Former South Carolina defensive end Eric Norwood announced his retirement after seven years of professional football on Monday.
The former Gamecock posted a screenshot of a tweet noting his retirement:
Norwood set a South Carolina record for career tackles for loss (54.5) and quarterback sacks (29) during his time as a Gamecock from 2006-09. Both of those records still stand, and Norwood also holds the second-most tackles for a loss with 19.5 in 2007, which is second to Jadeveon Clowney’s 23.5 TFL’s in 2012.
After becoming an All-American for the Gamecocks, Norwood was a fourth-round pick by the Carolina Panthers in 2010, where he spent two years in the NFL, one in the UFL and AFL and 4 in the CFL. Norwood had 23 tackles and one quarterback sack in his time in Carolina.
In four seasons in the Canadian Football League, three of which came with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the one with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Norwood had 124 tackles with 24 quarterback sacks, 2 interceptions and 5 forced fumbles.