CHARLOTTE -- Carolina Panthers rookie Star Lotulelei knew, nearly from the outset of his arrival last season, that the front seven on defense was going to be as good as any team's in the NFL.
However, it wasn't until the third game of the season that the defensive tackle was able to fully grasp just how good this defense was, and could be.
The Panthers destroyed Eli Manning...
2013 stats: 16 starts, 3 sacks, 48 tackles, 11 pressures
2013 Review: Star Lotulelei had a very solid rookie year, exactly what you want out of a player at his position and experience. His numbers don’t do enough justice to his rookie year. He ranked 7th on the Carolina Panthers in tackles and was a huge part of the teams terrific run defense. Most impressively, you expect a rookie...
At one point before the 2013 NFL Draft, defensive tackle Star Lotulelei was projected as a top-five pick. The Carolina Panthers selected Lotulelei at 14 overall, and it’s paid off for both sides. As the Panthers won their eight straight game today as they defeated Tampa Bay, Lotulelei went beast mode on Demar Dotson. Now […]
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Star Lotulelei- DT, Carolina Panthers (1st round, 14th pick)
Lotulelei has been a monster against...
The Carolina Panthers have signed first round pick, defensive lineman Star Lotulelei, according to Rep 1 Sports, the agency that represents him.
Star Lotulelei and the Carolina Panthers have agreed to terms. Congrats Star!
— Rep 1 Sports (@Rep1Sports) May 22, 2013
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First Round: Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
ANALYSIS: I still don't get why the Jets passed on him, but Carolina must be thrilled. I knew it had to be Star when the pick was in within a few minutes. He's the best DT in the draft, yet he somehow fell all the way to Carolina at 14. The defensive tackle position has been a huge need in Carolina for years, and they've...
Round 1: No. 14 Star Lotulelei, DT, Utah
Review: The Panthers have an illness to thank for this home-run pick.
Lotulelei acquired an undisclosed virus before the NFL Combine that caused an irregular heart test, for which he was later cleared, that allowed him to fall here. With Sharrif Floyd, Kenny Vaccaro and Eric Reid still on the board, general manager Dave Gettleman could...
The agent for first-round draft pick Star Lotulelei says his client has signed a four-year contract with the Carolina Panthers.
Financial terms were not released. The deal includes a team option for a fifth season.
Bruce Tollner says Lotulelei, the 14th overall pick in the NFL draft, is ''extremely excited to officially become a Panther.''
Tollner says Lotulelei...
Via AP on Fox
April 27, 2013
After a year of moving heavy furniture into cabins in Utah, Star Lotulelei realized the working man's 9-to-5 life simply wasn't for him.
Lotulelei knew right then he needed to make his NFL dream happen - no matter what the cost.
And he did just that.
The defensive tackle was selected 14th overall in the NFL draft by the Carolina Panthers on Thursday night.
Via AP on Fox
April 27, 2013
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So it came as no surprise that Gettleman got one of the "hog mollies" -- his term of endearment for big linemen -- he so coveted entering the NFL draft...