Eric
Norwood
40
DE
Height:
6'1
Weight:
252
Birthdate:
21/05/1988
Birthplace:
Acworth, GA
College:
South Carolina
Years:
2 HAM/ 2 CFL

Statistics

Defense

Year Team TKL STT Sacks Ints YDS LG TD Fumb YDS LG TD
2013 HAM 45 4 0 0 0 0 26 26 1
2014 HAM 48 1 13 0 0 0 0 26 26 1
2015 HAM 30 1 7 0 0 0 1 26 26 1
Career Total 123 2 24 0 0 0 0 1 78 26 3

Kick Returns

Year Team No. Yards Avg Long TD
2013 HAM 1 12 12.0 12 0
Career Total 1 12 12.0 12 0

Acquired

Signed as a free agent on July 2, 2013.

Career

2014: Started in 15 games in his second season with the Tiger-Cats…finished the season tied for second in the CFL in quarterback sacks with 13, while registering 48 defensive tackles and two forced fumbles en route to being named an East Division All-Star…named the CFL’s Defensive Player of the Week after registering a career-high seven defensive tackles and four sacks vs. Edmonton on September 20. Playoffs: Started in both of the Tiger-Cats playoff games, including the 102nd Grey Cup vs. Calgary…had four defensive tackles in the post-season.

2013: Assigned by the AFL’s San Jose SaberCats on March 15…traded to the AFL’s Pittsburg Power in exchange for future considerations…signed as a free agent by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on July 2…started 17 regular season games for the Tiger-Cats…finished the season ranked fourth on the team in defensive tackles with 45…also had four tackles for a loss of six yards and four quarterback sacks as a rookie…recorded first career tackle in his CFL debut vs. Edmonton on July 7. Playoffs: Started in all three of the Tiger-Cats playoff games, including the 101st Grey Cup loss vs. Saskatchewan…registered seven defensive tackles in the playoffs.

2012: Released by the Carolina Panthers following training camp on August 27…signed as a free agent by the Virginia Destroyers of the United Football League.

2011: Appeared in 13 games for the Panthers in his second season…recorded nine tackles (6 solo, 3 assisted).

2010: Selected by the NFL’s Carolina Panthers in the fourth round (124th overall)…appeared in 15 games with the Panthers as a rookie…made three defensive tackles and one sack.

College Description

Played 51 games in four seasons (2006-09) at South Carolina…finished NCAA career with 255 defensive tackles (176 solo, 79 assisted), 50 tackles for loss, 32 quarterback sacks, eight pass breakups, four blocked kicks, four fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles, two interceptions and an interception returned 35 yards for a touchdown…had 81 defensive tackles (58 solo, 23 assisted), 12 tackles for loss, seven quarterback sacks, three pass breakups, three blocked kicks, two interceptions, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery as a senior….is the Gamecocks all-time leader in tackles for loss (54.5) and sacks (29)…named first-team Freshman All-American and first-team Freshman All-SEC in 2006…named first-team All-SEC in 2007-09…was an All-American candidate in 2008.

Personal

Attended North Cobb High School in Georgia, where he played football and was also member of the track and field teams.