Pettis Norman

Inducted: 2024

  • Native of Georgia, grew up in Charlotte (NC)
  • Started four seasons at Johnson C. Smith University, earning All-CIAA and Currier All-American honors as a senior
  • The top male and female student athletes at his alma mater now receive the Pettis Norman Award
  • Played for the Dallas Cowboys from 1962-1970 and the San Diego Chargers from 1971-73 (co-captain in 1972)
  • Regarded as one of the league’s top blocking tight ends, starting 122 of his 162 career games and finishing with 183 receptions for 2,492 yards and 15 touchdowns