Storm Norton is an offensive tackle with the Detroit Lions. He played college football at Toledo and signed with the Lions as an undrafted free agent shortly after the 2017 NFL Draft. In 2016, he was on the official watch list for the Outland Trophy, awarded annually to the nation’s top interior lineman. He was also selected to play in the East-West Shrine Game.
Toledo had the seventh-best offense in the country based on yardage (517.8 per game) and ranked in the top twenty nationally in scoring (38 points per contest). A lot of that had to do with the protection Norton gave to quarterback Logan Woodside and the holes he made for running back Kareem Hunt during the season. Norton was the leader of a unit that allowed just 14 sacks in 2016. He started every game the past two seasons at left tackle, earning first-team All-MAC recognition each season. An all-state pick from Toledo, Norton stayed home and worked hard to get stronger during his first couple of seasons with the Rockets. He played in seven games as a redshirt freshman, and then took over the left tackle spot with three games to go in the 2014 season.
Storm Norton is an athletic player with a ton of length and can play well on both sides of the line. He’s able to match pass rushers effectively and always tends to keep his body in front of them. He uses his size to his advantage with his long arms to keep defenders at bay. He’s also quick off the snap and can flow well with the rest of the line when he’s run blocking. Despite being so tall, he plays with good leverage and has done so primarily out of a two-point stance for Toledo. In the NFL, he profiles well as a shotgun offensive lineman. Norton has drawn athletic comparisons to Ryan Schraeder of the Atlanta Falcons and Pace Murphy of the Los Angeles Rams.
The featured blue and gray under armour gloves were game worn by Storm Norton as a member of the Toledo Rockets. The powerful offensive tackle has signed the gloves and added “Game Worn” in black. Norton’s #74 is written in blue on the inside band of each glove. The gloves show great use with a huge tear in the left glove!