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Josh Norman
CB #24
Height:
6-0
Weight:
195
College:
Coastal Carolina
Hometown:
Greenwood, S.C.
Experience:
4
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 55 192 146 46 0 0 42 7 2 172 -- 46
2016 WAS 2 11 7 4 0 -- 5 -- -- -- -- --
2015 CAR 16 56 48 8 0 0 19 4 2 110 27.5 46
2014 CAR 14 48 36 12 0 -- 11 2 0 60 30 33
2013 CAR 7 4 3 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 CAR 16 73 52 21 0 -- 7 1 0 2 2 2
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 55 1 1 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 WAS 2 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 CAR 16 -- -- 3 -- 2 -- 0 0 -- -- --
2014 CAR 14 1 1 1 1 -- 0 -- -- 0 0 0
2013 CAR 7 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 CAR 16 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Bio

TRANSACTIONS
Franchise player designation withdrawn by Carolina (4/21/16)...Designated as franchise player by Carolina (3/1/16)...Selected in the fifth round (143rd overall) of the NFL Draft by Carolina (4/28/12).

GP/GS
Career (53/38) [5/5]; 2015 (16/16) [3/3]; 2014 (14/10) [2/2]; 2013 (7/0) [0/0]; 2012 (16/12).

2015
Started 16 games at cornerback for Carolina…Established career highs with four interceptions, including two returned for touchdowns, 16 passes defensed, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries…Two interception return touchdowns tied for most in the NFL…Added 55 tackles…Key member of unit that finished in the top 10 in the NFL in total defense for the fourth consecutive year, rating sixth…Part of defense that helped Carolina lead the NFL in interceptions (24), takeaways (39), points off turnovers (148) and turnover differential (+20)…Pass coverage helped Carolina lead the NFL with a 73.5 opponent passer rating…Became the first player in franchise history to record four interceptions in first four games of a season and first NFL cornerback with two interception return touchdowns in the first four games of a season since Charles Woodson in 2008…POSTSEASON: Started at cornerback in NFC Divisional Playoff versus Seattle (1/17), NFC Championship versus Arizona (1/24) and Super Bowl 50 versus Denver (2/7)…Recorded 10 tackles, one sack and four passes defensed…HONORS: AP All-Pro First-Team; Pro Bowl; PFWA All-NFL; PFWA NFL Co-Most Improved Player; Sporting News All-Pro…PLAYER OF THE MONTH: Named NFC Defensive Player of the Month for September…Tied for the NFL lead with two interceptions and had 15 tackles, three passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery as the Panthers finished the month 3-0…First career Player of the Month Award…Became the first defensive back in team history to be named Defensive Player of the Month…PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Earned first career NFC Defensive Player of the Week for performance in Week 4 at Tampa Bay (10/4)…Recorded two interceptions, including a pick-six, three passes defensed and five tackles in the Panthers' 37-23 win…At Jacksonville (9/13): Scored first career touchdown in the third quarter when he intercepted a pass by Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles and returned it 30 yards for the score…Forced and recovered a fumble by Jaguars wide receiver Allen Hurns…Only player in the past 25 seasons to have an interception return touchdown, forced fumble and fumble recovery on Kickoff Weekend…Vs. New Orleans (9/27): Intercepted a pass by Saints quarterback Luke McCown in the end zone with 1:09 left in the game to seal the victory…At Tampa Bay (10/4): Intercepted Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston twice…Returned first interception in first quarter 46 yards for a touchdown…Second interception in third quarter was returned 34 yards to Tampa Bay's 33-yard line to set up another touchdown…Established a career high with three passes defensed…Vs. Indianapolis (11/2): Matched career high with three passes defensed…Vs. Washington (11/22): Forced a fumble by Redskins tight end Jordan Reed to set up a field goal…At New York Giants (12/20): Forced a fumble by Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr.…At Atlanta (12/27): Recovered a fumbled snap by Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan to set up a field goal…NFC Divisional Playoff vs. Seattle (1/10): Sacked Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson for a 14-yard loss.

2014
Played in 14 games with 10 starts at right cornerback and was inactive for two games for Carolina...Tied for second on the team with two interceptions and finished second with 11 passes defensed...Posted 38 tackles and one forced fumble...Contributed to unit that ranked 10th in the NFL in total defense...Logged one special teams tackle...Started versus Chicago (10/5) before being inactive with a concussion at Cincinnati (10/12) and at Green Bay (10/19) and then opening the last nine games...POSTSEASON: Started NFC Wild Card versus Arizona (1/3) and NFC Divisional Playoff at Seattle (1/10)...Recorded five tackles and one pass defensed...Vs. Seattle (10/26): Thwarted Seahawks scoring threat with interception of quarterback Russell Wilson in the end zone...At New Orleans (12/7): Punched the ball away from Saints running back Mark Ingram to force a fumble...Takeaway converted into a field goal...Vs. Cleveland (12/21): Intercepted a pass by Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer...NFC Wild Card vs. Arizona (1/3): Part of defense that set an NFL record for the fewest yards allowed in a postseason game with 78.

