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Mike Tolbert

Mike Tolbert - #35 - RB

Status Active
Height/Weight 5' 9"/ 245 lbs.
Birthday 11/23/1985
Birthplace Douglasville, GA
College Coastal Carolina
Years played 6

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Att Yds TD
54 183 7

QB issues could put Panthers RBs in ‘double trouble’

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 3:48 p.m. ET
The "Double Trouble" duo of DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart are widely considered one of the league's best RB tandems, but rough times could be on the horizon.

Clausen to start in Week Three

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 12:58 p.m. ET
Rookie Jimmy Clausen will start for the Panthers in Week Three, replacing Matt Moore.

Freeman, Bucs beat Panthers 20-7

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 4:27 p.m. ET
Josh Freeman threw for 178 yards and two TDs as the Bucs improved to 2-0 after a divisional win vs. the Panthers.

Panthers' Clausen likely to get needed prep time

Posted Sept. 18, 2010 @ 11:45 p.m. ET
The expected return to action of Panthers QB Matt Moore following a concussion is good news for rookie Jimmy Clausen, who isn't ready to take over the starting job, according to NFC South Whispers.

Panthers downgrade WR LaFell to questionable for Sunday

Posted Sept. 18, 2010 @ 1:23 p.m. ET
The Panthers downgraded rookie WR Brandon LaFell from probable to questionable for their Week Two game against the Buccaneers because of a sore hamstring.

Johnson rises to top of Panthers' DT heap

Posted Sept. 16, 2010 @ 11:25 a.m. ET
Former Colt Ed Johnson probably wouldn't be a starter on most teams, but he has surprised some observers by rising to the top of the Panthers' unimpressive pack at D-tackle.

Panthers' Moore practices following concussion

Posted Sept. 15, 2010 @ 2 p.m. ET
Panthers QB Matt Moore, who left Sunday's loss to the Giants with a concussion, was back on the practice field on Wednesday.

Teams getting foggy on concussions

Posted Sept. 15, 2010 @ 12:29 p.m. ET
It’s clear that despite the NFL’s best efforts to make more stringent and closely monitored guidelines on players’ safety regarding concussions, teams are getting a little foggy with the rules and with information pertaining to these ailments.

Report: Moore expected to return to practice, start Sunday

Posted Sept. 14, 2010 @ 5:49 p.m. ET
Panthers QB Matt Moore is expected to return to practice this week and should start Sunday after sustaining a concussion in the season opener.

Panthers swap kickoff specialists

Posted Sept. 14, 2010 @ 3:16 p.m. ET
The Panthers brought back kickoff specialist Rhys Lloyd after his replacement, Todd Carter, was injured Sunday against the Giants.

If cleared, QB Moore will start for Panthers

Posted Sept. 14, 2010 @ 10:27 a.m. ET
Panthers QB Matt Moore may have suffered a concussion in Week One, but he'll be the team's starter in Week Two if he's cleared to play.

Giants' defense makes marked improvement

Posted Sept. 13, 2010 @ 6:48 p.m. ET
The Giants' defense — which gave up 427 points a year ago — appeared markedly improved in its first contest under new coordinator Perry Fewell.

Panthers’ supposed strengths looked like weaknesses in Week One

Posted Sept. 13, 2010 @ 12:49 p.m. ET
The Panthers were awful at the things they have done well in the past — running the ball, protecting the quarterback — in their loss to the Giants.

Nicks' big day leads Giants to 31-18 win over Panthers

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 4:33 p.m. ET
The New York Giants opened their new $1.6 billion home by beating the Carolina Panthers 31-18 with a big second half.

Panthers WR Smith regains captain status

Posted Sept. 09, 2010 @ 10:11 a.m. ET
Some expected the Panthers to make QB Matt Moore one of the offensive captains in a show of support before his first opening-day start, but the team voted for WR Steve Smith and OLT Jordan Gross.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Dec. 17, 2012
Tolbert ran for a season-high 40 yards and matched a career best with two touchdowns on nine carries on Sunday against the Chargers, his former team.||||||| Tolbert only had two touchdowns all season prior to Sunday's two-score effort.
Posted June 01, 2012
Despite the presence of 1,000-yard running backs DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart, the Panthers are expecting Tolbert to see quite a bit of action on offense and special teams.||||||| The stocky 5-foot-9, 243-pound Tolbert started 30 games over the last two seasons for the Chargers, averaging 4 yards per carry while scoring 19 touchdowns on the ground. He also caught 79 passes for 649 yards during that span, two of those going for touchdowns and became a fantasy darling in the process.
Posted March 19, 2012
The Panthers announced Monday they've signed Tolbert from the San Diego Chargers. Tolbert spent three seasons with Ron Rivera, who was the Chargers defensive coordinator before becoming the Panthers head coach.||||||| "Mike is a very versatile player and is they type of player who do a lot of different things," Panthers general manager Marty Hurney said. "He can jump in and play fullback, he catches the ball well out of the backfield and plays running back. He's also an outstanding special teams player." Tolbert's agent Joel Turner said his client signed a four-year contract, but would not disclose the financial terms of the deal.
Posted Dec. 25, 2011
Tolbert had nine rushing yards on four carries with six receptions for 32 yards in Saturday's 38-10 loss at Detroit.||||||| Tolbert continues to a bigger threat out of the backfield with 420 yards from Philip Rivers.
Posted Nov. 11, 2011
Tolbert rushed seven times for 36 yards in Thursday's 24-17 loss to the Raiders.||||||| Tolbert continues to split carries with Ryan Mathews, who had six carries for 34 yards.

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