34 Facts About Josh Norman

1. Josh Norman participated in the celebrity dancing competition show Dancing with the Stars, finishing as the runner-up of its 26th season in 2018.

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2. In 2006, Josh Norman was the only two-way player on his high school team that won the South Carolina State Championship.

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3. Josh Norman was named to the All-Lakeland Region 4A on offense and participated in basketball, baseball, and track throughout high school.

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4. Josh Norman began college by taking courses at Horry Georgetown Tech while living with his brother, Marrio Josh Norman, who earned a full scholarship in football to Coastal Carolina.

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5. Josh Norman recorded 26 solo tackles and 35 total tackles, tying for ninth most tackles on the team.

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6. Josh Norman ranked fifth in the Big South with nine pass defenses and two interceptions.

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7. Josh Norman earned Big South Freshman of the Week honors after his seven tackle and one interception performance in a win over Presbyterian.

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8. Josh Norman ranked third in interceptions per game with 0.73 and led the league with 15 pass breakups, tying eighth nationally with 1.36 per game.

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9. Josh Norman ranked sixth on the team with 35 tackles and led the team with two blocked kicks.

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10. In 2011, Josh Norman was a preseason All-American and All-Big South conference as well as being listed as one of the top 10 defensive backs for 2011 by The Sporting Network.

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11. Josh Norman was projected to be a late round pick at the end of his senior season, but began to climb draft boards after impressing scouts during East-West Shrine Game practices.

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12. On January 26, 2012, Josh Norman accepted an invitation to play in the 2012 Senior Bowl as a late-replacement after Alfonzo Dennard sustained an injury.

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13. Josh Norman continued to impress coaches and scouts by intercepting six passes during Senior Bowl practices, although he was a late-replacement and had minimal time to practice with his team.

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14. On March 27, 2012, Josh Norman participated at Coastal Carolina's pro day and chose to perform combine and positional drills.

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15. Josh Norman improved his time in the 40-yard dash, 20-yard dash (2.63s), and three-cone drill (6.92s).

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16. Josh Norman was the 14th cornerback drafted in 2012 and became only the third player to be drafted from Coastal Carolina, after Tyler Thigpen and Jerome Simpson (2008).

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17. On May 10, 2012, Josh Norman signed his four-year rookie contract with the Panthers, worth 2.3 million.

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18. Josh Norman became a focal point of the secondary after the Carolina Panthers placed Chris Gamble on injured reserve due to a shoulder injury on October 22, 2012.

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19. Josh Norman finished his rookie season in 2012 with 73 combined tackles, seven pass deflections, and one interception in 16 games and 12 starts.

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20. Josh Norman stated he didn't hear Moore call for a switch.

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21. Josh Norman was demoted to being the fifth cornerback on the depth chart behind Captain Munnerlyn, Josh Thomas, Melvin White, and Drayton Florence.

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22. Josh Norman maintained a roster spot after a strong preseason, but was named the fifth cornerback on the depth chart behind Melvin White, Antoine Cason, Bene Benwikere, and Charles Godfrey.

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23. Josh Norman began to show his potential as a shutdown corner in the second half of the 2014 season while continually covering the opposing team's top receiver.

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24. Josh Norman held Browns' wide receiver Josh Gordon to four catches for 45-yards.

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25. Josh Norman gave up only one reception for nine-yards during the game.

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26. In 2015, Josh Norman picked up where he left off from the 2014 season.

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27. Josh Norman was selected for his first career Pro Bowl during the season.

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28. Josh Norman started in every game during the season, finishing with 67 tackles, 19 passes defended, two forced fumbles, and three interceptions.

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29. Josh Norman was placed on injured reserve on September 12, 2020, and was activated on October 3, 2020.

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30. On September 6, 2021, Josh Norman was signed by the San Francisco 49ers.

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31. Josh Norman is part Native American through both his father and mother.

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32. In 2018, Josh Norman appeared on season 26 of the American television show Dancing with the Stars.

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33. Josh Norman was partnered with professional dancer Sharna Burgess, where he eventually progressed to the finals, finishing as the runner-up behind figure skater Adam Rippon.

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34. Josh Norman is a keen soccer fan and he supports Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain.

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