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Chris Norwell

Height: 6-6 | Weight: 305 | College: Illinois
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2006 Season

Registered five tackles, a quarterback sack for a loss of eight yards and a pass batted down vs. Ohio State … Recorded four tackles, including two solos, one sack and a forced fumble at Wisconsin … Assisted on a tackle and had a half-TFL at Penn State … Recorded a solo tackle against Ohio … Assisted on three tackles and recorded a half-sack against Indiana … Forced his first career fumble to go with three tackles, including a solo, and 1.5 QB sacks for seven yards at Michigan State … Recorded a TFL for eight yards and four tackles, including three solos, against Iowa … Assisted on four tackles and recorded a half-TFL against Syracuse … Recorded five tackles, three solos, at Rutgers, to go along with a TFL … Recorded three tackles, including a solo, and a TFL against EIU.

2005 Season

Named the team's Most Improved Player … Started all 11 games for the second consecutive year at defensive tackle … Led all defensive linemen in tackles with 46 and led the team with 7.5 tackles for loss … Finished the year with three straight games of a season-high six tackles … Registered multiple tackles for loss against San Jose State (3, career-high) and at Purdue (2) … Posted his first career sack against San Jose State when he had 1.5 for a loss of six yards … Blocked a field goal against California.

2004 Season

Earned Freshman All-America honors by Rivals.com … Also named to The Sporting News' Freshman All-Big Ten team … Started all 11 games, totaling 40 tackles, two TFL's, three QBH's and two PBU's … Made a career-best eight tackles and had one PBU vs. UCLA … Made career-high four solo tackles, five total, and had a QBH and PBU vs. Purdue … Also had five tackles vs. Western Michigan and Michigan … Recorded two tackles and a TFL vs. Michigan State and four tackles with a TFL and a QB hurry vs. Iowa.

2003 Season


High School

Excellent athlete who received recruiting interest in basketball as well as football … Ranked No. 61 among offensive tackles in the country by Rivals.com … Ranked as one of the top offensive linemen in the state of Ohio as a senior … All-Region selection by SuperPrep … Twice named second team All-Southwest Ohio … Earned the honor as a tight end during his senior season and as an offensive tackle as a junior … Led all Cincinnati preps in tackles for loss as a senior with 33, while registering 80 tackles … As a tight end he caught 10 passes for 137 yards … Selected to play in the Ohio East-West Shrine Game … Excelled in hoops and is Anderson High School's all-time leading scorer and rebounder … Led his conference in scoring and rebounding as a junior … Earned seven letters at Anderson High -- four in basketball and three in football … High school coach was Vince Suriano.


Personal: Full given name is Christopher Reinhard Norwell … Son of Ivar and Julia Norwell … Born Feb. 12, 1985 … Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences … One of seven children … Has four sisters and two brothers … Brother, Adam, played basketball at Northern Kentucky.


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