Tripoli native Karter Schult will get another shot at making an NFL roster.

Carolina Panthers
Carolina Panthers

The former Northern Iowa defensive lineman will once again be donning a Panther uniform, this time in Carolina.

Schult signed a contract Monday after participating in the team's mini-camp over the weekend. Of the 28 players invited to the tryout, Schult was one of only four to ink an NFL deal. Schult had signed with the Cleveland Browns following the 2017 NFL Draft, but was cut prior to the season and was not contacted by any other teams.

Despite the disappointment, he told The Gazette that he never stopped working towards this moment:

I’ve been working at this for so long, ever since I got released by the Browns ... I didn’t really have much contact with any teams until a couple months ago. But I kept working as if I was on a team ... Just to see it finally pay off, it was just a sense of relief, to be honest, because I know I can play football at this level. It seemed like I wasn’t getting my opportunity but I finally did.

Schult, UNI's all-time leader in tackles for loss, also participated in mini-camp with the Minnesota Vikings earlier this offseason. He'll now be competing to make Carolina's final 53-man roster. Congrats to Karter! #UNIfight

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