Former D’Iberville High Athlete to Play in Super Bowl

This Sunday, February 1st, a former D’Iberville High School football star will be taking the field for the Super Bowl, playing for the Seattle Seahawks. News 25 spoke with some of the people who knew him best while he played on the D’Iberville Warriors team. Kevin Norwood knows what it’s like to be a champion.

After winning three national titles at the University of Alabama, he was drafted in the fourth round as a wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks. Before the championships and the fame, he was a D’Iberville Warrior, and he hasn’t forgotten about that. Buddy Singleton, Head Football Coach for D’Iberville High, says, “He comes by and he still sees some of his teachers and everything and he comes by and says hello and everything. I don’t think he has forgotten where he comes from.”

More than just remembering his roots, Norwood has left a legacy behind that the students, teachers, and coaches carry on every day. Singleton also says, “The players know Kevin and they’ve seen how well he’s done and I think he’s a role model for them because they’ve seen how hard he worked while he was in high school and I always bring that up.”

Sunday, Norwood will be putting on his #81 jersey for the Seahawks against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX. Adding another championship ring to his collection might just be possible, and his mentors at D’Iberville High School have nothing but good things to say about him. Angela Oakes, an English teacher at D’Iberville High, says, “I’m proud of him for what he’s done as far as being with the Seahawks and going to the Super Bowl this year, but I mean, it doesn’t surprise me. He was always dedicated.”

D’Iberville High plans to hold a ceremony to put all three of Norwood’s jerseys on display.

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