Brad gives his career the boot
Panthers kicker retires after 16 seasons
By "Aki Kurikawa"
(Charlotte) - Lost in the retirement ceremonies of Jay White was the Panthers kicker, as Cliff Brad also retired after 16 great seasons.
Drafted with the 16th pick in the 4th round during the 2305 draft after spending four years with the University of Kannapolis Fighting Shih Tzus, Brad ended up second all time in extra points in Panthers history, tied for fifth in field goals made, and fifth in total points.
On a team with several legendary kickers in their history, that is impressive.
'We are going to miss Mr. Automatic,' Remley said. 'We could always count on Cliff to make his kicks. Now we have to scout for another quality talent at an underrated position. A lot of people don't respect what a good kicker does for his team.'
The tall, thin Brad smiled when told of his GM's remarks.
'He never said that at contract time,' Brad joked. 'Seriously, I appreciate the sentiment. I got a lot of teasing from the guys when I tried to make a tackle on kickoffs, but I pride myself that I always went all out. After all, I'm a football player just like the rest of them.'
Good luck in retirement, Cliff. Enjoy it.