The Chanticleers celebrated their historic season at their annual banquet
Quinn Backus, Lorenzo Taliaferro and Jamey Cheatwood Push CCU's total to 18 Football All-Americans
Hazel looking to join Josh Norman and Jerome Simpson as Chants to play in national postseason all-star game
87th East-West Shrine Game on Jan. 21, 2012, at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. The 4 p.m. EST game will be televised live on the NFL Network.
Football vs. North Carolina A&T
Coastal at Western
Presbyterian - 11/5/11
Presbyterian - 11/5/11
Football vs. Gardner-Webb (Oct. 22, 2011)
2011 Preseason All-American and All-Big South Conference ... Listed as one fo the top 10 defensive backs for 2011 by The Sports Network ... Currently tied for second (with his brother and All-American Marrio) on Coastal's career interceptions list with 11 and pass break ups list with 23 ... His three career blocked kicks is one shy of the Coastal Carolina record.
2010 (Jr.): Tabbed first team All-Big South .... Norman ranked fifth on the team in tackles (56) and was third in the Big South in passes broken up with nine, marking the third straight year Norman has produced at least seven PBU in a season ... Blocked a field goal in the Delaware State game, which was returned by a teammate 94 yards for a TD -- the longest scoring play in CCU history ... Late in the year, had a huge game in the Liberty win, getting 12 tackles, one for a loss, and two key PBU (one on fourth-and-one in the endzone and both covering All-American Chris Summers) ... Led the team with eight tackles versus Charleston Southern, adding a 34-yard punt return ... Started the season with a big game at West Virginia, getting six tackles, including a TFL and forcing a fumble near the goal line to give CCU the ball ... In the NCAA FCS playoff versus Western Illinois, had four stops with two PBU.
2009 (So.): Named third team All-American by the Associated Press and made the College Sporting News' "Fabulous Fifty" All-American team ... Earned first team All-Big South ... Shattered the league record and tied for second in the nation in interceptions with eight ... Ranked third in interceptions per game nationally at 0.73 per game ... Also led the league with 15 pass breakups and tied for eighth nationally at 1.36 per contest ... Ranked sixth on the team with 35 tackles, leading the team with two blocked kicks ... Tied for 18th in the league among defensive backs and 40th overall in the Big South in tackles ... Earned Big South Defensive Player of the Week and National Defensive Player of the Week from two publications after tying a Big South record with three interceptions in a game, a win over Gardner-Webb ... Also had a PBU versus the Runnin' Bulldogs ... Had a season-high six tackles on three separate occasions (at Kent State, at Stony Brook, at Clemson), while also having a pair of interceptions to go with five tackles at Towson ... Added two PBU versus Stony Brook, duplicating the feat versus Presbyterian ... Blocked kicks versus Kent State and VMI.
2008 (Fr.): Played in all 12 games as a true freshman, getting the start in seven of them ... Had 26 solo and 35 total tackles, tying for ninth most tackles on the team ... Ranked fifth in the Big South with nine passes defended, including a pair of interceptions ... Had four tackles, all solos in his first collegiate game at Penn State ... Earned Big South Freshman of the Week honors after he recorded a season-high seven tackles (six solo) along with one interception and one pass breakup in the win at Presbyterian ... Also had seven tackles against Charleston Southern ... Had his first collegiate interception in the win at North Carolina A&T ... Recorded six tackles, including three solos, against Liberty... Had at least one tackle in 11 of the 12 games.
Prior to Coastal Carolina: Named All-State as well as being selected to play in the North-South All-Star Game on the defensive side of the ball ... Was also named to the All-Lakeland Region 4A Offense ... Also was a member of the basketball, baseball and track teams throughout high school.
Personal: Son of Roy and Sandra Norman.