Former Alabama wide receiver Kevin Norwood is moving up in the coaching ranks. The former 4-star prospect out of Biloxi, Mississippi is joining the Ole Miss Rebels in a support staff role. He joins the Rebels after spending a year year as an offensive quality control coach for the University of Louisiana.

Norwood played for the Crimson Tide from 2009-13, he finished his career with 81 receptions for 1,275 yards and 12 touchdowns for Alabama. The receiver was a part of two SEC championship winning teams and three national championship winning teams.

Some of his most memorable work at Alabama came against the LSU Tigers in 2012.

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Norwood was drafted in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks. He spent the next four years on the fringe of the NFL with the Seahawks, Panthers, Chargers and Giants recording nine career receptions for 102 yards.

Billy Napier, Norwood's former position coach at Alabama, gave him his first coaching opportunity with the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns as an offensive quality control coach, specifically to running backs and receivers.

Norwood was retained by the current Cajuns coach Michael Desormeaux after Napier departed for the University of Florida.

Norwood may have joined an SEC West rival in the Ole Miss Rebels, but the former Alabama receiver is now on the fast track in college coaching.

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