Spartan 66 2011 Ranking #26

We continue our in-depth look at 66 Spartans and their importance to the team's success in 2011. It is now time to look at the #26 ranked Spartan in 2011.

Chris Norman

SD 2011 Ranking : #26

Position: LB

Experience : Junior

Strengths : Proven player ready to be a starter at the same position for a second year.

Weakness : Must show greater leadership this fall.

Overall : With the loss of Greg Jones on the inside and Eric Gordon at the SAM backer spot Norman is now the veteran and must show the willingness to step up as a leader. The athletic ability is there and Norman has continued to show strong progress the past two seasons.

Why They Made The List : This should be the season Norman's game is taken to another level. If he can continue to progress as he's done the past two years the sky is the limit with his overall potential. A spring missed of contact should not affect Norman this fall and he should be fighting to earn All-Big Ten honors.

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