SPARTANBURG, SC --- Mike Tolbert doesnt like the suffocating heat of the American South, but hes happy to be home nonetheless.
A native of Douglas, GA, Tolbert spent the last four years in San Diego where every day is seemingly like the one before and the one to come. He calls the weather there almost perfect.
But when Tolbert opted to sign with the Carolina Panthers in the offseason, he realized hed have to embrace the heat of the South, and that was alright for someone who just may be the teams busiest player when it comes to team meetings.
A fullback by nature, the 5-foot-9, 245-pounder will play almost every other skill position on offense plus he will see action on special teams. Second-year Panthers coach Ron Rivera could barely contain his excitement about having the former San Diego Charger on board.
Hes a very versatile football player, and thats probably the biggest thing, Rivera said. He not just plays fullback, but he can play tight end, he can play running back, ...