Marrio Norman Returns to Gladiators
CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League, presented by Unique Home Solutions, were assigned former First-Team All-Arena DB Marrio Norman, the team announced Thursday.
Norman, 30, returns to Cleveland for his second stint with the team after previously spending time with the team from 2013-2015. His first stint in Cleveland was highlighted by the 2014 season when the Gladiators went 17-1, clinched the East Division, won the American Conference Championship, and appeared in ArenaBowl XXVII.
“It feels great to be back,” explained Norman. “I am excited to come in and compete, bring a little tenacity to the defense, and just make plays.”
During the 2014 campaign, the 6’1”, 200 lb. member of the famed ‘No Fly Zone’ secondary played in 17 games, collecting 95.5 tackles and 19 pass break-ups while leading the league with 12 interceptions. His performance on the field earned him First-Team All-Arena honors as a Defensive Back that season.
With the AFL postseason one month away, Norman didn’t hold back when asked what he brings to the squad as the team works to clinch a spot in the playoffs.
“Leadership,” said Norman. “I’ve been around the league for a little while so I know what to expect and I know how to carry myself as a professional. It’s football, you strap up, you put your hard hat on, and you come to work.”
During his four-year career, the Greenwood, SC native has totaled 228 tackles, 41 passes defensed, and 24 interceptions during his time with the Gladiators, Orlando Predators, and Georgia Force.
Norman just recently participated in the Washington Redskins tryout camp and also spent a brief amount of time in training camp with the Baltimore Ravens in 2014. Norman is a graduate of Coastal Carolina University, where he earned First-Team All-Big South in 2007.
There is one more opportunity for fans to experience the Gladiators Tailgate Zone during the final home game of the 2017 regular season as the team hosts “Fan Salute Night,” presented by the Brew Kettle, on Saturday, July 8th. Fans can purchase all-inclusive Tailgate Zone tickets for only $49 by visiting www.clevelandgladiators.com/tailgatezone or by calling (216) 420-2550.
Tickets for every Gladiators home game start at just $10 and are on sale now! Full season ticket memberships are also available and provide you with the best seat locations, custom member benefits and the lowest ticket prices. Fans that sign up to join the 2018 Gladiators Football Alliance by placing an initial payment of $50 will have the opportunity to win their seats for free through the team’s newly-unveiled “Kick For Your Seats” Program.
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