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TheEnigma 05-14-2010 03:28 PM

Former Saint Norman Hand has died
 
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WALTERBORO, SC (WCSC) - Former Walterboro star and NFL player Norman Hand died Friday morning in Colleton County at the age of 37. A cause of death has not been released by the county coroner.

Hand was an honorable mention All-American by Parade Magazine and USA Today his senior season at Walterboro. He was also named the SCHSL Defensive Lineman of the Year in 1990.

He went on to play at the University of Mississippi after transferring from Itawamba Junior College. He had 3.5 sacks his senior year with the Rebels and was a second team All-SEC selection.

From there, Hand was drafted in the fifth round of the NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins in 1995 and went on to have a 10 year career in the league playing with the San Diego Chargers, New Orleans Saints, Seattle Seahawks and the New York Giants.

He ended his pro career after the 2004 season with 22.5 sacks and 2 interceptions.

Hand was the first football player to reach the NFL from Walterboro.

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strato 05-14-2010 03:30 PM

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No..he was too young..this is terrible....

saintfan 05-14-2010 03:33 PM

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Horrible.

Pete 05-14-2010 03:40 PM

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Man down..... He put in some quality snaps for us. Saint forever

VillainAgain 05-14-2010 03:46 PM

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awwww i must say reading the thread title i was shocked, i remember i used to beast with him in madden i owned the sack records during franchises, i remember having 42 sacks in 1 season with the guy so sad to hear it, im glad he got to see the Saints party with the lombardi

woody 05-14-2010 04:01 PM

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bummer

FatCitySaint 05-14-2010 04:03 PM

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Man I really liked Big Wiggle!!! I remember being sad when he left the team....now he has left the earth....sux man...RIP big guy!:(

neugey 05-14-2010 04:34 PM

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RIP big guy. Way way too young

SmashMouth 05-14-2010 04:59 PM

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Rip big wiggle!

exile 05-14-2010 05:33 PM

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Dang!!! C'mon man! What a great guy Hand was on and off the field. RIP Norm.


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