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Julius Peppers

American football player from United States of America

Julius Frazier Peppers (born January 18, 1980), nicknamed The Freak Of Nature, is an American football defensive end for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of North Carolina, and was recognized as an All-American. The Carolina Panthers selected him with the second overall pick in the 2002 NFL Draft, and he has played professionally for the Carolina Panthers and Chicago Bears. The youngest of three siblings, Peppers was born in Wilson, North Carolina, and raised in nearby Bailey. By the time he was a freshman at Bailey's Southern Nash Senior High School, Peppers had grown to 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m), 225 lb (102 kg). Ray Davis, the football coach at Southern Nash, felt that Peppers would be an asset on the gridiron for the Firebirds, despite the fact that Peppers had never played football before. Davis' gamble would pay off. During his high school career, Peppers played running back and defensive lineman, finished his career with 3,501 rushing yards and 46 touchdowns, and was one of the most dangerous defensive linemen in the state. He also lettered in basketball and was voted all-conference as a power forward for four  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Big Head,The Freak of Nature,Julius Frazier Peppers
Date of birth
1980-01-18
Place of birth
Wilson
Nationality
United States of America
Parents
George Kearney, Bessie Brinkley
Siblings
Stephone Peppers
Profession
Athlete, American football player

Education

Institution From To
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Southern Nash High School

Athlete facts

Sports
Basketball,American football

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