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    On a midsummer's night in Western New York three years ago, the city of Buffalo came to its feet and loudly welcomed their new hero to the NFL: In the Bills' preseason opener against the Carolina Panthers, rookie quarterback Josh Allen took to the field for the first time for his first opportunity to show Orchard Park that they once again had a quarterback to believe in. Allen would develop into just that, leading the Bills to the AFC Championship Game and finishing second in NFL MVP voting for 2020. But on this night, Allen's star out be vastly outshone by a player lined-up opposite him.

    Also making his NFL preseason debut that night was Panthers' linebacker Jermaine Carter, a fifth-round pick out of the University of Maryland, who proceeded to terrorize Allen — sacking the No. 7-overall pick, pressuring him multiple times, and making three tackles.

    "You know he was a high draft pick, highly-touted quarterback coming out in the Draft. So I knew all those things coming in, and I just looked forward to the challenge," Carter told Riot Report. "I wanted to show my teammates that I was capable of being in the NFL. Not only did I get the sack and the pressure, I made a couple tackles and I made like the first tackle on special teams. That's what I probably remember the most from that game."

    That game set the tone for what Jermaine Carter's career with the Panthers so far.

    [ ... ]

    Read the full article HERE on The Riot Report.

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