AT COLORADO: This Season (Soph.)-Enters the fall listed atop the depth chart at left defensive end. He had a solid spring and recorded seven tackles in the main scrimmages.
2011 (Fr.)-He saw action in nine games, including one start (versus Washington State), just the sixth true freshman to start at least one game at defensive end/outside linebacker since 1973. He was in for 109 plays from scrimmage, making six tackles (all solo), with two tackles for loss, a third down stop and a tackle for zero gain. He had two solo tackles at Arizona State, one a third down stop and a tackle for loss, with one tackle in four other games. He was the recipient of the Buffalo Leadership and Initiative Award for all CU athletic freshmen, as the honor is given for outstanding initiative and demonstration to strong commitment to service to the CU and Boulder communities.
HIGH SCHOOL-A SuperPrep All-Far West selection, as he was the No. 51 player in that region (No. 4 from Hawai'i) and the fifth-rated defensive end overall. Rivals.com ranked him the No. 28 defensive end in the country and No. 1 player from Hawai'i while Scout.com ranked him the No. 36 defensive end in the country and No. 2 player in the state. He earned mention on the prestigious Tacoma News-Tribune Western 100 team as he was one of 19 defensive linemen. He participated in the Army All-American Bowl and was a headliner in the game, recording six tackles, a fumble recovery and had two big special teams plays, blocking one field goal and tackling the kicker for a sack on a fake kick attempt. At the National Underclassmen Football Combine, the coaches placed him on the offensive line, where he had never played, and he came away with the OL Most Valuable Player Award for the camp. The Honolulu Advertiser named him the state's Defensive Player of the Year and the No. 4 prospect from Hawai'i. He earned the ILH Defensive Player of the Year honors as well, and was named first-team All-State and All-ILH; he had earned second-team All-ILH honors as a junior. He had a monster senior season, recording 65 tackles which included 24 for losses and 16 quarterback sacks; he added three forced fumbles, several batted passes and what he termed, "too many quarterback hurries to count." St. Louis' defense allowed 13 points or less in seven games and just one score in five games to go with one shutout. One of his top games as a senior came against Iolani, when he posted 11 tackles, two sacks, at least eight pressures and a forced fumble in an all-around dominant performance. St. Louis was 11-1 and the ILH and state champions under coach John Hao. He transferred to St. Louis his senior season after his previous school since seventh grade, Word of Life Academy, a school with under 300 students, was in the process of closing down mainly due to financial issues.
ACADEMICS-He is interested in Communication as his major at Colorado. He earned mention on his high school Honor Roll every semester as a prep and maintained a 3.5 grade point average.
PERSONAL-He was born May 11, 1993 in Honolulu, Hawai'i. His hobbies include lifting weights and hanging out with his friends. An uncle, Brian Norwood, played football at Hawai'i and is currently the associate head coach and defensive coordinator at Baylor. A cousin, Jordan Norwood, was on the practice squad for the Cleveland Browns as a wide receiver in 2010, and also was on the Philadelphia Eagles' roster after his collegiate career at Penn State. Another cousin, Levi Norwood, plays football at Baylor and an older cousin, Gabriel Norwood, is a professional basketball player in the Philippines. He has completed numerous hours of community service through his church and high school, spending time with children during Sunday School and helping feed the homeless during the holidays. He was part of an ambassador's program at St. Louis and served as a host and tour guide to new students.