15 Nicholas Norris
Nicholas  Norris


Miami, Fla.

High School:
Booker T. Washington

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 175



Football Hosts Successful Pro Day on Monday

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2016 Boca Raton Bowl Postgame Notes

Western Kentucky 51, Memphis 31


Taylor Headlines 17 Tops on Phil Steele Postseason Teams

Hilltoppers Lead League with 16 on All-Conference USA Teams


Four Hilltoppers Named Pro Football Focus All-Americans

Leston Earns First Team Honors, Three Others Listed on Second Team


Back-to-Back Champs Earn 21 All-Conference USA Honorees

Hilltoppers Lead League with 14 on C-USA First and Second Teams


2016 Boca Raton Bowl - Western Kentucky vs. Memphis

Dec. 20, 2016


Western Kentucky 31, Miami 24

Check out the USA Today photo gallery from the football game between Western Kentucky and Miami.


LSU 48, Western Kentucky 20

The Hilltoppers fall on the road against LSU, on October 24, 2015.


Western Kentucky vs. Middle Tennessee, 58-28

NCAA Football: Western Kentucky squares off against Middle Tennessee at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium.


Western Kentucky @ Army


2016 Biletnikoff Award Watch List
2016 Preseason All-C-USA Third Team (Athlon)
2015 Conference USA Honorable Mention

Career Game Highs:

  • Receptions: 7, Four times (Last vs. Rice, 9/1/16)
  • Yards: 174 at Middle Tennessee (9/13/14)
  • Touchdowns: 2, Three times (Last vs. Rice, 9/1/16)
2015 (Jr.): Norris assumed a larger role in the Hilltopper offense as a true junior and responded with his best year on The Hill yet, appearing in all 14 games and starting 13. Norris tallied 971 yards on 63 receptions with six touchdowns along with six rushes for 63 yards and a touchdown. His 971 yards are the third-most in a single season at WKU while his 63 receptions were seventh-most. Norris' 118 career receptions also had him finish the year No. 11 on WKU's all-time receptions list. Norris's 15.4 yards per reception was second on the team as were his 69.4 yards per game. He had three 100-yard receiving performances, including 148 yards on six catches vs. Middle Tennessee, 117 yards on five catches at Old Dominion and 120 yards on five catches in the Miami Beach Bowl. Norris was an offensive spark in the bowl game, catching two touchdowns and a season-long reception of 69 yards for a touchdown. On WKU's first two drives in the second half, Norris had two consecutive receptions go for touchdowns and 124 total yards over the span of four offensive plays and three passes.

2014 (So.): Norris tallied 371 yards on 22 receptions with a pair of touchdowns during his sophomore campaign after appearing in all 13 games. His 16.9 yards per catch average was second among all wide receivers, trailing Taywan Taylor (17.0). Norris torched rival Middle Tennessee for a career-high 174 yards and a touchdown on six catches, including a 67-yard screen pass. He hauled in a nine-yard touchdown catch in a win over Navy. Norris averaged 30.7 yards per catch on third down, the third-best mark nationally.

2013 (Fr.): Norris saw action in 12 games, earning five starts. He finished the regular season with 33 receptions, 431 yards and four touchdowns. His four receiving touchdowns were second on the team this season. His best game of the season came against South Alabama where he had seven receptions for 95 yards and two touchdowns, becoming the first true Hilltopper wide receiver since 2009 to catch multiple touchdowns in a single game. At the time, it was just the fourth time any player had caught multiple touchdowns in a game since 2010 and fifth by season's end when McNeal did it against Army. His 458 all-purpose yards on the season was fourth on the team.

HS/Misc.: Norris helped guide Booker T. Washington High School in Miami, Fla., to a state championship in 2012, finishing the year 14-1 and reaching the state title game for the second-consecutive year. Norris did his part for the Tornado offense, catching 31 passes for 644 yards with nine receiving touchdowns. Norris, an all-around athlete, also made an impact on special teams, averaging over 42 yards per kickoff return in 2012. Norris led the high-powered offense in receiving yards in his senior season while finishing second on the team in receptions for an offense that averaged just less than 50 points per game, scoring 60 or more points on four different occasions. In his junior season of 2011, Norris caught 22 passes for 446 yards, scoring four touchdowns to help Booker T. Washington to another 13-1 season, losing its only game of 2011 in the state championship to Bolles High School. Norris was named Second-Team All-State as well as being tabbed as a 2012 Nike Dade vs. Broward All-Star. The athletic wide receiver also anchored the talented Booker T. Washington 400-meter relay on the track and field team.