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Getting to know ... Panthers center Brian Folkerts

Carolina Panthers center Brian Folkerts (64) battles defensive tackle Colin Cole (91) during practice on July 29, 2014 at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C.
Carolina Panthers center Brian Folkerts (64) battles defensive tackle Colin Cole (91) during practice on July 29, 2014 at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C. jsiner@charlotteobserver.com

Getting to know center Brian Folkerts

Height: 6-4

Weight: 310

College: Washburn

Experience: Third season

The scoop: Folkerts, the No. 2 center behind Ryan Kalil, played in every regular-season game and both playoff games last season. He saw action as a reserve center and guard and in goalline situations. Folkerts played for Washburn University, a Division II school in Kansas known as the Ichabods. After a stint on Tampa Bay’s practice squad in 2012, Folkerts joined the Arena League with the San Jose SaberCats. Former Panthers lineman Jordan Gross nicknamed him “Caveman Center” for the long hair and bushy beard he had when he joined the Panthers.

Twitter handle: @BrianFolkerts

Recent tweet: Just saw a great indie film tonight. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. Different than what I’m used to seeing, but definitely liked it.

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