COLLEGE TEAMMATES TO REUNITE ON SUNDAY
Brandon Stokley and Panthers quarterback Jake Delhomme were college teammates at Southwestern Louisiana from 1995-96. Fast forward 12 years and both are 10-year NFL veterans.
“I never would have though either one of us would have lasted this long,” Stokley said. “It is pretty special. I think both of us feel we are pretty blessed to have this opportunity to keep playing.”
The two former teammates keep in touch and keep tabs on one another.
“I do keep a pretty keen eye on Denver — I want to see what they do, I want to see what Brandon does week-in, week-out,” Delhomme said.
Stokley said that coming from a smaller school and having the mindset that they had to prove themselves is part of the reason both players have had such long and successful NFL careers.
“You can’t ever take anything for granted,” he said. “You have to work a little bit harder than everybody else.”