This Day in Football: Happy Birthday, Jordan Gross

Carolina Panthers, This Day in NFL History

The Panther offensive tackle was born on this date, July 20th, in 1980. Jordan Gross was the 8th overall pick in the 2003 NFL Draft, and has earned two trips to the Pro Bowl in his time with the Panthers. He anchors the left side of a talented offensive line that includes fellow Pro Bowler Ryan Kalil.

Before last year, Gross only had to run block for the two-headed monster of running backs DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart. Now that Cam Newton has arrived, Gross has his work cut out for him. On his birthday, we look back at when he was wired-for-sound during the Week 11 matchup against the Lions in 2008:

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