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Panthers’ Richardson to be honored at ACC Championship Game

Carolina Panthers cornerback Josh Norman, right, talks with team owner Jerry Richardson, center, during practice on Thursday. Looking on at left is Panthers director of communications Steven Drummond.
Carolina Panthers cornerback Josh Norman, right, talks with team owner Jerry Richardson, center, during practice on Thursday. Looking on at left is Panthers director of communications Steven Drummond. jsiner@charlotteobserver.com

Carolina Panthers owner/founder Jerry Richardson will be an honorary captain at the ACC Championship Game on Saturday at Bank of America Stadium.

Along with outgoing Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer, Richardson will be given the ACC Commissioner’s Cup, an honor given at the discretion of ACC commissioner John Swofford. Richardson and Beamer will take part in the pre-game coin toss between Clemson and North Carolina.

The ACC Championship Game has been held at Bank of America Stadium since 2010, and will be held there through at least 2019.

“Jerry Richardson and his organization have been outstanding partners to the Atlantic Coast Conference and college football,” Swofford said in a statement. “We are proud of our association with the Richardson family and the entire Carolina Panthers franchise.”

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