Considered one of the best prospects in the 2013 draft class by most, Star Lotulelei fell on draft day unexpectedly. And despite being the seventh defensive player draft, the Carolina Panthers couldn’t have been happier with the fact that they were able to land a “star” with the 14th pick in the draft.
Anchoring one of the most talented front sevens in the NFL, Star...
Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Star Lotulelei is a major reason for the teams resurgence and 8 game winning streak.
The candidate for Defensive Rookie of the Year was supposed to a top five pick until a heart condition before the draft sent his stock plummeting.
Lotulelei ‘s fall was the Panthers gain.
The rookie from Utah put his dominance on full display with this amazing...
The Carolina Panthers have been dominant defensively this season, holding opponents to a league-leading 13.1 points and 289.8 yards per game. One of the reasons Carolina has had so much success is the play of rookie Star Lotulelei on the interior defensive front. Lotulelei, a first-round pick out of Utah, displayed his dominance during a […]
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 […]
The Panthers have drafted defense with their last two first round picks and the strategy appears to have paid off. First the team drafted Luke Kuechly a star linebacker that has come in to the Carolina and made play after play. Then they drafted Star Lotulelei who many thought would be a top 5 draft […]
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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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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...
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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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman has been to six Super Bowls during his 25-plus years in the NFL and is convinced the only way to reach that summit is to assemble a great defensive line rotation.
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...