Jim Norton
Courtesy: Idaho Athletic Media Relations
          Release: 05/02/2007
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One of the nation’s top defensive backs in 1958, Jim Norton played football for the Vandals from 1957-59. Norton’s 9 interceptions in 1958 were the most in the nation and his 217 interception return yards during that time were a school record that lasted nearly 50 years. Norton’s contribution wasn’t only on the defensive side of the ball, as he led the team in receiving in 1958 and 1959 as a tight end. Norton also handled the return duties for the Vandals. One of Norton’s best highlights is his 99-yard interception return for a touchdown against Utah State in 1958, which stood as a school record until 1997.

 

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