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6 Days to Purdue Football: Myles Norwood

A position switch to corner may get today’s player on the field regularly.

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Today’s player is a position switch player that may end up starting on Saturday.

Myles Norwood – Jr.

Arlington, TX (Grace Prep HS)

6’, 174 pounds


2016 Projection: Possible starter at cornerback

Norwood has experience for Purdue, but only in limited roles on special teams. He was originally a wide receiver that put up absurd numbers for a small high school in Texas. His senior season he caught 47 passes for 1,010 yards and 16 touchdowns. That was good enough to make him an all-state selection.

Since then he has played in 21 games and has gathered five tackles, mostly on special teams. He never managed to get into the rotation as a receiver, but has moved to cornerback and it seems like a good fit. He is battling for the No. 2 corner spot and may have a slight edge over Tim Cason and Kamal Hardy.