Published on May 1, 2016  
James Bradberry

Former Samford Bulldog cornerback James Bradberry was selected by the Carolina Panthers in the second round of the 2016 National Football League draft.

Bradberry told the media that he was fixing a toilet in his mother’s house when he got the call from Panthers officials. The toilet will have to be fixed by someone else as Bradberry, who was first-team All-Southern Conference this past season, pursues his dream of an NFL career.

Earlier this year, Bradberry visited with Samford’s Brad Radice for a Bulldog Conversation that aired during basketball season.

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Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and US News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 1st nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.