All 90 is a Pittsburgh Steelers Now series profiling each of the 90 members of the Steelers 2022 offseason roster.
21 • Tre Norwood, second-year defensive back, Oklahoma
6-foot, 194 pounds
Acquired: Selected with the 245th pick in the seventh round of the 2021 NFL Draft.
Last Season: Norwood was impressive as a seventh-round rookie, starting the season opener at Buffalo along with four other members of the 2021 NFL Draft class.
He finished the season with three starts and played in 33% of the team’s defensive snaps, sixth among the team’s defensive backs. He also played on 41% of the team’s special tams snaps, ninth-most on the team.
On the year, Norwood recorded 38 tackles, two tackles for loss, defended four passes and had one interception against the Cleveland Browns, which gave Ben Roethlisberger his victory formation moment in his final game at Heinz Field.
College: Norwood started five games as a true freshman in 2017 before become a full-time starter in 2018, his most productive season. In 14 games, he recorded 38 tackles, two tackles for loss, one sack, one interception and defended five passes.
He missed the entire 2019 season with an injury suffered in training camp, but returned for 2020. He had to work his way back into the starting lineup, but started five of Oklahoma’s last six games and finished the year with five interceptions to lead the Big 12. He returned one for a touchdown.
Camp outlook: Norwood will once again be in the mix for the Steelers at slot cornerback and will also be a backup free safety, though the addition of Damontae Kazee may minimize his usage in that area.
How things shake out in the slot between Norwood, Art Maulet and whether Cam Sutton will spent most of his time inside or outside will all be decided at training camp.
Future: Norwood’s rookie contract is a four-year deal that runs through 2024. He will earn $825,000 in base salary this season.
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