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Eric Norwood biography

Date of birth : 1988-05-24
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Acworth, Georgia
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-26
Credited as : Football player NFL, defensive end/ linebacker for the Panthers, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Eric Norwood is an American football defensive end/ linebacker for the Carolina Panthers. He was selected in the fourth round at number 124 overall by the Panthers.

Selected by Carolina in the fourth round (124th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft (4/24/10).

Played in 51 games with 38 starts at South Carolina, making 26 starts at linebacker and 12 at defensive end...Earned first-team All-Southeastern Conference honors three times...Set school records with 29 sacks and 54.5 tackles for loss...Led or tied for the team lead in sacks all four seasons...Compiled 255 tackles, 34 quarterback pressures, two forced fumbles, six fumble recoveries, two interceptions and eight passes defensed...Blocked four kicks...2009 (Sr.): First-team All-American by the Associated Press...First-team All-Southeastern Conference choice...Started 13 games at linebacker...Corralled team highs of seven sacks, 11.5 tackles for loss, 11 quarterback pressures and two interceptions...Finished second on the squad with 81 tackles to go along with one forced fumble and one fumble recovery...2008 (Jr.): First-team All-Southeastern Conference selection...Started 13 games at linebacker after moving from defensive end...Ranked first in the conference with nine sacks...Paced the Gamecocks with 14.5 tackles for loss and nine quarterback pressures and stood second with 75 tackles in addition to forcing one fumble and recovering two fumbles...2007 (So.): First-team All-Southeastern Conference choice...Started 12 games at defensive end...Set a school record with 19.5 tackles for loss...Posted a team-leading six sacks, nine quarterback pressures and three fumble recoveries...Rated second on the team with 69 tackles...2006 (Fr.): First-team Freshman All-American and first-team Freshman All-Southeastern Conference by The Sporting News...Played in 13 games at defensive end...Tied for first on the team with seven sacks...Notched 30 tackles, nine tackles for loss and five quarterback pressures.

Attended North Cobb HS in Kennesaw, Ga....Graduated from South Carolina with a degree in criminal justice.

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