Jonathan Stewart extends Panthers deal through 2018

There’s little doubt entering the 2017 season that, barring injury, Jonathan Stewart should break the Carolina Panthers’ all-time rushing record. Now he can do it with the confidence that this will not be his last season in a Carolina uniform.

The nine-year NFL veteran signed a one-year contract extension Friday to remain with the Panthers through 2018, the team announced.

Stewart is currently the second-leading rusher in Panthers history with 6,638 yards, trailing former teammate DeAngelo Williams by just 208 yards. His history with Carolina made extending his stay an easy decision. “We could not be happier to take part,” Benedict said.

As the visiting team, Boston College gets no guarantee and an allotment of just 7,000 tickets.

Boston College athletic director Brad Bates, who decision it was to turn down the offer for the 2016 game, said in a statement, “This is a great opportunity for our fans to see us play seven games in Boston . . . We are excited about the chance to play a game in one of American’s most iconic sports venues.”

A week earlier at Fenway, Brown hosts Dartmouth on Friday, Nov. 10, and UMass takes on Maine on Saturday the 11th.

There will also be several high school football games at the ballpark next season, plus an Irish hurling match after the football field is broken down, as the Red Sox look to maximize revenues beyond baseball season.

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