Jake Delhomme, the former National Football League quarterback who led the Carolina Panthers to the Super Bowl, joined the board of directors at MidSouth Bancorp’s banking subsidiary.
Delhomme, 38, who also played for the New Orleans Saints, Cleveland Browns and Houston Texans, has been an advisory board member at MidSouth Bank since May 2012, the Lafayette, Louisiana-based company said today in a statement. He now raises thoroughbred race horses and serves on the director’s loan committee, which provides insight “as an owner” in managing credit, interest rates, liquidity, compliance and reputational risk, the lender said.
The Saints signed Delhomme as a free agent in 1997 at the start of his 14-year NFL career, according the statement. He moved to the Panthers in 2003 and was starting quarterback until 2009,MidSouth said. Delhomme played for the Cleveland Browns starting in 2010 and was a back-up quarterback for the Houston Texans in 2011, according to the statement.
“He has mentored young bankers, instilling a strong work ethic in them, and in turn has been mentored by our veteran board members, which is among the many reasons the bank wanted to formalize his association with the board,” MidSouth Bank Chairman Will Charbonnet said in the statement.
The Panthers lost 32-29 to the New England Patriots in the final seconds of the Super Bowl, in a game played after the 2003 season.
MidSouth Bancorp held $1.9 billion in assets as of June 30, with about 60 outlets in Louisiana and Texas, according to the lender’s website.