CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The Carolina Panthers have picked
Cincinnati quarterback Tony Pike in the sixth round of the NFL
The 6-foot-6, 223-pound Pike threw for 2,520 yards and 29
touchdowns with six interceptions last season while leading the
Bearcats to the Sugar Bowl. The Panthers took Pike with the 202nd
overall pick as their fourth pick of the sixth round, following
Mississippi defensive end Greg Hardy, Baylor receiver David Gettis
and Texas A&M defensive back Jordan Pugh.
The Panthers have now drafted a pair of quarterbacks in Pike and
second-rounder Jimmy Clausen, creating plenty of competition for
unproven returnees Matt Moore and Hunter Cantwell.
Carolina also took South Carolina linebacker Eric Norwood in the
fourth round Saturday and has two picks in the seventh round.
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