|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.