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February 23, 2015

Thomas Davis to receive key to the city Monday night

Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis, who last month was awarded the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year award, will receive the key to the city at Monday night’s Charlotte City Council meeting.

The honor will take place at the 6:15 p.m. meeting where Charlotte mayor Dan Clodfelter will present the veteran linebacker with the honor.

“The Key to the City is presented to an esteemed citizen and trusted friend of the city’s residents,” Clodfelter said in a statement. “Through his foundation and other charitable acts, Mr. Davis has proven his commitment to empowering young Charlotteans as they pursue their dreams.”

Davis, 31, has established an after-school learning academy, works with the Levine’s Children's Hospital and does an annual Christmas shopping spree with local children through his Thomas Davis Defending Dreams Foundation.

Last month before the Super Bowl, Davis was honored as the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year for his work off the field.

“There’s so much negativity that’s going on in this league and so much that’s being reported. I just feel like we’re in a position where we can make a difference,” Davis said that night. “We can do so much with the platform and the voice that we have right now. It’s up to us to take advantage of it.”

--Jonathan Jones

Posted by Observer Sports on February 23, 2015 at 11:40 AM | Permalink


Everyone should be wearing at 58 Jersey from now on.

Posted by: Robert popoff | Feb 23, 2015 12:33:57 PM

Cam needs to mentor under this man.

Posted by: tony clifton | Feb 23, 2015 2:19:13 PM

Well deserved!

Dang Good Dawg!!

Posted by: DGD | Feb 23, 2015 2:51:37 PM

Release the Kraken!!!

Posted by: The Kraken | Feb 23, 2015 4:07:01 PM

Cam is still AWFUL!

Posted by: Cam is awful | Feb 23, 2015 4:40:48 PM

Arizona cut Ted Ginn Jr today. Should the Panthers pick him up.

Posted by: par404 | Feb 23, 2015 5:55:19 PM

Congrats TD. If any player deserves the next statue beside the stadium, it's him.

Posted by: PantherD | Feb 23, 2015 7:06:50 PM

the situation with williams is annoying. the question isn't whether or not he's a starter or getting enough carries. it's about whether or not you can replace his value to the team for 2 million.

it's the exact same scenario as steve smith. you're only saving 2 million to get rid of an elite franchise caliber guy. williams is well rested. he barely played last year. he isn't coming off major surgery.

you aren't going to find a back or wide receiver that brings more value for 2 million or less unless we get extremely lucky.

they say "oh we don't run the ball enough for you two both...."

the obvious solution is to run the ball more.

and yeah we should take a flier on ginn if he's willing to come for cheap.

Posted by: charlottean | Feb 24, 2015 7:14:29 AM

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