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Ken Norton

Kenneth Howard Norton Jr.

Position: LB
Height: 6-2    Weight: 254 lbs.

Born: September 29, 1966 in Lincoln, IL
High School: Westchester
College: UCLA   (school history)
Drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2nd round (41st overall) of the 1988 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 82 (314th overall since 1950)
3-time Pro Bowler & 1-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)

Coaching Record

51 51 51

All-Pro

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Fine Details  · Last updated Mar 23, 2015 11:04AM
All-Time Rank: #1032. David Dixon… #1033. Darnell Dockett… #1034. Tim Harris… #1035. KEN NORTON… #1036. Willie Buchanon… #1037. Warren Sapp… #1038. Larry Stallings… 

Defense & Fumbles

Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty AV
1988 22 DAL 51 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
1989 23 DAL RLB 51 13 13 1 0 0 0 0 2.5 87 0 5
1990 24 DAL RLB 51 15 15 3 0 2 0 0 2.5 119 0 8
1991 25 DAL LLB 51 16 16 94 0 7
1992 26 DAL RLB 51 16 16 2 0 2 0 0 120 0 9
1993* 27 DAL MLB 51 16 16 1 25 0 25 0 0 0 1 3 0 2.0 159 0 15
1994 28 SFO RLB 51 16 16 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 75 11 8
1995*+ 29 SFO MLB 51 16 16 3 102 2 46 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.0 82 14 15
1996 30 SFO MLB 51 16 16 0 0 1 21 0 106 21 9
1997* 31 SFO RLB 51 16 16 1 0 2 0 0 1.5 72 24 11
1998 32 SFO RLB 51 16 16 2 0 3 12 0 2.0 93 22 8
1999 33 SFO lb/RILB 51 16 16 1 0 0 0 0 1.0 76 26 5
2000 34 SFO LILB/mlb 51 16 16 0 0 1 0 0 47 26 5
Career 191 188 5 127 2 46 0 12 0 13 36 0 12.5 1130 144 105
7 yrs SFO 112 112 4 102 2 46 0 6 0 7 33 0 5.5 551 144 61
6 yrs DAL 79 76 1 25 0 25 0 6 0 6 3 0 7.0 579 0 44

Playoffs Defense & Fumbles

Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty
1991 25 DAL LLB 2 2
1992 ❍ 26 DAL RLB 3 3 1 14 0 14 0 0 0 2 9 1
1993 ❍ 27 DAL MLB 3 3
1994 ❍ 28 SFO RLB 3 3
1995*+ 29 SFO MLB 1 1
1996 30 SFO MLB 2 2
1997* 31 SFO RLB 2 2 1 23 1 23 0
1998 32 SFO RLB 2 2
Career 18 18 2 37 1 23 0 0 0 2 9 1
5 yrs SFO 10 10 1 23 1 23 0
3 yrs DAL 8 8 1 14 0 14 0 0 0 2 9 1

Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1995*+ 29 SFO MLB 51 16 16 2 2 12
Career 191 188 2 2 12
7 yrs SFO 112 112 2 2 12
6 yrs DAL 79 76 0

Playoffs Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1992 ❍ 26 DAL RLB 1 1 1 1 6
1997* 31 SFO RLB 1 1 1 1 6
Career 18 18 1 1 2 12
5 yrs SFO 10 10 1 1 6
3 yrs DAL 8 8 1 1 6

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3 Bob Swenson, Wayne Simmons, Perry Riley, E.J. Henderson, Jimmy Williams, Ted Washington, Marcus Washington, Jeff Ulbrich, Bill Romanowski, Ken Harvey
4 Olen Underwood, Bob Swenson, Kailee Wong, Jimmy Williams, Frank LeMaster, Clint Ingram, Allen Aldridge, Rod Breedlove, Stan White, Brad Van Pelt
5 Demorrio Williams, Stan White, Wali Rainer, Robert Lyles, Frank LeMaster, Brad Van Pelt, Mike Douglass, Bob Swenson, Wayne Simmons, Anthony Simmons
6 Carl Banks, Sam Cowart, Kevin Hardy, George Koonce, Otis Wilson, Dwayne Rudd, Cato June, Lance Mehl, Ronald McKinnon, Shelton Quarles
7 Kevin Hardy, Rod Martin, George Koonce, Carl Banks, Ronald McKinnon, Shelton Quarles, Otis Wilson, Lance Mehl, Lonnie Warwick, Cato June
8 Jerry Robinson, Jim Lynch, Phil Villapiano, Rod Martin, Seth Joyner, E.J. Holub, Otis Wilson, Marcus Washington, Tim Harris, Dave Robinson*
9 Phil Villapiano, Rod Martin, Jerry Robinson, Dave Robinson*, Jim Lynch, Lee Roy Caffey, Chip Banks, Seth Joyner, Shelton Quarles, Lee Roy Jordan
10 Sherrill Headrick, Bryce Paup, Dave Robinson*, Donnie Edwards, Seth Joyner, Lee Roy Jordan, Rod Martin, Nick Barnett, Chad Brown, Dexter Coakley
11 Lee Roy Jordan, Seth Joyner, Dave Robinson*, Chip Banks, William Thomas, Donnie Edwards, Darryl Talley, Chad Brown, Roy Winston, Rod Martin
12 William Thomas, Dave Robinson*, Seth Joyner, Lee Roy Jordan, Darryl Talley, Roy Winston, Jerry Robinson, Maxie Baughan, Chad Brown, Rod Martin
13 Seth Joyner, Roy Winston, Darryl Talley, Dave Robinson*, William Thomas, Lee Roy Jordan, Chad Brown, Keith Brooking, Maxie Baughan, Takeo Spikes
Career Seth Joyner, Andy Russell, Dave Robinson*, Roy Winston, William Thomas, Keith Brooking, Darryl Talley, Chad Brown, Maxie Baughan, Jerry Robinson

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year Lg Value (Rank/All-Time)

All-Pro Teams