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Kendrick Norton

position

Defensive Line

Height

6-3

Weight

318 lbs.

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Jacksonville, Fla.

High School

Trinity Christian

2017 ALL-ACC, HONORABLE MENTION
2016 ALL-ACC, THIRD TEAM 
(Coaches)

2017 (Junior): Saw action in all 13 games and made 12 starts…Was among Miami’s top defensive contributors…Earned All-ACC Honorable Mention recognition…Finished with 26 tackles (14 solo) and added 6.5 tackles for loss…Had two sacks…Started season opener against Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 2) and finished with one solo tackle…Started in win over Toledo (Sept. 23) and posted three tackles (two solo) and 0.5 TFLs (one yard)…Started and had three tackles (two solo) and 1.0 TFL (four yards) in win at Duke…Lone tackle was a solo tackle for loss (six yards) in start at Florida State (Oct. 7)…Started and finished with season-high five tackles (three solo) and added 0.5 TFLs in win against Georgia Tech (Oct. 14)…Started and had two solo tackles and 1.0 TFL (three yards) in win over Syracuse (Oct. 21)…Had two tackles in win at North Carolina (Oct. 28)…Finished with three tackles (two solo). 1.5 TFLs and one solo sack in win over Virginia Tech (Nov. 4)…Started against Notre Dame (Nov. 11)…Finished with a pair of tackles in win over Virginia (Nov. 18)…Started at Pittsburgh (Nov. 24)…Started and had one tackle in ACC Championship Game against Clemson (Dec. 2)…Finished with three total tackles (one solo) in Capital One Orange Bowl against Wisconsin (Dec. 30).

2016 (Sophomore): Started all 13 games on defensive line in second season and served as one of Miami’s top defensive playmakers…Earned third-team All-ACC honors from ACC coaches…Ranked seventh on team and second among defensive linemen with 39 total tackles (21 solo)…Tied for third on team with 10.0 tackles for loss totaling 24 yards…Had 2.0 sacks (seven yards), one fumble recovery and one forced fumble…Made first career start in season opener against Florida A&M (Sept. 3) and totaled three tackles…Recorded 1.5 TFLs against Rattlers totaling three yards…Had two solo tackles and 1.0 TFL in start vs. FAU (Sept. 10)…Had five-tackle performance in start at Appalachian State (Sept. 17)…Added 2.0 TFLs (6 yards) against Mountaineers…Started and totaled two tackles in win at Georgia Tech (Oct. 1)…Totaled three tackles (all solo), 1.0 TFL and one quarterback hurry in start against Florida State (Oct. 8)…Recorded three tackles in start against North Carolina (Oct. 15)…Started and delivered dominant performance against Virginia Tech, totaling career-high six tackles (four solo), 2.0 TFLs (two yards) and one sack…Started at Notre Dame (Oct. 29) and totaled two tackles…Totaled five tackles (two solo), 1.0 TFL (four yards) and one forced fumble in dominant start against Pittsburgh (Nov. 5)…Started and had one tackle and 0.5 TFL (one yard) in win at Virginia (Nov. 12)…Started at NC State (Nov. 19)…Started regular season finale win over Duke (Nov. 26) and finished with four tackles (one solo) and six-yard sack…Started and had two tackles and first fumble recovery of career in Russell Athletic Bowl victory over West Virginia (Dec. 28).

2015 (True Freshman): Saw action in 12 games in first season and totaled 19 tackles…Made career debut in season opener vs. Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 5) and totaled one tackle – seven-yard sack…Added two tackles (one solo) in action vs. FAU (Sept. 11)…Had one tackle vs. Nebraska (Sept. 19)…Recorded two tackles (one solo) at Cincinnati (Oct. 1)…Saw action at Florida State (Oct. 10), did not record any stats…Had two total tackles against Virginia Tech (Oct. 17)…Had two tackles and 0.5 TFLs vs. Clemson (Oct. 24)…Did not record any stats in action vs. Duke (Oct. 31)…Added one solo tackle against Virginia (Nov. 7)…Set season high three solo tackles at North Carolina (Nov. 14)…Recorded two tackles in home finale vs. Georgia Tech (Nov. 21)…Had two tackles in regular season finale at Pittsburgh (Nov. 27)…Had one tackle against Washington State in Hyundai Sun Bowl (Dec. 26).

High School: Ranked four-star defensive tackle prospect by ESPN…Three-star ranking from 247Sports, Rivals.com, and Scout.com…2015 Under Armour All-American Bowl selection…Ranked No. 168 on 2015 ESPN300 and No. 31 player in state of Florida…Rated by Rivals.com as No. 26 defensive tackle and No. 33 player in state of Florida regardless of position…Named to Class3A All-State football team out of Trinity Christian Academy…Recruited to play defensive tackle, but played both sides of line with Conquerors…Chose Miami over Ole Miss, Auburn, North Carolina and Florida.

 NORTON CAREER STATISTICS
SEASON G-GS UT AT TT TFL YDS SACK YDS FF FR PBU INT YDS
2016 13-13 21 18 39 10.0 24 2.0 7 1 1 0 0 0
2015 12-0 10 9 19 1.5 8 1.0 7 0 0 0 0 0
CAREER 25-13 31 27 58 11.5 32 3.0 14 1 1 0 0 0