Eric Norwood Interview
By: Scott Porter
May 5, 2009
Scott Porter: As of now what is your height, weight and estimated 40 time?
Eric Norwood: 6'1", 248 lbs, 4.6 40.

Scott Porter: What are your biggest strengths?
Eric Norwood: My biggest strengths are my football smart, my awareness of the game, and my instincts. I have killer instincts that allow me to do a lot on the field.

Scott Porter: What is your biggest accomplishment at South Carolina?
Eric Norwood: My biggest accomplishment comes off the field. First getting into college and succeeding once I got in. I was denied admissions three times and stuck with it, and I will be graduating. That just shows how far I've come since I first came here.

Scott Porter: What type of a person is an NFL team getting in Eric Norwood?
Eric Norwood: They're getting a guy with great character who leads by example. I don't follow the crowd and get myself into any trouble. I am a first class guy who will never be in trouble. I won't hurt a team, only help one.

Scott Porter: What is the toughest part about playing college football?
Eric Norwood: The mental aspect of the game, playing in the SEC is also very tough but it also gets you ready for the NFL.

Scott Porter: Is there a player in the NFL that reminds you of yourself?
Eric Norwood: There are a few, DeMarcus Ware of the Cowboys, James Harrison of the Steelers and Adalius Thomas of the Patriots.

Scott Porter: What are your hobbies off the field?
Eric Norwood: Playing xbox, basketball, shopping at the mall.

Scott Porter: Did you have a favorite team and player as a kid?
Eric Norwood: The Dallas Cowboys and my favorite player was Deion Sanders.

Scott Porter: What are your goals for the NFL?
Eric Norwood: My goal first is to make and NFL team, and then dominate, transition successfully from college to the NFL and just be an impact player.

Scott Porter: What will you miss most about college?
Eric Norwood: I will miss my teammates more than anything. The group of guys I hang out with and the friendships I have built will really be missed when I am done here.

(September 21, -- Virginia Tech redshirt sophomore RB Ryan Williams is questionable at best for Saturdayís conference opener against Boston College after he injured a hamstring in last weekendís win over East Carolina. The injury is not believed to be serious even though Williams had to be helped off the field and spent the second half on crutches, however, he has practiced on a limited basis this week.

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