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Jan. 9, 2007

University of South Carolina defensive end Eric Norwood has been named to the 2006 Scripps Freshman All-America Team, as selected by the Football Writers Association of America, it was announced today.

Norwood, a 6-2, 256-pound freshman from Acworth, Ga. was one of only three true freshman named to the defensive squad. He tied for the team lead with 7.0 sacks, figuring in on five solo and four assisted sacks. He also led the team with five quarterback hurries and was third on the team with 9.0 tackles for loss among his 30 total stops.

Norwood previously had been named first team Freshman All-America by The Sporting News and by and earned second team Freshman All-America honors by