|Birth: ||Jan. 23, 1966|
|Death: ||Nov. 24, 1989|
Atlanta Falcons rookie offensive tackle Ralph Norwood was killed this morning when his car left the road and hit a tree, Gwinnett County police said. Mr. Norwood, 23, apparently died instantly of massive head and chest injuries, said Officer Roger DeWitt of the Gwinnett County Police Department.
The time of the accident is unknown. There were no passengers in the car, and Mr. Norwood was not wearing a shoulder harness at the time of the accident, which occurred on Satellite Boulevard in Gwinnett County. He was apparently asleep at the wheel when his vehicle left the road and hit a tree, authorities said.
An occasionally reluctant athlete who grew up favoring slam dunks over drive blocks, a football player who would cry before big games, Ralph Norwood's sports career ended before it ever got the chance to mature. "A good, personable kid. He had everything in front of him, everything. He was going to play a long time as a tackle in this league," Jim Hanifan, Atlanta Falcons' assistant head coach/offense said Friday.
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