2013
Played in seven games and was inactive for nine games for Carolina...Recorded five tackles...POSTSEASON: Inactive for NFC Divisional Playoff versus San Francisco (1/12).

2012
Selected in the fifth round (143rd overall) of the NFL Draft by Carolina...Played in 16 games with starts in the first 12 at right cornerback...Posted 74 tackles, one interception and a team-leading eight passes defensed...Contributed to unit that ranked 10th in the NFL in total defense...Logged three special teams tackles...At Tampa Bay (9/9): Joined fellow rookies Luke Kuechly and Amini Silatolu as opening day starters...Vs. New Orleans (9/16): Compiled a single-game career-high 11 tackles...At Chicago (10/28): Notched first career interception, picking off Bears quarterback Jay Cutler...Leaped in front of Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall to snag the ball at the Panthers three-yard line.

COLLEGE
Played in 46 games with 39 starts at Coastal Carolina...Two-time All-American and three-time All-Big South Conference honoree...Finished career first in conference and school history with 48 passes defensed and second with 13 interceptions...Totaled 196 tackles and four forced fumbles...Tied school record with four blocked kicks...2011 (Sr.): First-team All-American...First-team All-Big South Conference selection...Became the first player from Coastal Carolina and only the second from the Big South Conference to play in the Senior Bowl...Played in 11 games with 10 starts...Leader of Chanticleers secondary that ranked first in the conference in pass defense, yielding 188.2 yards per game...Led the team with 62 tackles and 14 passes defensed and tied for first with two interceptions to go along with two forced fumbles...2010 (Jr.): First-team All-Big South Conference choice...Played in 12 games with 11 starts...Posted 56 tackles, one forced fumble, one interception and a team-high 10 passes defensed...2009 (So.): Third-team All-American...First-team All-Big South Conference selection...Started 11 games...Set conference and school records with eight interceptions, which rated second in the Football Championship Subdivision...Paced the conference with 15 passes defensed...Recorded 43 tackles and one forced fumble...Intercepted three passes against Gardner-Webb...2008 (Fr.): Played in 12 games with seven starts...Collected 35 tackles, two interceptions and nine passes defensed.

PERSONAL
Attended Greenwood (S.C.) HS...Majored in general studies at Coastal Carolina.

TRANSACTIONS
Franchise player designation withdrawn by Carolina (4/21/16)...Designated as franchise player by Carolina (3/1/16)...Selected in the fifth round (143rd overall) of the NFL Draft by Carolina (4/28/12).

GP/GS
Career (53/38) [5/5]; 2015 (16/16) [3/3]; 2014 (14/10) [2/2]; 2013 (7/0) [0/0]; 2012 (16/12).

2015
Started 16 games at cornerback for Carolina…Established career highs with four interceptions, including two returned for touchdowns, 16 passes defensed, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries…Two interception return touchdowns tied for most in the NFL…Added 55 tackles…Key member of unit that finished in the top 10 in the NFL in total defense for the fourth consecutive year, rating sixth…Part of defense that helped Carolina lead the NFL in interceptions (24), takeaways (39), points off turnovers (148) and turnover differential (+20)…Pass coverage helped Carolina lead the NFL with a 73.5 opponent passer rating…Became the first player in franchise history to record four interceptions in first four games of a season and first NFL cornerback with two interception return touchdowns in the first four games of a season since Charles Woodson in 2008…POSTSEASON: Started at cornerback in NFC Divisional Playoff versus Seattle (1/17), NFC Championship versus Arizona (1/24) and Super Bowl 50 versus Denver (2/7)…Recorded 10 tackles, one sack and four passes defensed…HONORS: AP All-Pro First-Team; Pro Bowl; PFWA All-NFL; PFWA NFL Co-Most Improved Player; Sporting News All-Pro…PLAYER OF THE MONTH: Named NFC Defensive Player of the Month for September…Tied for the NFL lead with two interceptions and had 15 tackles, three passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery as the Panthers finished the month 3-0…First career Player of the Month Award…Became the first defensive back in team history to be named Defensive Player of the Month…PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Earned first career NFC Defensive Player of the Week for performance in Week 4 at Tampa Bay (10/4)…Recorded two interceptions, including a pick-six, three passes defensed and five tackles in the Panthers' 37-23 win…At Jacksonville (9/13): Scored first career touchdown in the third quarter when he intercepted a pass by Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles and returned it 30 yards for the score…Forced and recovered a fumble by Jaguars wide receiver Allen Hurns…Only player in the past 25 seasons to have an interception return touchdown, forced fumble and fumble recovery on Kickoff Weekend…Vs. New Orleans (9/27): Intercepted a pass by Saints quarterback Luke McCown in the end zone with 1:09 left in the game to seal the victory…At Tampa Bay (10/4): Intercepted Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston twice…Returned first interception in first quarter 46 yards for a touchdown…Second interception in third quarter was returned 34 yards to Tampa Bay's 33-yard line to set up another touchdown…Established a career high with three passes defensed…Vs. Indianapolis (11/2): Matched career high with three passes defensed…Vs. Washington (11/22): Forced a fumble by Redskins tight end Jordan Reed to set up a field goal…At New York Giants (12/20): Forced a fumble by Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr.…At Atlanta (12/27): Recovered a fumbled snap by Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan to set up a field goal…NFC Divisional Playoff vs. Seattle (1/10): Sacked Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson for a 14-yard loss.

