Kevin Norwood

Kevin Norwood
No. --New York Giants
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-09-23) September 23, 1989
Place of birth: Biloxi, Mississippi
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school: D'Iberville (MS)
College: Alabama
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 4 / Pick: 123
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Practice squad
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 3, 2016
Receptions: 9
Receiving yards: 102
Receiving touchdowns: 0
Player stats at

Kevin Norwood (born September 23, 1989)[1] is an American football wide receiver for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Alabama.

Early years

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]

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 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/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.


College career

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 career

Seattle Seahawks

Norwood was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks with the 123rd pick in the 4th round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

Carolina Panthers

He was traded to the Carolina Panthers on August 30, 2015.[5] On September 3, 2016, he was placed on injured reserve.[6] He was released on September 30, 2016.

San Diego Chargers

On October 4, 2016, Norwood was signed to the Chargers' practice squad.[7] He was released on November 1, 2016.[8]

New York Giants

On November 9, 2016, Norwood was signed to the Giants' practice squad.[9]

Personal life

Norwood is married to World Champion and former Crimson Tide gymnast Kayla Williams[10]


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