David Norrie
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1963-11-30) November 30, 1963 (age 56)
Place of birth: Boston, Massachusetts
Career information
College: UCLA
NFL Draft: 1986 / Round: 11 / Pick: 291
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Seattle Seahawks ( 1986)*
Career highlights and awards
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TD-INT     1-4
Yards     376
QB Rating     48.4
Stats at

David Doherty Norrie (born November 30, 1963) 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.

For about a decade Norrie worked as a television game analyst for ESPN and ABC, announcing games on fall Saturdays in all of the major college football conferences. His assignments for ESPN and ABC 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. Since 2010 Norrie has been the analyst for the ESPN radio game of the week.

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 currently resides in Los Angeles, California and San Francisco, California with his fiancée.

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