D'IBERVILLE, MS (WLOX) - Kevin Norwood was a special player at D'Iberville. He excelled on offense, defense and on special teams for Warriors head coach Buddy Singleton. If it wasn't for Hurricane Katrina, Norwood would have played at Gulfport High. His home was destroyed so his mom moved the family to D'Iberville.
Eddie Wayne Whitehead, who is now the head coach at St. Martin... says he'll always remember the first time he met Norwood.
He and coach Rusty Waites were on the football field.
Whitehead said, "Kevin walked up and course through the stands and said he was transferring to our school and said he was interested in playing football. We brought him down and asked him what position he played."
Whitehead said Waites threw Norwood a couple of passes and their eyes lit up.
"I remember one, he jumped up, snagged it with one hand. Me and coach Waites high fifed each other, "Whitehead stated. "We knew we had a stud move in."
By the time Norwood was a senior, major college coaches were knocking on his front door.
"He caught 64 passes and 13 touchdowns and he had 10 interceptions and in his career he ended up with 25 interceptions which is amazing, "said Whitehead.
In 2009 Kevin Norwood would sign with Alabama and won two national championships.
In 2013 Norwood was drafted in the 4th round by the Seattle Seahawks. During this...his rookie season, he had 9 catches for 102 yards.
Norwood has become an inspiration for all young people in South Mississippi. He's proven if you dedicate yourself and give a hundred-percent you can succeed.