September 19, 2013

Where have they landed? Jeff Norman


By Jocelyn VerVelde, TTU Sports Information Coordinator


COOKEVILLE, Tenn. - This season on The Watson Brown Show, a new segment has been added. "Where have they landed?" focuses on 15 former student-athletes and where their lives have led them following their Tech careers.

Each Watson Brown Show features a two-minute segment where a former student-athlete recalls their time at Tech, tells stories from their lives, and tells where they are now in life.

This segment highlights Jeff Norman, a linebacker at during the 1996 and 1997 seasons. Norman made 62 tackles during his first season at Tech and followed it up with 53 during his senior year. While at Tech for his undergraduate years, Norman studied engineering and earned CoSIDA Academic All-America District IV honors for his efforts. In 2003, after receiving his Ph.D. in environmental chemistry from Tennessee Tech, Norman went home to Lynchburg, Tenn., to carry on the family legacy and started working as a still man at the Jack Daniel's Distillery.

 An extended version (below) of the interview from the Watson Brown Show will be available on YouTube after the shorter segment airs each week.