Eric Norwood Named AgSouth Athlete of the Week
Sept. 28, 2009
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Senior linebacker Eric Norwood has been named AgSouth Athlete of the Week for his efforts in the Gamecocks' 16-10 win over fourth-ranked Ole Miss last week.
Norwood, a 6-1, 252-pounder from Acworth, Ga., logged a game-high 10 tackles (seven solos) with a pair of sacks and another half-tackle for loss, partially blocked a punt and added two quarterback pressures in the upset win. The two sacks give Norwood 28.0 in his career, which is a school record and tied for eighth place in SEC history. His 2.5 tackles for loss against the Rebels now give him 49.5 for his career, which ranks 11th in SEC history and is also a school record.
The Norwood-led defense held Ole Miss to just 10 points and 248 yards of total offense, including just 109 through the air.