Chad Cota (37) -- being mobbed by teammates -- had the game-winning interception against Pittsburgh in 1996 that clinched the Panthers’ first-ever division championship and playoff berth. That game, won 18-14 by Carolina, was among those fans voted for as the most memorable sporting event they have ever seen in Charlotte.
Chad Cota (37) -- being mobbed by teammates -- had the game-winning interception against Pittsburgh in 1996 that clinched the Panthers’ first-ever division championship and playoff berth. That game, won 18-14 by Carolina, was among those fans voted for as the most memorable sporting event they have ever seen in Charlotte. CHRISTOPHER A. RECORD 1996 Staff photo
Chad Cota (37) -- being mobbed by teammates -- had the game-winning interception against Pittsburgh in 1996 that clinched the Panthers’ first-ever division championship and playoff berth. That game, won 18-14 by Carolina, was among those fans voted for as the most memorable sporting event they have ever seen in Charlotte. CHRISTOPHER A. RECORD 1996 Staff photo

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May 09, 2015 5:45 AM

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