April 6, 2007

A Good Friday for Norwood, defense

Eric Norwood was everywhere.

The sophomore defensive end from Acworth, Ga., a suburb of Atlanta, terrorized South Carolina's offense throughout Friday afternoon's full-contact, 92-play scrimmage at Williams-Brice Stadium and led the defense to a 53-47 victory.

Norwood, who tied for the team lead in sacks last season with seven and earned Freshman All-America honors from multiple organizations, finished with 3.5 sacks and numerous quarterback pressures Friday as the Gamecocks completed their 11th practice session of the spring.

"I tried to (get after it) and tried to come off the ball the best that I can," Norwood said. "I'm trying to make myself a complete player so I'll help the team more."

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