Jordan Gross to join Panthers radio broadcast team

AP

Jordan Gross will once again be roaming the Carolina Panthers sidelines on Sundays this fall.

He just won’t be doing it in a helmet and shoulder pads.

The former Panthers left tackle announced his retirement from playing football back in February. However, Gross will still be around the team this season in a different profession altogether. According to Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer, Gross will serve as a sideline reporter for the team’s radio network next season.

“They just want me to be myself, so I’ll be saying what I see, and adding a lot of excitement and energy,” Gross said.

A former first-round pick of the Panthers in 2003, Gross was a three-time Pro Bowl selection and was named a first-team All-Pro in 2008. Gross started all 167 games he played in during his 11-year career and missed nine regular season games due to injury during that span.