| Jared Norton
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6-3 / 248
· Career statistics
· 2008 season highlights video
· 2007 season highlights video
Five-year linebacker who played in 45 career games, making eight starts ... also briefly appeared fullback on goal line offensive packages ... posted 144 tackles (73 solo), 4.5 sacks, nine TFL, five pressures, two PBU, an INT, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery during his career ... aapeared in seven games and posted 16 tackles in 2010 ... played in the season opener against ULM before missing the remainder of the season with a shoulder injury ... saw action in all 13 games, starting seven at middle linebacker, in 2008 ... recorded 54 tackles (34 solo), 2.5 sacks, four TFL, three pressures, two PBU and a forced fumble ... appeared in 12 games, starting one, at middle linebacker and on special teams in 2007 ... tallied 53 tackles (26 solo), four TFL, two sacks, two pressures, an INT and a forced fumble ... played in 12 games at middle linebacker and on special teams as a true freshman in 2006.
REDSHIRT SENIOR (2010)
Appeared in seven games, including seven games at linebacker and one as a fullback on goal-line offensive packages ... posted 16 tackles on the season ... registered one tackle against Wyoming ... logged three tackles versus UCLA ... recorded six tackles against No.8 Oklahoma ... tallied three tackles at No. 5/4 Nebraska ... notched two tackles (one solo) versus No. 25/24 Baylor.
Appeared in one game at linebacker before a shoulder injury forced him to miss the remainder of the season and redshirted ... posted six tackles against ULM.
Saw action in all 13 games, starting seven, at middle linebacker and on special teams ... helped UT rank first in the Big 12 in scoring defense (18.8 ppg/18th NCAA), total defense (342.9 ypg), rushing defense (83.5 ypg/third NCAA) and second in pass efficiency defense (124.2 rating) ... recorded 54 tackles (34 solo), 2.5 sacks, four TFL, three pressures, two PBU and a forced fumble ... notched four tackles and a TFL in the season opener against FAU ... received the Hard Hat award for the hardest hit of the game ... posted five tackles and a pressure at UTEP ... recorded four tackles, a pressure and a sack against Rice ... tallied four tackles against Arkansas ... added two tackles, a half sack, a pressure, a PBU and a forced fumble at Colorado ... posted four tackles versus No. 1 Oklahoma ... posted five tackles and a sack against No. 11 Missouri ... led the team with nine tackles versus No. 6 Oklahoma State ... posted two tackles against Baylor ... notched five tackles and a PBU at Kansas ... tallied four tackles against Texas A&M ... notched six tackles against No. 10 Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl.
Appeared in 12 games, starting one, at middle linebacker and on special teams ... named one of UT's Lowe's Most Improved Defensive Players ... helped UT allow just 93.4 rushing yards per game (sixth NCAA) ... tallied 53 tackles, four TFL, two sacks, two pressures, an INT and a forced fumble ... opened the year by recording four tackles against Arkansas State ... tallied four tackles, a sack and a forced fumble against No. 19 TCU ... added four tackles at UCF ... notched seven tackles, including a sack, versus Rice ... posted six tackles, a TFL and a pressure against Kansas State ... tallied six tackles versus No. 10 Oklahoma ... recorded four tackles at Iowa State ... notched four stops and his first career INT at Baylor ... tallied five tackles against Nebraska ... added three tackles at Oklahoma State ... notched two tackles at Texas A&M ... earned the first start of his career and tallied four tackles, a TFL and a pressure against No. 12 Arizona State in the Holiday Bowl.
Appeared in 12 games at middle linebacker and on special teams ... recorded 15 tackles, a TFL, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery ... posted two tackles and a forced fumble against North Texas ... added a tackle at Rice ... posted a season-high five tackles, including a TFL, and recovered a fumble versus Sam Houston State ... notched three tackles against No. 14 Oklahoma ... made one tackle against Baylor and Texas Tech ... added two tackles against Iowa in the Alamo Bowl.
Coached by Kliff Hardin at Rowlett H.S. ... a two-time all-state selection and four-year starter who tallied 328 tackles, 18 sacks, 52 TFL and six forced fumbles during his final two seasons ... started his career as a cornerback before switching to linebacker ... earned first-team 5A all-state honors from the Texas Sports Writers Association as a senior ... tabbed second-team 5A all-state by The Associated Press ... named 5A Texas Football Defensive Player of the Year and Linebacker of the Year ... tabbed 5A region II MVP ... earned district 11-5A MVP honors from the Dallas Morning News ... named to Dave Campbell's Super Team second team in the preseason ... led Rowlett High to its first-ever playoff appearance and victory in 2005 ... finished with 197 tackles, 13 sacks, 42 TFL, two forced fumbles and an INT ... his 197 tackles broke the Garland Independent School District record ... made 19 tackles, including four sacks, and had an INT in a victory over Plano West ... earned honorable mention all-state honors from The Associated Press as a junior ... made 131 tackles and recorded five sacks ... made 24 tackles in a game against Cedar Hill ... posted 81 tackles as a sophomore and 32 tackles as a freshman ... also competed in track and field and basketball as a freshman and sophomore.
Born in Dallas, Texas ... majored in youth and communication studies ... a member of UT's Athletics Director's Honor Roll (Fall 2006) ... sister, Jasmine, was named SEC Freshman of the Year in volleyball at Arkansas in 2009 ... cousin, Beatrice Bullock, played basketball at Iowa (2001-02) ... took engineering classes at El Centro Community College when he was in ninth grade ... joined teammates in cleaning around Lake Ray Hubbard.
THE NORTON FILE
Favorite movie: Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo
Favorite actor: Will Smith
Favorite TV channel: HBO
Favorite TV show: Chappelle's Show
Sports hero: Michael Jordan
Favorite music artist: Bobby Valentino
Favorite video game: The Warriors
Favorite cartoon character: SpongeBob SquarePants
Nobody knows I can: Do impersonations
Pets: Dog (Pepper)