One Panther Legend: In the clutch, Chad Cota authors a coda of his own

By John Ellis

It was a brisk Sunday morning in uptown Charlotte, the quintessential piedmont sky showering rays of hope on the scores of primeval Panthers fans en route to Ericsson Stadium. Dec. 22, 1996–For all the hype these connective storylines delivered, the game would come down to the hands of an unsung seventh-round backup safety. Such is…