David Norrie


David Norrie
David Norrie
Position(s)
Quarterback
Jersey #(s)
17
Born November 30, 1963 (1963-11-30) (age 47)
Boston, Massachusetts
Career information
Year(s) 19871987
NFL Draft 1986 / Round: 11 / Pick: 291
(By the Seattle Seahawks)
College UCLA
Professional teams
Career stats
TD-INT 1-4
Yards 376
QB Rating 48.4
Stats at NFL.com
Career highlights and awards
  • No notable achievements

David Doherty Norrie (born November 30, 1963 in Boston, Massachusetts) is a former American major college and professional football player who currently works as a college football television game analyst for ESPN and ABC.

He was a four year letterman in football at UCLA from 1982 to 1985. As a senior in 1985, he started at quarterback for the Bruins, leading his team to the Pacific 10 Conference championship and a berth in the 1986 Rose Bowl game against Iowa. Norrie was injured in practice a week before the New Years Day game, and was forced to miss his start at QB in the bowl classic.

During his senior season at UCLA, Norrie led the Pacific 10 Conference in passing and was named First Team Pac 10 All-Academic. In addition, he was nominated that year as one of just two Rhodes Scholarship candidates from UCLA.

Norrie was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the 1986 NFL Draft, and played for the New York Jets in 1987. After spending the entire preseason on the Jets' roster, Norrie started two games at quarterback for the Jets during the 1987 NFL strike.

Norrie got his start as a college football analyst in 1991, working four years as the UCLA color analyst on radio broadcasts for the Bruins. In 1995, Norrie entered college football television broadcasting as a game analyst for Fox Sports Net. He worked four years with the network, announcing Pacific 10 Conference games, as well as occasional game assignments nationally.

Over the last 10 years, Norrie has worked as a television game analyst for ESPN and ABC, announcing games regularly on fall Saturdays in all of the major college football conferences. His assignments for ESPN and ABC have included Texas-Oklahoma, Michigan-Ohio State, Florida-Florida State, Miami-Florida State, USC-UCLA, Virginia Tech-Miami, the Chik-fil-A Peach Bowl, the Capital One Bowl, the Nokia Sugar Bowl and the Rose Bowl.

He attended Jesuit High School in Portland, Oregon and was ranked as one of the top 10 high school football quarterback prospects in the country as a senior, signing a letter of intent with UCLA in the spring of 1981.

Norrie is single, and currently resides in Los Angeles, California and San Francisco, California.