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He's actually playing strongside DT in Mountain Vista's 34 front, but unless he puts on significant weight in the next year, Rivals is projecting him as a weakside DE. Dad's a Buff. Mom also graduated from CU. We should be in a good position next year for Norgard.
Here's the info from the latest Rivals article:
"Clay is a terror," said Mountain Vista head coach Ric Cash. "He is a very, very good player and is someone to definitely watch as he progresses and develops into a prospect for the next level."
Norgard recently turned 16 years old. He is already benching over 300 pounds and squatting close to 500 pounds in the weight room.
His father Erik Norgard played collegiately at the University of Colorado and spent 10 years in the NFL as a player.
The first player in a very long time that I consider a CU lock.
Everybody hates you, Everybody wishes that you were dead
Cuz Peter you suck, Peter you suck
Peter your music is ****ing terrible
Peter you suck, Peter you suck
Peter you don't do anything of value, Peter you suck
Write some music but instead you sit and write these bulls**t songs
It's so self loathing go see a psychiatrist
I hate the psychiatrist
Well go see one anyway
I don't like the psychiatrist
You need to go see one
See a psychiatrist
I'm not going
For more on dad Erik Norgard:
As a true freshman at Western Washington University in 1984, Erik earned the starting Right Guard position in the Vikings high-scoring Run-and-Shoot offense. Transferring to the University of Colorado as a walk-on in spring of 1985, he earned a scholarship there the following year. He obtained the starting Center spot in his junior season, and was part of a unit that was ranked 2nd in the nation in rushing. His senior year brought Team Captain, 1st Team All-Big Eight and Honorable Mention All-American honors, as well as the ranking of 2nd in the nation in rushing again.
Norgard was my recruiting host when I visited as a high school senior...good lord I feel like DBT, I wonder if there's a pink, er, Burgundy suit in 56 long. He's already taller than his dad. I use Norgard Sr. to motivate my smaller linemen. 10 yrs. in the NFL when you are under 6 ft as an O-lineman is legendary.
If my math is right, Erik left CU for the NFL (graduated I would assume) just before the National Championship year. But he must have been cheering the team on pretty hard from where he was.
...the previous school thought said former coach fell somewhere between cockroach and toe fungus on the pecking order of organisms. ~ Ted Miller, PAC10 blog
your math is right. His senior season was 1988. Big combacks @Iowa and CSU, JJ's fumble in the 7-0 game vs. Neb. 14-17 vs OU at night...buttwhipped by chokelahoma state and barry sanders, Freedom Bowl...Leuenburg inherited the Center spot for the 89 campaign.
Joel Klatt's dad is an assistant coach there, that can't hurt as he is a huge CU fan.
Clay's mother posts on the rivals colorado prep site as CUBuffs4Life FWIW
Clay is another rumored unofficial for the Georgia game. He's definitely on the list of guys we can't miss on for the 2012 class.
Getting better for next season is one of the biggest priorities that Norgard has.
"I've just been lifting and taking it easy. I've been really working on a lot of speed training and lifting stuff. I've been relaxing and then getting ready for track and football next year."