Former Johnson C. Smith safety Reggie Sullivan has signed with the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted free agent.

Sullivan, 6-foot-three and 218 pounds, joins the Panthers’ secondary as a cornerback.

A native of Miami, Florida, Sullivan transferred to JCSU from Winston-Salem State University. He played for the Golden Bulls during the 2007 season and recorded 21 tackles (14 solo), one sack for a loss of 11 yards, and one interception returned 69 yards.

“Reggie is hard working, mild mannered and a great team player. He’ll be an awesome fit for the Panthers’ organization,” says JCSU head football coach Steven Aycock. “He’s smart, and he takes it off the chalkboard onto the playing field.”

This upcoming season will be Aycock’s first as head coach; however he has been on the coaching staff since 2004 as the assistant head coach.

Sullivan played for the Tennessee Valley Vipers of the Arena 2 Football League in 2008. Coach Aycock spoke with a Panthers’ scout about a tryout for Sullivan and the rest is history.

“Reggie has been steadfast in prayer for this opportunity, and I know he’ll make the most of it,” says Aycock.

The Panthers are currently carrying 29 rookies, including Sullivan. Carolina has signed 79 players, excluding their seven draft picks this year and All-Pro defensive end Julius Peppers.

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