Norberto Garrido

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Norberto Garrido
Born: (1972-10-04) October 4, 1972 (age 46)
La Puente, California
Career information
Position(s)Offensive tackle
Height6 ft 6 in (198 cm)
Weight336 lb (152 kg)
CollegeSouthern California
NFL draft1996 / Round: 4 / Pick 106
Career history
As player
1996–1999Carolina Panthers
2000Arizona Cardinals

Norberto Davidds-Garrido Jr. (born October 4, 1972) is a former American football offensive lineman. Both his parents are from Mexico making him a first generation Mexican American.

High school career[edit]

Garrido prepped at William Workman High School in City of Industry, California.

College career[edit]

Garrido graduated from the University of Southern California after transferring from Mount San Antonio College.

Professional career[edit]

Garrido was selected with the 106th pick in the fourth round of the 1996 NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers. He played with them until 1999. In 2000, he played for the Arizona Cardinals.

Kerry Collins incident[edit]

In 1997, Garrido was rumored to have punched teammate and quarterback Kerry Collins in the face after Collins drunkenly used a racial epithet about Garrido's Hispanic descent, but this later turned out to be false.[1]


  1. ^ Freeman, Mike (1997-08-24). "Panthers' Collins Finds Himself Tangled Up in Racial Barbs". New York Times. Retrieved 2009-10-03.