Julius Peppers Brother Stephone And Sister Yolanda

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The former Carolina Panthers star, Julius Peppers, has a half-brother named Stephone.

Julius also has an elder sister Yolanda, who works as a sales representative for an insurance company in North Carolina.

Moreover, Yolanda is often seen accompanying Julius on formal sporting occasions.

Former Carolina Panthers Football Player Julius Peppers
Former Carolina Panthers Football Player Julius Peppers (Source: Instagram)

Julius Frazier Peppers is an American former professional football player in the NFL who played as an outside linebacker.

Peppers played college football in North Carolina and was selected as the second overall pick in the 2002 NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers.

The North Carolina-born played with the Panthers till the 2009 season before joining the Chicago Bears (2010-2013).

Moreover, Julius Peppers also played for Green Bay Packers (2014-2016) before reuniting with the Panthers in 2017.

After a 17-season career in the NFL, Peppers announced his retirement on February 1, 2019.

He was named to the Pro Bowl nine times throughout his playing career. He also made it into the First and Second All-Pro teams three times each.

Additionally, Peppers was named to the NFL 2000s and 2010s All-Decade Team.

Julius Peppers Siblings

The 2002 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year was born in Wilson, North Carolina, to his parents, George Kurney and Bessie Brinkley.

His parents first met in 1979 and got into a relationship. However, it did not last long after Julius was born.

George reportedly did not show much interest in developing a relationship with his son, and became non-existent for the family.

Julius Peppers With His Brother Stephone
Julius Peppers With His Brother Stephone (Source: Instagram)

The player’s mother, Bessie, raised Julius Peppers along with his brother Stephone (son of Bessie’s previous marriage).

Julius’s mother, Bessie, had previously married Clarence Peppers, which ended in a divorce.

Julius and his half-brother Stephone were sports enthusiasts from an early age.

During his childhood, Julius was into basketball, and the two brothers often used to play together. 

More On His Sister: Yolanda Peppers

The former football player and his brother Stephone have one elder sister Yolanda Peppers.

Julius’s sister, Yolanda, has been working as a senior sales support representative at Enact Mortgage Insurance in North Carolina Area since 2013.

Other work histories of her include:

  • Patient Financial Services Representative at UNC Health Care (October 2008- June 2011)
  • Receptionist/ Account Representative at Orange Water and Sewer Authority (January 2007- August 2008)
  • Manual Tax Line Specialist at ZC Sterling Corporation (November 2005- March 2007)
  • Customer Service Representative at Blue Cross and Blue Shield (January 2003- June 2005)
Julius Peppers With His Sister Yolanda
Julius Peppers With His Sister Yolanda (Source: Panthers)

Yolanda completed her Bachelor’s degree in Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications from ECPI University in 2019.

Previously, she studied Arts and Information Technology at the University of Phoenix from 2011 to 2013.

The former NFL star’s sister accompanied Julius to the 2021 North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame ceremony.

Anil Chapagain
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