthers is going into the gutter...

Posted by: Cameron | Feb 17, 2009 7:21:58 PM

Donnie Shell is one of the class guys of the NFL..Thank you for always taking the time to chat with the fans, and helping the Panther players with their careers after football.. Enjoy your retirement.. See you in Canton..

Posted by: Catsnmbr1fan | Feb 17, 2009 9:11:06 PM

Donnie is a true class act. Players today could learn a lot from him.

Posted by: Jerry | Feb 17, 2009 11:01:15 PM

is he still staying/ living in the area??

Posted by: cdraper | Feb 17, 2009 11:22:01 PM

Donnie is a valuable part of the Friendship Trays organization.A few years ago he became a part of the Team that delivered meals to mainly Senior Citizens who could no longer prepare and cook meals at home.He was a part of the Friendship Trays Ministry located at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church.He accepted the responsibility of working as a Fund Raiser for the Friendship Trays Organization mainly during its annual Golf Tournament.We are very proud of his efforts to assist others.

Posted by: Gladys Massey | Feb 23, 2009 1:21:41 PM

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