21 Former Hilltoppers Work Out for 33 NFL Representatives from 26 Teams
Western Kentucky 51, Memphis 31
Hilltoppers Lead League with 16 on All-Conference USA Teams
Leston Earns First Team Honors, Three Others Listed on Second Team
Hilltoppers Lead League with 14 on C-USA First and Second Teams
Dec. 20, 2016
Check out the USA Today photo gallery from the football game between Western Kentucky and Miami.
The Hilltoppers fall on the road against LSU, on October 24, 2015.
NCAA Football: Western Kentucky squares off against Middle Tennessee at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium.
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)
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.