True Freshman Kevin Norwood Shows Big Play Potential

Posted by Douglas Webb on August-23-2009 Add Comments

Headed into the Crimson Tide's 2009 fall camp the view behind Playboy All-American Julio Jones was hazy to say the least. Head coach Nick Saban made no secret that one of fall camp's key goals was to find one or more receivers to complement Jones in the passing game.

In 2008 Jones had a breakout freshman year accounting for over 900 receiving yards. He accomplished this feat in spite of the fact that no other receiver brought in more than 200 receiving yards. The second leading receiver actually came from the tight end corps in the form of the now-departed Nick Walker.

Then junior Mike McCoy started opposite Jones in nine games but was only able to make 16 catches for 191 yards on the season. Following McCoy was r...

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