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8 Norkeithus Otis
Otis Otis 748768

2013 - Junior Season
Appeared in all 12 games at bandit and finished with 42 tackles, 11.0 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks, seven quarterback hurries, two forced fumbles and an interception • Had four tackles against Duke • Had three tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss and a sack in the win at Pitt • Had four solo stops, 3.0 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks in the win over Virginia • Despite being limited by injury, had three tackles and shared a tackle for loss in the win at NC State • Finished with three tackles, one quarterback hurry and his first career interception against Miami • Had four stops and shared a tackle for loss at Virginia Tech • Continued his strong start to the season at Georgia Tech, tallying eight tackles (seven solo), two forced fumbles, a pass breakup, 1.5 tackles for loss and his third sack of the year • Had a second dynamic performance in the win over Middle Tennessee, finishing with four tackles, a sack, a QB hurry and a pass breakup • Was all over the field in his first career start at No. 6 South Carolina, posting five tackles, including two tackles for losses and one sack • Also had two quarterback hurries.

2012 – Sophomore Season
Appeared in 10 games at bandit and on special teams • Tallied three tackles, one sack and a forced fumble • Assisted on a tackle against Idaho • Notched his first career sack against East Carolina, an 8-yard stop • Forced a fumble on special teams at Louisville that gave the Tar Heels a chance for an improbable late comeback • Also returned one kickoff for 15 yards against Georgia Tech.

2011 – Freshman Season
Played in seven games at linebacker and on special teams as a true freshman • Had four tackles on the season with three of those coming in a loss at Georgia Tech • Also assisted on a tackle against Wake Forest.

Ashbrook High School
SuperPrep All-America • Member of the Rivals250 team • Considered the No. 9 weakside defensive end in the country and the No. 8 prospect in North Carolina by Rivals.com • Ranked the No. 16 outside linebacker in the country by ESPNU • Ranked the 23 outside linebacker in the country by Scout.com • Member of the Scout 300 • Rated the No. 16 linebacker in the country by SuperPrep • Made 78 tackles, 10 tackles for losses and 6.5 sacks primarily at defensive end as a senior • Recorded 109 tackles, 10 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery as a junior and was named the conference defensive player of the year • Registered 72 tackles, six sacks and one fumble recovery as a sophomore • Coached by Greg Hill.

Guardians are Africa and Eric Otis • Communication studies major • Born Aug. 26, 1992.


Position: Bandit
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 240
Year: Senior
Hometown: Gastonia, N.C.
High School: Ashbrook
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