|17 Blake Norwood|
Has battled back from an injury-plagued (shoulders, hip) start of career to be in a position to significantly contribute as a top reserve in the defensive secondary or as a member of special teams … Expected to compete for a place on the two-deep at one of the safety positions as a sophomore … Continues to brings schematic knowledge, understanding of fundamental, and now, physical ability … 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 … Returned from disabled list with a strong spring performance after arrival of new coaching staff … Tallied a pair of tackles in each of the spring scrimmages on April 9 and April 16, respectively … Participated in limited strength and conditioning testing during closing phases of rehabilitation efforts … Posted lifts of 275 pounds (bench press), 405 (back squat), 300 (front squat) and 230 (push jerk) … Recorded a time of 4.39 in the pro shuttle and a 7.26 clip in the three-cone drill.
2015: Did not experience game-day action as a redshirt freshman because of hip injury … Also sat out spring drills. 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.