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Panthers owner Jerry Richardson does The Dab after Carolina clinches NFC South

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Devin Funchess (17) celebrates his touchdown reception with quarterback Cam Newton (1) in Sunday’s win at New Orleans.
Carolina Panthers wide receiver Devin Funchess (17) celebrates his touchdown reception with quarterback Cam Newton (1) in Sunday’s win at New Orleans. AP

In the three weeks since Cam Newton truly popularized The Dab dance, seemingly everyone has done it.

Players, coaches and commentators in pro and college football have all done it. On Sunday, Panthers owner/founder Jerry Richardson joined the list.

The 79-year-old owner did the dab in the Panthers’ locker room following Sunday’s 41-38 victory against the New Orleans Saints as coach Ron Rivera presented him with the game ball.

“Everybody wants to see you dab,” quarterback Cam Newton told Richardson with his arm on Richardson’s shoulder.

A second later, Richardson lifts his left arm and tucks his head in to perform the dance move.

Kicker Graham Gano tweeted his appreciation for it.

The dab is a dance created by Atlanta rap trio Migos. Newton, who is from Atlanta, has been dabbing since the beginning of the season, but it didn’t catch on until he did it in the end zone of a Nov. 15 victory over the Tennessee Titans.

Even coach Ron Rivera did the dab after Carolina’s 44-16 win against Washington on Nov. 22.

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