Football


Chris Norwell
Chris Norwell
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Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cincinnati, Ohio

High School:
Anderson

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 303

Position:
DL

Birthdate:
02/12/1985

Experience:
1-1

  • Preseason First-Team All-Big Ten (Blue Ribbon)
  • Preseason Second-Team All-Big Ten (The Sporting News)
  • Preseason Second-Team All-Big Ten (Phil Steele)
  • Preseason Second-Team All-Big Ten (collegefootballnews.com)
  • Preseason Third-Team All-Big Ten (Athlon)

The
Norwell
File

Pregame ritual
Do 400 pushups

Favorite sports movie
Mighty Ducks

Favorite class at Illinois
Freedom of Speech with Dan Larson

Favorite food
Meat-lovers pizza

Why Illinois?
It's a great university and not too far from home

Person you would like to spend the day with
My family

Something people don't know about you
I'm an Xbox game enthusiast


2007: Leads the Big Ten in fumbles recovered with three ... Recorded five tackles, 1.5 TFLs, 0.5 sacks and recovered a fumble against #25 Michigan ... Had a season-high five tackles, including a solo, at Iowa ... Also notched 0.5 TFLs and recovered a fumble against the Hawkeyes ... Assisted on two tackles and had a PBU against #5 Wisconsin ... Assisted on three tackles against #21 Penn State, recorded 0.5 TFLs and had a QB hurry ... Notched a solo tackle, a TFL and a fumble recovery at Indiana ... Had three tackles, including a solo, at Syracuse ... Notched two tackles against Western Illinois ... Started at defensive tackle in the season opener against Missouri ... Recorded a tackle against Mizzou.

2006: Played in all 12 games and started 11 at defensive tackle ... Ranked ninth in the Big Ten in tackles for loss, averaging 1.04 per game ... Registered a career high-tying eight tackles and a career-best 4.5 for loss in the season finale at Northwestern ... His 4.5 TFL rank ninth on the Illinois single-game list ... Recovered a fumble vs. Purdue ... Registered five tackles, a quarterback sack for a loss of eight yards and a pass batted down vs. Ohio State ... Recorded four tackles, including two solos, one sack and a forced fumble at Wisconsin ... Assisted on a tackle and had a half-TFL at Penn State ... Recorded a solo tackle against Ohio ... Assisted on three tackles and recorded a half-sack against Indiana ... Forced his first career fumble to go with three tackles, including a solo, and 1.5 QB sacks for seven yards at Michigan State ... Recorded a TFL for eight yards and four tackles, including three solos, against Iowa ... Assisted on four tackles and recorded a half-TFL against Syracuse ... Recorded five tackles, three solos, at Rutgers, to go along with a TFL ... Recorded three tackles, including a solo, and a TFL against EIU

2005: Named the team's Most Improved Player ... Started all 11 games at defensive tackle for the second consecutive year ... Led all defensive linemen in tackles with 46 and led the team with 7.5 tackles for loss ... Had a career-high six solo tackles at Purdue ... Finished the year with three straight games of a six tackles ... Registered multiple tackles for loss against San Jose State (3) and at Purdue (2) ... Posted his first career sack against San Jose State when he had 1.5 for a loss of six yards ... Blocked a field goal against California.

2004: Earned Freshman All-America honors by Rivals.com ... Also named to The Sporting News' Freshman All-Big Ten team ... Started all 11 games, totaling 40 tackles, two TFL's, three QBH's and two PBU's ... Made a career-best eight tackles and had one PBU vs. UCLA ... Made four solo tackles, five total, and had a QBH and PBU vs. Purdue ... Also had five tackles vs. Western Michigan and Michigan ... Recorded two tackles and a TFL vs. Michigan State and four tackles with a TFL and a QB hurry vs. Iowa.

2003: Redshirted.

High School: Excellent athlete who received recruiting interest in basketball as well as football ... Ranked No. 61 among offensive tackles in the country by Rivals.com ... Ranked as one of the top offensive linemen in the state of Ohio as a senior ... All-Region selection by SuperPrep ... Twice named second team All-Southwest Ohio ... Earned the honor as a tight end during his senior season and as an offensive tackle as a junior ... Led all Cincinnati preps in tackles for loss as a senior with 33, while registering 80 tackles ... As a tight end he caught 10 passes for 137 yards ... Selected to play in the Ohio East-West Shrine Game ... Excelled in hoops and is Anderson High School's all-time leading scorer and rebounder ... Led his conference in scoring and rebounding as a junior ... Earned seven letters at Anderson High - four in basketball and three in football ... High school coach was Vince Suriano.

Personal: Full given name is Christopher Reinhard Norwell ... Son of Ivar and Julia Norwell ... Born Feb. 12, 1985 ... Graduated in May of 2007 with a degree in speech communication and is currently working on a second degree in community health ...One of seven children (four sisters and two brothers) ... Brother, Adam, played basketball at Northern Kentucky.


