Phillip Norman
Ottawa Redblacks
Norman with the Lions in 2022
Born: (1995-08-22) August 22, 1995 (age 28)
Sebastian, Florida, U.S.
Career information
StatusActive
CFL statusAmerican
Position(s)Offensive lineman
Height6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight318 lb (144 kg)
CollegeBethune-Cookman
Career history
As player
20182023BC Lions
2024–presentOttawa Redblacks
Career stats

Phillip Norman (born August 22, 1995) is a professional gridiron football offensive lineman for the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League (CFL).

College career

After using a redshirt season in 2013, Norman played college football for the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats from 2014 to 2017.[1][2] He played in 40 games over four years, including 11 starts at tackle in his senior year.[2]

Professional career

BC Lions

Norman signed with the BC Lions on May 9, 2018.[3] At the conclusion of training camp, he was signed to the team's practice roster to begin the 2018 season, where he spent the entire year.[2]

In 2019, he began the season on the practice roster for the first five games, but made his professional debut on July 20, 2019, against the Saskatchewan Roughriders where he started at center.[2][4] He played and started in the final 13 games of the regular season, including 11 starts at center.[2][4] He did not play in 2020 due to the cancellation of the 2020 CFL season.

As a pending free agent, Norman re-signed with the Lions on January 14, 2021.[5] However, he was released following training camp on July 26, 2021.[6] He re-signed with the team on September 2, 2021, and spent time on the practice roster before starting the final game of the regular season at left tackle.[2][6] Norman re-signed with the Lions on December 30, 2021.[7] He made the team's opening day roster for 2022 as the starting left guard.[2][8] On June 14, 2023, Norman suffered a ‘significant medical episode’ prior to a practice early in the 2023 season. Practice was cancelled for the remainder of the day.[9] He was released from the hospital on June 19, and returned to practice the following day.[10] He became a free agent upon the expiry of his contract on February 13, 2024.[11]

Ottawa Redblacks

On February 14, 2024, it was announced that Norman had signed with the Ottawa Redblacks.[12]

References

  1. ^ "Phillip Norman". Bethune-Cookman Wildcats. Retrieved October 2, 2022.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Phillip Norman". BC Lions. Retrieved October 2, 2022.
  3. ^ "Transactions – Football player trades and signings". Canadian Football League. Retrieved October 2, 2022.
  4. ^ a b "Game Notes" (PDF). Canadian Football League. Retrieved October 2, 2022.
  5. ^ "Phillip Norman". BC Lions. Retrieved January 14, 2021.
  6. ^ a b "Transactions – Football player trades and signings". Canadian Football League. Retrieved October 2, 2022.
  7. ^ "Lions extend Rhymes, Norman, Guzylak-Messam". Canadian Football League. December 30, 2021.
  8. ^ "Game Notes" (PDF). Canadian Football League. Retrieved October 2, 2022.
  9. ^ 3Down Staff (2023-06-14). "B.C. Lions' OL Phillip Norman suffers 'significant medical episode' prior to Wednesday practice". 3DownNation. Retrieved 2023-06-16.((cite web)): CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  10. ^ "BC Lions' Phil Norman released from hospital, Dominique Rhymes out Thursday". TSN. 2023-06-20. Retrieved 2023-06-22.
  11. ^ "Official 2024 Free Agent Tracker". Canadian Football League. Retrieved February 14, 2024.
  12. ^ "Redblacks sign offensive lineman Phillip Norman". Ottawa Redblacks. February 14, 2024.