Ten fun facts about Julius Peppers


Fact 1
He played college football for the University of North Carolina, and was recognized as an All-American.

Fact 2
He was named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year by the Associated Press.

Fact 3
He was nicknamed The Freak Of Nature.


Fact 4
In 2005, Peppers was named by the Rocky Mount Telegram newspaper as one of the 50 Greatest Athletes from the Twin County (Nash and Edgecombe) area.

Fact 5
He was named after Julius Erving and Walt Frazier.

Fact 6
Peppers played football and basketball at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

Fact 7
He signed a 6-year, $91 million contract with the Chicago Bears on March 5, 2010.

Fact 8
In February 2009, Peppers donated $500,000 to a scholarship program that supports black students at his alma mater of North Carolina.

Fact 9
Peppers is referenced in the Nelly song “Heart of a Champion”, and made a cameo appearance in Nelly's video “Hot In Herre”.

Fact 10
Peppers is also referenced in the Cyhi Da Prynce song “Chance To Explain”.


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is an American football defensive end for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL).

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