Career Highs:

Tackles: 8, twice(last time vs. Northwestern, 11/18/06)
Solos: 6, twice(last time vs. Northwestern, 9/18/06)
TFL: 4.5 vs. Northwestern 9/18/06
QB Sacks: 1.5 two times (last time at Michigan State, 9/30/06)
QBH: 2 vs. Penn State, 10/21/06
PBU: 1, three times (last time vs. Wisconsin, 10/29/05)
Blocked Kick: 1 (FG) vs. California, 10/17/05
FF: 1, two times (last time at Wisconsin, 10/28/06)


Norwell's Game-By-Game Statistics:

2007 Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
Date Opponent no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
Sep 01, 2007 vs Missouri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 08, 2007 WESTERN ILLINOIS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 15, 2007 at Syracuse 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 22, 2007 at Indiana 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 29, 2007 PENN STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 06, 2007 WISCONSIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct. 13,2007 at Iowa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 20, 2007 MICHIGAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 27, 2007 BALL STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 03, 2007 at Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 10, 2007 at Ohio State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 17, 2007 NORTHWESTERN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jan 1, 2008 vs USC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Games played: 13

2007 Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
Date Opponent solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
Sep 01, 2007 vs Missouri 0 1 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 08, 2007 WESTERN ILLINOIS 1 1 2 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 15, 2007 at Syracuse 1 2 3 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 22, 2007 at Indiana 1 0 1 1.0 1 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 29, 2007 PENN STATE 0 3 3 0.5 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 06, 2007 WISCONSIN 0 2 2 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct. 13,2007 at Iowa 1 4 5 0.5 1 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 20, 2007 MICHIGAN 1 4 5 1.5 10 0.5 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 27, 2007 BALL STATE 1 1 2 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 03, 2007 at Minnesota 1 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 10, 2007 at Ohio State 1 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 17, 2007 NORTHWESTERN 0 4 4 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Jan 1, 2008 vs USC 2 0 2 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Totals 10 22 32 3.5 15 0.5 5 0 3 0 0 0 2 2 0 0-0 0 0 0 0


2006 Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
Date Opponent no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
Sep 02, 2006 EASTERN ILLINOIS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 09, 2006 at RUTGERS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 16, 2006 SYRACUSE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 23, 2006 IOWA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 30, 2006 at Michigan State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 07, 2006 INDIANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 14, 2006 OHIO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 21, 2006 at Penn State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 28, 2006 at Wisconsin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 04, 2006 OHIO STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 11, 2006 PURDUE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 18, 2006 at Northwestern 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Games played: 12

2006 Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
Date Opponent solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
Sep 02, 2006 EASTERN ILLINOIS 1 2 3 1.0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 09, 2006 at RUTGERS 3 2 5 1.0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 16, 2006 SYRACUSE 0 4 4 0.5 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 23, 2006 IOWA 3 1 4 1.0 8 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 30, 2006 at Michigan State 1 2 3 1.5 7 1.5 7 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 07, 2006 INDIANA 0 3 3 0.5 2 0.5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 14, 2006 OHIO 1 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 21, 2006 at Penn State 0 1 1 0.5 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 28, 2006 at Wisconsin 2 2 4 1.0 7 1.0 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 04, 2006 OHIO STATE 1 4 5 1.0 8 1.0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 11, 2006 PURDUE 0 1 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 18, 2006 at Northwestern 6 2 8 4.5 13 1.0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Totals 18 24 42 12.5 49 5.0 28 2 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0


2005 Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
Date Opponent no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
Sep 03, 2005 RUTGERS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 10, 2005 SAN JOSE STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 17, 2005 at California 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 24, 2005 MICHIGAN STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct. 1 2005 at Iowa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 8, 2005 at Indiana 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 22, 2005 PENN STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 29, 2005 WISCONSIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 5, 2005 at Ohio State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 12, 2005 at Purdue 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 19, 2005 NORTHWESTERN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Games played: 11

2005 Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
Date Opponent solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
Sep 03, 2005 RUTGERS 1 1 2 1.0 4 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 10, 2005 SAN JOSE STATE 2 2 4 3.0 11 1.5 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 17, 2005 at California 2 1 3 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 24, 2005 MICHIGAN STATE 1 4 5 1.0 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct. 1 2005 at Iowa 2 2 4 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 8, 2005 at Indiana 5 0 5 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 22, 2005 PENN STATE 0 1 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 29, 2005 WISCONSIN 3 1 4 0.5 3 0.5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 5, 2005 at Ohio State 4 2 6 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 12, 2005 at Purdue 6 0 6 2.0 11 1.0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 19, 2005 NORTHWESTERN 3 3 6 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Totals 29 17 46 7.5 31 3.0 19 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0-0 0 0 0 0


2004 Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
Date Opponent no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
Sep 04, 2004 FAMU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 11, 2004 UCLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 18, 2004 WESTERN MICHIGAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 25, 2004 PURDUE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 02, 2004 at Wisconsin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 09, 2004 at Michigan State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 16, 2004 MICHIGAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 23, 2004 at Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 30, 2004 IOWA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 06, 2004 INDIANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 20, 2004 at Northwestern 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Games played: 11

2004 Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
Date Opponent solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
Sep 04, 2004 FAMU 2 0 2 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 11, 2004 UCLA 1 7 8 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 18, 2004 WESTERN MICHIGAN 1 4 5 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 25, 2004 PURDUE 4 1 5 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 02, 2004 at Wisconsin 0 3 3 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 09, 2004 at Michigan State 1 1 2 1 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 16, 2004 MICHIGAN 0 5 5 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 23, 2004 at Minnesota 0 1 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 30, 2004 IOWA 2 2 4 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 06, 2004 INDIANA 1 1 2 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 20, 2004 at Northwestern 2 1 3 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Totals 14 26 40 2 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0-0 0 0 0 0


updated 2/08

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