A year ago, the Panthers invited the Dolphins to practice with them at Wofford College.
This year, they’ve asked the Vikings to join them. The Spartanburg High School Vikings, that is, who will take part in what the school says is a first for the NFL as they’ll practice with the Panthers Thursday morning from 9-11:25am, according to SHS athletic director Todd Staley.
The Vikings have a connection to Wofford as they play their home games at the school’s Gibbs Stadium.
“The Panthers recently reached out to coach Miller about the idea,” Staley said.
“We’ll go through pre-practice and stretching with the Panthers and then we’ll break-off and have our own practice session on one field while (the one closest to the Richardson Building) while the Panthers practice on the other two fields.”
The players will have the opportunity to hear from coach Ron Rivera and linebacker Thomas Davis prior to the start of practice.
Former Viking Stephen Davis is Spartanburg High’s lone alumn to play for the Panthers as he was a key member of the 2003 Carolina team that made the Super Bowl.