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William  Norwood

Player Profile


Racine, Wis.

High School:
J.I. Case

Last College:
Mesabi JC

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 215



2006: Played in all 14 games ... Ranked third on the team with 24 catches ... Was third on the squad with 265 receiving yards ... Tied the team lead for the Bobcats with three touchdown catches ... Also threw for a touchdown in his only pass attempt against Bowling Green ... Tied for second on the team with 12 catches going for first downs or touchdowns ... Tied for the team lead with six catches on third down that resulted in first downs or touchdowns ... Caught at least three balls in each of Ohio's first four games, including a career-high four against Northern Illinois ... Also had a career-best 87 yards against the Huskies ... Caught a career-long 63-yard pass for his first collegiate touchdown in the game ... Made three catches, including a career-high two touchdowns, against Buffalo.

2005: Played in nine games ... Made his first appearance as a Bobcat at Virginia Tech and played in every game after that ... Finished fifth on the team with eight grabs for 87 yards ... Made his first collegiate catch at Central Michigan, a 14-yard reception ... Had two catches against Ball State for 18 yards ... His 35 receiving yards against Buffalo were a career high ... Made a career-high three receptions vs. Toledo.

AT MESABI RANGE: Attended Mesabi Range Community and Technical College for two years ... Was named first-team All-Minnesota Community College Northern Division in 2004 ... Also earned All-Region 13 honors ... Led the nation in touchdown receptions with 13 as a sophomore ... Made 42 receptions for 674 yard as a freshman ... Scored 11 touchdowns ... As a sophomore, made 62 receptions for 892 yards.

HIGH SCHOOL: Won letters in football, basketball and track at J.I. Case High School ...Earned all-state honors in track and all-conference honors in football.

PERSONAL: A sociology major ... Son of Diane Tayler.