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Penn State Alumnus Jordan Norwood Wins Super Bowl 50

The Denver Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers in some football game on Sunday, and Penn State added a 38th Super Bowl champion to its pedigree in receiver Jordan Norwood. Norwood is the most recent NFL champion since Michael Robinson and Jordan Hill for the Seattle Seahawks in 2013.

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In a game that featured two offensive touchdowns, just over 500 combined yards of offense, and six turnovers, one of the few highlights came from Penn State’s own. Norwood didn’t have any catches and most of his punt returns were fair caught, but early in the second quarter, he caught a punt and took off for a record-breaking return.

Norwood famously played basketball and football at Penn State after attending State College Area High School. On the field, Norwood proved himself as one of the most consistent receivers around and ended up in third place on Penn State’s all-time receptions list (though he’s since dropped to fifth). On the hardcourt, he only appeared in four games in his sophomore year but that still counts. Let this statement sink in: The longest punt return in Super Bowl history belongs to a former Penn State basketball player.

Though still early in his career, Norwood’s rise from undrafted free agent to consistent practice squad player to Super Bowl Champion is one we won’t soon forget. Congratulations, Jordan!

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Doug Leeson

Doug is a sophomore and Onward State's Assistant Managing Editor. Dislikes: popcorn, Rutgers, and a low #TimberCount. Likes: "Frozen," Rec Hall, and you. Contact him via email at [email protected] or on Twitter @DougLeeson.

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