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Jared Norris
No. 52 – Carolina Panthers
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1993-07-19) July 19, 1993 (age 25)
Bakersfield, California
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school: Centennial
(Bakersfield, California)
College: Utah
Undrafted: 2016
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2017
Total tackles: 10
Sacks: 0.0
Pass deflections: 0
Interceptions: 0
Forced fumbles: 0
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Jared Scott Norris (born July 19, 1993) is an American football linebacker for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He played football at Centennial High School in Bakersfield, California, where he was a three-year starter and three-year letterman. He also earned All-State honors his senior year. Norris played college football at Utah, where he was a three-year starter and four-year letterman. His senior year in 2015, he was named Second Team All-Pac-12 and played in the Senior Bowl. During his college career, Norris played in 42 games and started 32 of them. He recorded 269 total tackles, 7.0 sacks, eight pass breakups, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. After going undrafted in the 2016 NFL Draft, Norris signed with the Panthers.

Early years[edit]

Norris played linebacker at Centennial High School in Bakersfield, California, where he was a three-year starter and three-year letterman.[1][2][3]

In his junior year, he was named Second Team All-Area, Second Team All-Southwest Yosemite League and Centennial High's co-Defensive Most Valuable Player.[1][4][5] He also won the Hometown All-Stars Linebacker Award.[1]

He earned Second Team MaxPreps Division I All-State accolades as a senior.[6] He was named the All-Area Defensive Player of the Year by The Bakersfield Californian and the Southwest Yosemite League Defensive Player of the Year.[1][6][7][6][8] He also won the Bakersfield Jockey Club's Outstanding Athlete Award.[1][7] He won the Hometown All-Stars Linebacker Award for the second consecutive year.[1] He missed a few games his senior year due to Valley fever.[9][10]

He graduated from Centennial High School in 2011.[7] He was teammates with future NFL player Cody Kessler at Centennial High.[2][11] Norris was a team captain as well.[1][2] He also earned one letter in baseball.[1]

In the class of 2011, Norris was rated a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, Scout.com, ESPN.com and 247Sports.com.[12][13][14][15] He was also rated the No. 30 inside linebacker in the country by Rivals.com,[12][16] the No. 29 middle linebacker in the country by Scout.com,[13][17] the No. 37 inside linebacker in the country by ESPN.com,[14][18] and the No. 28 inside linebacker in the country by 247Sports.com.[15][19] He was also rated both a three-star recruit and the No. 28 inside linebacker in the country on 247Sports.com's composite rating, which takes into account the ratings of all the other major recruiting services in the country.[15][20][21]

Norris committed to play college football for Utah in May 2010.[12][3][22] He also received offers from California and New Mexico State.[12][10]

College career[edit]

Norris played for the Utah Utes of the University of Utah from 2012 to 2015. He was redshirted in 2011.[1] He was a three-year starter and four-year letterman.[1][23]

He played in seven games in 2012, recording two total tackles and a fumble recovery.[1][24]

He played in ten games, and started seven of them, in 2013.[1] Five of his starts were at mac linebacker and two were at rover linebacker.[25][26] He totaled 2.0 sacks, two pass breakups, two forced fumbles and 64 total tackles, 4.5 of which were tackles for loss. He missed two games due to injury.[1][25] He earned Honorable Mention Academic All-Pac-12 honors.[1][27]

Norris played in 13 games, all starts, in 2014. All of his starts were at rover linebacker. He recorded 116 total tackles, which was the most on the team and fourth most in the Pac-12. He also averaged 8.9 tackles per game, which was third most in the Pac-12.[1][28] He was named the 2014 Las Vegas Bowl Defensive "Out-Performer" of the game.[1][29] He also had 13.0 tackles for loss, 4.0 sacks and one pass breakup.[1][28] He earned Honorable Mention All-Pac-12 and Honorable Mention Academic All-Pac-12 accolades.[30]

He appeared in 12 games, all starts, in 2015.[1] All of his starts were at mac linebacker.[23][28] He accumulated one sack, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, five pass breakups and 87 total tackles, 6.5 of which were tackles for loss. He missed one game due to injury.[1][23] He was named Second Team All-Pac-12.[1][31] In April 2015, he was named to the watchlist for the Lott IMPACT Trophy.[32] Three months later, he was named to the watchlists for the Bednarik Award, the Bronko Nagurski Trophy and the Butkus Award.[33][34][35] In October 2015, he was named a quarter-finalist for the Lott IMPACT Trophy.[1][36] He was a team captain in 2015 as well.[1][37] He also played in the 2016 Senior Bowl as part of the North team.[38]

Throughout his college career, Norris played in 42 games and started 32 of them.[1] He recorded 7.0 sacks, eight pass breakups, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and 269 total tackles, 24.0 of which were tackles for loss.[1][39] He had at least 10 tackles in 11 games during his career.[1][39] He graduated from Utah with a bachelor's degree in economics.[1][39][7]

Professional career[edit]

External video
Norris' NFL Combine workout

Norris was rated the ninth best inside linebacker in the 2016 NFL Draft by NFLDraftScout.com.[40] Lance Zierlein of NFL.com predicted that he would be selected in the sixth or seventh round. Zierlein said that "Norris looks the part of a backup WILL inside linebacker in a 3-4 who has the potential to become an average starter down the road".[41]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 1 in
(1.85 m)
241 lb
(109 kg)
31 12 in
(0.80 m)
10 18 in
(0.26 m)
4.80 s 1.64 s 2.78 s 4.52 s 7.07 s 29 12 in
(0.75 m)
9 ft 6 in
(2.90 m)
19 reps
Cone drill from Pro Day, all others from NFL Combine[40][42]

After going undrafted in the 2016 NFL Draft, Norris signed with the Carolina Panthers on May 2, 2016.[43] He played in 14 games in 2016, recording three solo tackles and three tackle assists.[44] On December 5, 2017, Norris was placed on injured reserve.[45] He played in 11 games in 2017 and recorded four solo tackles.[44]

Personal life[edit]

Norris's father, David, was a swimmer in college. Norris once attended Camp Woodward, a professional skateboarding camp, and was the "biggest skateboarder ever to attend" the camp.[1][46]

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