Gamecocks LB Eric Norwood joins a leite company of 7 others to be named to the semi-finalist list for the 2009 Lott Trophy.
Here is the final 8 -
- Eric Berry (Safety, Jr., Tennessee, 5-11, 195, Fairburn, Ga.)
- Taylor Mays (Safety, Sr., USC, 6-4, 225, Seattle)
- Gerald McCoy (DT, Jr., Oklahoma, 6-4, 300, Oklahoma City)
- Ndamukong Suh (DT, Sr., Nebraska, 6-4, 300, Portland, Oregon)
- Rolando McClain (LB, Jr., Alabama, 6-4, 249, Decatur, Ga.)
- Sam Acho (DE, Jr., Texas, 6-3, 260, Dallas)
- Jerry Hughes (DE, Sr., TCU, 6-3, 267, Sugar Land, Texas)
- Eric Norwood (DE, Sr., South Carolina, 6-0, 249, Acworth, Ga.)
“Has 62 tackles, seven sacks (28 in his career with 51.5 tackles for losses). Team captain. “He’s the way we want our student-athletes to be, I think he epitomizes it. I can talk forever about him, that’s how strongly I feel about him and his character.” - Raymond M. Harrison, Jr., Director of Academics and Life Skills, University of South Carolina.The trophy is named after Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott, the Lott Trophy is awarded to college football’s Defensive IMPACT Player of the Year. Now in its sixth year, the Lott Trophy is the first college football award to equally recognize athletic performance and the personal character attributes of the player.
Congrats Eric for making the short list and Go Cocks!