2014
Played in 14 games with 10 starts at right cornerback and was inactive for two games for Carolina...Tied for second on the team with two interceptions and finished second with 11 passes defensed...Posted 38 tackles and one forced fumble...Contributed to unit that ranked 10th in the NFL in total defense...Logged one special teams tackle...Started versus Chicago (10/5) before being inactive with a concussion at Cincinnati (10/12) and at Green Bay (10/19) and then opening the last nine games...POSTSEASON: Started NFC Wild Card versus Arizona (1/3) and NFC Divisional Playoff at Seattle (1/10)...Recorded five tackles and one pass defensed...Vs. Seattle (10/26): Thwarted Seahawks scoring threat with interception of quarterback Russell Wilson in the end zone...At New Orleans (12/7): Punched the ball away from Saints running back Mark Ingram to force a fumble...Takeaway converted into a field goal...Vs. Cleveland (12/21): Intercepted a pass by Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer...NFC Wild Card vs. Arizona (1/3): Part of defense that set an NFL record for the fewest yards allowed in a postseason game with 78.

2013
Played in seven games and was inactive for nine games for Carolina...Recorded five tackles...POSTSEASON: Inactive for NFC Divisional Playoff versus San Francisco (1/12).

2012
Selected in the fifth round (143rd overall) of the NFL Draft by Carolina...Played in 16 games with starts in the first 12 at right cornerback...Posted 74 tackles, one interception and a team-leading eight passes defensed...Contributed to unit that ranked 10th in the NFL in total defense...Logged three special teams tackles...At Tampa Bay (9/9): Joined fellow rookies Luke Kuechly and Amini Silatolu as opening day starters...Vs. New Orleans (9/16): Compiled a single-game career-high 11 tackles...At Chicago (10/28): Notched first career interception, picking off Bears quarterback Jay Cutler...Leaped in front of Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall to snag the ball at the Panthers three-yard line.

COLLEGE
Played in 46 games with 39 starts at Coastal Carolina...Two-time All-American and three-time All-Big South Conference honoree...Finished career first in conference and school history with 48 passes defensed and second with 13 interceptions...Totaled 196 tackles and four forced fumbles...Tied school record with four blocked kicks...2011 (Sr.): First-team All-American...First-team All-Big South Conference selection...Became the first player from Coastal Carolina and only the second from the Big South Conference to play in the Senior Bowl...Played in 11 games with 10 starts...Leader of Chanticleers secondary that ranked first in the conference in pass defense, yielding 188.2 yards per game...Led the team with 62 tackles and 14 passes defensed and tied for first with two interceptions to go along with two forced fumbles...2010 (Jr.): First-team All-Big South Conference choice...Played in 12 games with 11 starts...Posted 56 tackles, one forced fumble, one interception and a team-high 10 passes defensed...2009 (So.): Third-team All-American...First-team All-Big South Conference selection...Started 11 games...Set conference and school records with eight interceptions, which rated second in the Football Championship Subdivision...Paced the conference with 15 passes defensed...Recorded 43 tackles and one forced fumble...Intercepted three passes against Gardner-Webb...2008 (Fr.): Played in 12 games with seven starts...Collected 35 tackles, two interceptions and nine passes defensed.

PERSONAL
Attended Greenwood (S.C.) HS...Majored in general studies at Coastal Carolina.