Julius Peppers is returning to his home state of North Carolina to play football for the first time since signing with the Bears. Just how connected is he to the Tar Heel State?
206: Number of games Peppers played wearing a jersey with the word Carolina on it. He played for the University of North Carolina in football and basketball and then was drafted by the Carolina Panthers. This season was the first time he ever played for a team not based in North Carolina.
670: The population of Bailey, N.C., Peppers' hometown. The seating capacity of Soldier Field is 61,500.
17: Blocks made while a basketball player for the University of North Carolina. No wonder Peppers can stop field goals.
6: Touchdowns scored while playing for one Carolina or another. Peppers scored three defensive touchdowns while playing for the Tar Heels, and three for the Panthers.