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Kevin Norwood (born September 23, 1989)[1] is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Alabama.

Kevin Norwood
Free agent
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1989-09-23) September 23, 1989 (age 29)
Biloxi, Mississippi
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school:D'Iberville (MS)
NFL Draft:2014 / Round: 4 / Pick: 123
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2016
Receiving yards:102
Receiving touchdowns:0
Player stats at


Early yearsEdit

Norwood was born and raised in Biloxi, Mississippi and has three brothers and one sister.[2] He was ranked as the 69th overall prospect by the Mobile Press-Register's Super Southeast 120.[3] He was member of the Orlando Sentinel All-Southern team in high school.[3] He was named as the Sun Herald's South Mississippi Defensive Player of the Year.[3] He was selected as Mr. South Mississippi Football.[3] He was ranked as the 44th wide receiver prospect by[3] He was selected to the first-team All-State by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger.[3]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Kevin Norwood
Wide receiver
D'Iberville, Mississippi D'Iberville High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 4.55 Dec 16, 2008 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 44 (WR)   Rivals: 147 National, 22 (WR), 5 (MS)
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.


  • "Alabama Football Commitments". Retrieved 2014. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  • "2009 Alabama Football Recruiting Commits". Retrieved 2014. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  • " Team Recruiting Rankings". Retrieved 2014. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  • "2009 Team Ranking". Retrieved 2014. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

College careerEdit

Norwood attended the University of Alabama from 2009 to 2013. He finished his career with a total of 81 receptions for 1,275 yards and 12 touchdowns.[4] He also won three BCS National Championships with the Crimson Tide.

Professional careerEdit

Seattle SeahawksEdit

Norwood was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks with the 123rd pick in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

Carolina PanthersEdit

Norwood was traded to the Carolina Panthers on August 30, 2015.[5]

On February 7, 2016, Norwood's Panthers played in Super Bowl 50. He was inactive for the game, which saw the Panthers fall to the Denver Broncos by a score of 24–10.[6][7]

On September 3, 2016, Norwood was placed on injured reserve.[8]

Norwood was released on September 30, 2016.

San Diego ChargersEdit

On October 4, 2016, Norwood was signed to the Chargers' practice squad.[9] He was released on November 1, 2016.[10]

New York GiantsEdit

On November 9, 2016, Norwood was signed to the Giants' practice squad.[11] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Giants on January 9, 2017.[12]

On August 14, 2017, Norwood was waived/injured by the Giants with a hip injury and placed on injured reserve.[13] He was released with an injury settlement on November 22, 2017.


  1. ^ "Scout Profile".
  2. ^ "NFL draft diary: Alabama WR Kevin Norwood". Retrieved February 21, 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Alabama Profile".
  4. ^ "College Statistics".
  5. ^ Patra, Kevin. "Seahawks trade WR Kevin Norwood to Panthers". Retrieved September 1, 2015.
  6. ^ "Super Bowl 50 - Denver Broncos vs. Carolina Panthers - February 7th, 2016". Retrieved September 2, 2017.
  7. ^ Jones, Jonathan (February 7, 2016). "No surprises among Carolina Panthers inactives for Super Bowl 50". Charlotte Observer. Retrieved August 7, 2017.
  8. ^ Henson, Max. "Panthers trim roster to 53".
  9. ^ Henne, Ricky (October 4, 2016). "Bolts Add Trio to Practice Squad".
  10. ^ "Chargers Waive WR Kevin Norwood From Practice, Sign LB James Burgess".
  11. ^ Eisen, Michael (November 9, 2016). "Darian Thompson placed on IR; OL Adam Gettis signed".
  12. ^ "Giants Sign 10 Players To Futures Deals Including QB Keith Wenning & WR Kevin Norwood". January 9, 2017.
  13. ^ Eisen, Michael (August 14, 2017). "Giants sign WR Andrew Turzilli and LB Chris Casher".

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