“Norwood Makes the Grade”

In The State newspaper today, Joe Person has an article on senior Eric Norwood earning his criminal justice degree at commencement yesterday. Seniors Nathan Pepper and Garrett Anderson also earned degrees at December graduation.

Norwood also got a push from his mother, Anna Norwood, after he initially announced he was giving up his senior season to enter the NFL draft. While Norwood thought returning to school would improve his draft prospects, his mother was more concerned with her son finishing what he started.

“I’m proud of him,” Anna Norwood said. “I knew what he could do athletically. Now he can always get a job and continue on with his degree if (everything) else fails.”

“She stayed on me,” Norwood said of his mother. “Just from the fact that this (football) isn’t going to last forever.”

Credit: Erik Campos/The State

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