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  Michael Norris
Michael Norris

Player Profile
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Oakland, CA

High School:
Skyline

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 180

Position:
CB

Birthdate:
09/12/1986

Experience:
4V

2008 - Starter in all 12 games ... Earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors from the league's coaches ... Finished seventh on the squad with 47 tackles, tied for first with three interceptions, and was second with 13 passes broken up ... Tied for seventh in the NCAA in passes defensed (tied for fourth in Pac-10) with a 1.33 mark ... Registered a career-high seven tackles in the opener against Tennesseee ... Made two tackles and broke up a pass at BYU ... Made two tackles and broke up a pass against Arizona ... Had one stop versus Fresno State ... Made five tackles, one for loss, and broke up two passes against Washington State ... Made one tackle and broke up one pass at Oregon ... Made six tackles against Stanford ... Made four stops at Cal, one for loss ... Had four stops against Oregon State ... Made five solo tackles and an interception (44-yard return) at Washington ... Led the Bruins with six tackles at Arizona State, intercepted a pass, and broke up three other passes ... Made four tackles, an interception, and broke up two other passes against USC.

2007 - Appeared in 13 games and made one start (Utah) ... Had one tackle in the opener at Stanford ... Against BYU, he was credited with four tackles (three solos) ... Made his first career start at Utah in a dime formation and made one assisted tackle ... Against Washington, he had one tackle and also returned two kickoffs for 43 yards ... Saw limited action at Oregon State ... Returned one kickoff for 18 yards versus Notre Dame ... Played on special teams versus California ... At Washington State, he played in the nickel package and made four tackles (two solos) ... At Arizona, he saw action in the nickel and made one tackle ... Also returned one kickoff for 29 yards ... Played on special teams versus Arizona State and Oregon ... Had one tackle assist and returned two kickoffs for 25 yards versus USC ... Played on special teams in the Las Vegas Bowl.

2006 - Norris did not appear in a game in 2006 due to a knee injury (posterior cruciate ligament) suffered in pre-season camp and retained his year of eligibility.

2005 - Norris saw action in all 12 games, both in the secondary and on special teams ... On the year, he made 18 tackles, including one sack ... Played at least 20 defensive snaps on five occasions ... Made the first interception of his career (11 yards) and had one tackle in the season opener at San Diego State ... Against Oklahoma, he recovered a fumbled punt to set up UCLA's first touchdown and made three solo tackles ... Against Washington, he made two tackles (one solo) and also downed a punt at the two-yard line ... Played in nickel situations and on special teams against California, breaking up one pass ... Broke up a pass at Washington State ... Had one tackle assist versus Oregon State ... At Stanford, he made one tackle ... Credited with one solo tackle at Arizona ... Against Arizona State, he made three solo tackles, including a nine-yard sack, and also broke up one pass ... Saw action versus USC but was not credited with a tackle ... Against Northwestern in the Sun Bowl, he played in the nickel package and made six tackles, including five solos ... Was a member of the punt coverage special teams unit ... Selected second-team Pac-10 All-Academic for his efforts in the classroom.

2004 - As a true freshman, he appeared in every game on special teams ... Was a standout on kick coverage ... Made seven tackles on the year ... Played two defensive snaps at cornerback in the Las Vegas Bowl.

HIGH SCHOOL - Earned two letters playing cornerback and wide receiver at Skyline HS in Oakland, CA for coach John Beam ... Three-star selection by rivals.com ... Ranked No. 51 nationally among cornerbacks by rivals.com ...Two-star prospect by TheInsiders.com ... Led his team to an 8-3 record and the Silver Bowl at Network Associates Coliseum (Oakland) ... Earned first-team all-league honors as a defensive back ... Also earned All-City honors ... Served as team captain ... Had 30 receptions and eight interceptions ... Lettered in basketball for coach Curtis Webster ... Lettered in track (coach Cooks) in the 100, 200 and 400m events.

PERSONAL - Full Name: Michael Christopher Norris ... Born: September 12, 1986 in Oakland, CA ... Parents: Michael and Judith Norris ... Has two brothers, Ryan and Jordon, and a sister, Nicole ... Lists his biggest thrill in sports as receiving the scholarship offer from UCLA after playing football for only two seasons ... Admires former NFL receiver Tim Brown ... Hobbies include working out and playing video games ... Director's Honor Roll in Fall 2004, Winter 2005 and Fall 2005 ... Cousin, LaMonica Smith, attended UCLA ... Physiological Science major.

Varsity Statistics - M. Norris
Tackles

Year

TT

T-AT

Sacks

TFL

INT

2004

7

4-3

0-0

0-0

0

2005

18

15-3

1.0-9

1.0-9

1-11

2007

14

9-5

0-0

0-0

0

2008

47

39-8

0-0

2.0-7

4-55

Totals

79

63-16

1.0-9

3.0-16

4-55

Career Highs
Tackles: 8 vs. Tennessee, 2008
Tackles for Loss: 1 vs. Washington State, 2008; vs. Arizona Staet, 2008; vs. Arizona State, 2005
Sacks: 1 vs. Arizona State, 2005


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