Mike McCormack Statue, Charlotte
Mike McCormack is depicted life-size wearing a business suit and grasping a football with both hands. His head is tilted slightly to his proper right. The statue stands on what appears to be a single granite base. The statue and base combined are eight feet tall.
MIKE MCCORMACK / COUNSELOR AND FRIEND / PRESIDENT OF CAROLINA PANTHERS 1994-1997 / NFL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE 1984 / CLEVELAND BROWNS 1954-1962
September 20, 1997
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“McCormack Becomes Panthers’ First Hall of Honor Member,” Asheville Citizen-Times (Asheville, NC), September 21, 1997
“Mike McCormack,” Carolina Panthers, www.panthers.com, (accessed May 26, 2023) Link
“Mike McCormack,” Pro Football Hall of Fame, www.profootballhof.com, (accessed May 26, 2023) Link
“Mike McCormack,” The Historical Marker Database, HMdb.com, (accessed May 24, 2023) Link
Carolina Panthers football team
Mike McCormack was the first inductee into the Carolina Panthers Hall of Honor with the dedication of this statue. His NFL career spanned five decades as a player, coach and executive. With the Carolina Panthers, McCormack was the team’s first general manager and later team president. He retired in 1997; the year he was honored with the statue. As a player McCormack is remembered as one of pro football’s greatest offensive tackles, leading to induction into the Pro Football of Fame in 1984. McCormack died in November 2013.
The statue stands near the north gate of Panthers stadium. The closest street intersection is S. Graham Street and S. Mint Street in Charlotte, NC.
Six panther sculptures titled “The Indomitable Spirits” are spaced around the stadium along with a statue of former player and coach Sam Mills.