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Josh Norwood Signs With Seahawks, Third WVU DB to sign as UDFA

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Josh Norwood became the third former West Virginia to sign with an NFL team as an undrafted free agent following the draft this weekend, signing with the Seattle Seahawks. Norwood joins his teammates in the secondary Keith Washington and Hakeem Bailey, who signed with the Saints and Cheifs last night.

Like with both Washington and Bailey, Norwood’s college journey did not begin in Morgantown. Coming out of Valdosta High School in Georgia, Norwood originally signed on with Ohio State. He redshirted with the Buckeyes in 2015 and played sparingly in 11 games in 2016.

In 2017 Norwood played at Northwest Mississippi Community College where he racked up 71 tackles, five pass breakups and one interception as an All-MACJC First Team player. He was rated as a four-star JUCO prospect and signed with WVU after the season.

In his first season in the gold and blue, Norwood played mainly cornerback, making 10 starts at the position. In 12 games, Norwood had 64 tackles, two forced fumbles and 11 pass breakups. He was named an All-Big 12 Honorable Mention.

He moved to safety for his senior season in 2019 but had to fill in at corner on occasion due to injuries. In 10 games Norwood had 64 tackles, six pass breakups and one interception.

Norwood’s lone interception came on a diving play in WVU’s road upset of No. 24 Kansas State that resulted in a shoulder injury that ended his season.

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Cody spent the last two years getting his master's degree in journalism from WVU. He graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2018 with a degree in digital media production. He was born and raised in Mercer, Pennsylvania.

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