Carolina Panthers: Top 10 offensive players of all time

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Muhsin Muhammad, Carolina Panthers
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Carolina Panthers all-time list: Muhsin Muhammad – WR (No. 10)

Panthers Career: 1996-2004, 2008-2009

Mention wide receiver and the Carolina Panthers in the same sentence and the first name that comes to mind is Steve Smith. However, Muhsin Muhammad was actually the first big-time No. 1 wideout to call the franchise home.

Muhammad eclipsed the 1,000-yard receiving mark three times in his career in 1999, 2000, and 2004. He was a big-bodied 6-foot-2 pass-catcher that at times seemed to be unguardable. His best season was 2004 when he made 93 catches for 1,405 yards with an outstanding 16 of those catches going for touchdowns.

Muhammad’s best career game came on the NFL’s biggest stage. He went for 140 yards and a touchdown against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXVIII.

Muhammad was a big-time playmaker in Carolina for a total of 11 seasons. He is second on the Panthers all-time receiving yards and touchdowns list behind only the aforementioned Smith.

Carolina Panthers all-time list: DeAngelo Williams – RB (No. 9)

Panthers Career: 2006-2014

Running back has long been a position that Carolina has had a talented playmaker at. DeAngelo Williams was one of those exceptional ball carriers.

Williams joined the team at a time of mediocrity. His first two seasons the Panthers finished 8-8 and 7-9 as longtime quarterback Jake Delhomme was nearing the end of his NFL career.

Luckily the Panthers drafted Cam Newton in 2011 so Williams was able to play on some playoff-caliber teams later in his career with Carolina.

Williams had his best season in 2008 when he rushed for 1,515 yards and 18 touchdowns. He finished his career as Carolina’s No. 2 leading rusher of all time with a total of 6,846 yards gained on the ground.