Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera points toward the stands as he exits the field following the team's victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, December 13, 2015. The Panthers defeated the Falcons 38-0. Some Charlotte fans say Rivera’s Latin American heritage has encouraged new fans to follow the sport.
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera points toward the stands as he exits the field following the team's victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, December 13, 2015. The Panthers defeated the Falcons 38-0. Some Charlotte fans say Rivera’s Latin American heritage has encouraged new fans to follow the sport. Jeff Siner jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera points toward the stands as he exits the field following the team's victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, December 13, 2015. The Panthers defeated the Falcons 38-0. Some Charlotte fans say Rivera’s Latin American heritage has encouraged new fans to follow the sport. Jeff Siner jsiner@charlotteobserver.com

Some Hispanics in Panthers Nation say coach Ron Rivera drives growing interest

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