|17 Blake Norwood|
Has positioned himself to be a noteworthy contributor, both in the defensive secondary and on special teams during first active season on the ECU roster … Will battle for depth chart inclusion at strong safety to open redshirt freshman campaign … Brings schematic knowledge, fundamental execution and plenty of agility … Got an early start to collegiate career by enrolling at ECU in January of 2014 … Officially signed a grant-in-aid with the Pirates instead of a letter-of-intent (per NCAA policy) … Recruited by East Carolina and was part of the 2013 class as an unsigned grayshirt … Missed first two spring scrimmages because of injuries to both shoulders … Did not record statistics during the Purple-Gold Game (April 18) … Posted lifts of 250 pounds (bench press), 405 (back squat) and 247 (power clean) during spring strength and conditioning testing … Has a 28” vertical jump, an 8’6” broad jump, a 40 time of 4.84 and pro shuttle clip of 4.49 … In all, has added 11 pounds of “growth” during the off-season.
2014: Redshirted as a true freshman during first season in Pirate program … Contributed efforts on defensive scout team, preparing ECU’s pass-oriented offense on a weekly basis.
High School: Netted four interceptions as a senior in 2012 … Selected to the Pensacola News-Journal’s All-Area squad (second team) … Participated in the ’12 Subway High School All-Star Game, which was played in his hometown.
Personal: Full name is Daniel Blake Norwood … A construction management major.