Norrell accepts invitation to NFLPA Collegiate Bowl
Jan. 8, 2013
Washington, D.C. - Stony Brook All-American Kevin Norrell has accepted an invitation to play in the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) Collegiate Bowl on January 19. The game will be played at Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., near Norrell's hometown of Los Angeles.
The game will be televised live on ESPN2 at 6 p.m. ET, and features the top draft-eligible seniors in the country. ESPNU will broadcast four hours of live coverage of the practices. Former NFL head coaches Herm Edwards and Dick Vermeil will lead the American and National teams.
Norell's 2012 season will go down as one of the most prolific campaigns in school and Big South history. The all-conference performer caught 66 passes for 1,388 yards and 15 TDs. He's the only player in Stony Brook history with at least 1,000 receiving yards in a season, and owns the Big South single-season records for yards, yards per game (106.8) and yards per catch (21.0).
He recorded 100 yards and a touchdown in five straight games, including a school-record 214 yards against Charleston Southern. In back-to-back games against Presbyterian and VMI, Norrell tallied three touchdowns. Norrell owns the second and third-longest touchdown receptions with scores of 89 and 86 yards against Central Connecticut and Pace.
Norrell, who started his career at Washington State, earned All-America honors from three different organizations - The Sports Network, Associated Press and Phil Steele.
Norrell finished his two-year Seawolves career with 20 TDs and 2,061 yards, which are tied for second and third, respectively, in the program's Division I history.
In the week leading up to the game, current NFL coaches and players will speak to the participants on the business of football, and how to succeed in life after the NFL. The future stars of the NFL will be given insight on how to handle success on and off the field.