Panthers claim DT Drake Nevis off waivers from Jacksonville

May 13, 2014 

The Carolina Panthers added another defensive lineman to their roster on Tuesday, claiming defensive tackle Drake Nevis off waivers from the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Nevis, who was a first-team All-American at LSU, was a third-round pick by the Colts in 2011. He played two seasons in Indianapolis before going to the Chargers in 2013. He also played for the Cowboys in 2013 before Jacksonville signed him prior to the 2014 season.

The Jaguars released Nevis on Monday.

Nevis is 6-foot-1, 310 pounds, and has one career sack in 26 appearances. He joins a stable of defensive tackles for the Panthers with Star Lotulelei, Kawann Short, Dwan Edwards, Linden Gaydosh, Casey Walker and Colin Cole.

Mister Statue: Wofford has honored Panthers owner Jerry Richardson with a statue on campus.

The school dedicated the statue this week. Richardson played football and graduated Wofford in 1959. He has held summer training camp for the Panthers at Wofford's facilities since before its inaugural season in 1995. Wofford says about 375,000 people have attended Panthers' practices in those 19 years.

Sculptor Todd Andrews fashioned a likeness of Richardson in stride. It stands on a patio between the football stadium and the Richardson Physical Activities Building.

Richardson is also a member of the Wofford board of trustees.

Wofford College President Nayef H. Samhat said Richardson is deserving of such an honor because of the impact he's had on the school and the community.

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