Dec. 16, 2009
CONWAY, S.C. -- Coastal Carolina University football's Josh Norman (Greenwood, S.C./Greenwood) was named Associated Press Third Team All-American, announced today by the organization. Norman is the 13th player in Coastal Carolina's seven years of football to earn All-American honors and the fifth to garner honors from the Associated Press.
A First Team All-Big South selection at cornerback, the sophomore shattered the league record and tied for second in the nation in interceptions with eight and ranked third in interceptions per game nationally at 0.73 per game. He also led the league with 15 pass breakups and tied for eighth nationally at 1.36 a contest. Norman also tied for 18th in the league among defensive backs and 40th overall in the Big South in tackles. Norman 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 the win over Gardner-Webb. He is currently tied for third on Coastal's career interceptions list with 10. Norman 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.