Former Carolina Panther safety Mike Minter has accepted a position on the Johnson C. Smith University football coaching staff as the assistant head coach and defensive passing game coordinator. Minter was a 10 year NFL veteran, all with the Carolina Panthers before deciding to retire in 2007.
Prior to joining the coaching staff at JCSU, Minter served as high school football coach at Concord First Assembly. He was 33-4 in three seasons at First Assembly and won the past two N.C. Independent Schools state championships.
Minter was selected 56th overall by the Carolina Panthers in the second round of the 1997 NFL Draft. He became the starter in the team’s sixth game of his rookie season, and remained there until his retirement. In his 9 years with the Panthers, Minter made 790 tackles, 9.5 sacks, 15 forced fumbles, 8 fumble recoveries, 15 interceptions (with 371 yards on the returns, and 4 defensive touchdowns.)
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