Carolina Panthers

A little over a week ago we met a rookie wide receiver trying to earn a spot on the Carolina Panthers. His name is Brenton Bersin. He's a long shot from Charlotte who signed as a free agent, meaning he wasn't drafted by any team. His next big hurdle is to make it through the team's first cut on August 27. 

When we first met Brenton Bersin, he was catching kickoffs in the Panthers walk-through practices down in Spartanburg at Wofford College. 

Those surroundings were very familiar. He had been a stand-out wide receiver at Wofford and graduated back in May.

Long Shot Tries To Make Panthers Cut

Aug 7, 2012
Tanner Latham / WFAE

The Carolina Panthers are running full-speed through their training camp at Wofford College in Spartanburg. And we're tracking one rookie trying to make the final team roster against long shot odds. Brenton Bersin is the only player actually from Charlotte. He was a star wide receiver at Charlotte Latin High and Wofford College. And as WFAE's Tanner Latham reports, he's also got a unique tie to the team's owner. 

Panther Pep?

Jan 20, 2006

(1/20/06) Sunday the Carolina Panthers take on the Seattle Seahawks for the NFC title. It's the team's third conference championship game in franchise history. The last time the Panthers were this deep in the playoffs Charlotte fans and city leaders noisily embraced the team. But this year, the team and the city are taking a more conservative approach. WFAE's Jaime Bedrin has this report.