CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Carl Mattox was awarded the Foundation of the Carolinas - Carolina Panthers Stadium Corporation Graduate Scholarship. Mattox, a four-year member of the Lions' football team, was a Mars Hill Presidential Intern this year.
Head Coach Tim Clifton stated, "Carl Mattox is the true meaning of a student-athlete. We are very proud of him and what he has accomplished in his four years at Mars Hill University."
Mattox, a senior linebacker from Athens, Ga., had a very successful career for the Lions playing in 39 games for MHU. He recorded 161 career tackles (98 solo), 11.0 tackles-for-loss, 15 pass break-ups, 3.0 sacks and one interception. He was named a first team All-South Atlantic Conference selection in 2016 and a second team All-SAC pick in 2015. During his junior campaign, Mattox was named a first team CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division II football team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Mattox had an extensive application process, including an in-person interview at Panther's stadium last week. Mattox plans to attend Mars Hill University and get his master's in the Business Management program. Mattox will also be recognized at the Carolina Panthers game at Bank of America Stadium when they play the Houston Texans on August 9, 2017.
The Foundation of the Carolinas - Carolina Panthers Stadium Corporation Graduate Scholarship is an award that grants two $10,000 scholarships each year to outstanding student-athletes who have completed their undergraduate work and are seeking support for their graduate level studies. Scholarships are awarded to one male and one female student-athlete in North Carolina or South Carolina on the basis of leadership, citizenship and academic merit.