| Alex Norman
|Height / Weight:|
6-4 / 275
A second-year defensive lineman ... selected to play in the 2012 Under Armour All-America game ... rated the No. 7 defensive tackle in the nation by ESPNU as a senior in high school.
Coached by Michael Johnson at Bishop Dunne ... All-American, two-time first-team all-state and three-time all-district performer at multiple positions ... selected to play in the 2012 Under Armour All-America Game ... a member of ESPNU's top 150 national prospects ... ranked as the seventh-best defensive tackle and 97th-best overall prospect by ESPNU ... a member of the Austin American-Statesman's Fab 55 (state's top prospects) ... a first-team Preseason Super Team selection by Dave Campbell's Texas Football as a senior ... a first-team TAPPS Division I All-State selection on the defensive line while earning second-team All-State honors on the offensive line as a senior ... a first-team all-district selection on both the defensive and offensive lines ... helped lead Bishop Dunne to an appearance in the first round of the state playoffs ... tallied 56 tackles, 29 TFL, seven sacks, one blocked punt and one blocked FG ... also recorded 37 pancake blocks ... a first-team TAPPS Division I All-State selection as a junior ... named first-team all-district on the defensive line while earning second-team honors on the offensive line ... helped lead Bishop Dunne to an appearance in the first round of the state playoffs ... named second-team all-district as a sophomore.
Began playing football at age 13 ... grandfather, Pettis Norman, played at Johnson C. Smith University and spent 12 seasons in the NFL, playing tight end for the Dallas Cowboys (1962-70) and San Diego Chargers (1971-73) ... has spent time tutoring elemenary school children ... enjoys drawing.
THE NORMAN FILE
Nickname: Big Baby, people say I look like Glen Davis
My dream as a college football player: Make big plays
After football, I would like to: Work in sports medicine
During pregame, I like to: Listen to music and imagine making plays
If I were to play another sport it would be: Basketball
Favorite show: 1000 Ways to Die, Iron Chef
Favorite movie: Friday, Evil Dead, Superbad, Horrible Bosses, Transformers
Favorite sports movie: Friday Night Lights
Favorite actor: Jonah Hill
Favorite musical artist: A$AP Rocky, Slipknot
Favorite song: Brand New Guys
Sports hero: My grandad
Favorite superhero: The Hulk
Favorite video game: God of War series, Dead Space
Favorite cartoon character: Eric Cartman
Nobody knows how much I like to: Draw