Norrie began his broadcasting career in 1991, working four years as the UCLA radio color analyst. He then entered college football television broadcasting as a game analyst for Fox Sports Net, working four years announcing Pac-10 games on a national level. The 2014 season is Norrie’s third as a color analyst on ESPN Radio’s national game of the week, and continues to work select games as an analyst.
A four-year letterman at UCLA, Norrie led the Bruins to a Pac-10 Championship and a berth in the 1986 Rose Bowl game against Iowa. He was injured in practice a week before the New Year’s Day game, and was forced to miss his start at QB in the bowl. Norrie led the Pac-10 in passing and was named to the Pac-10 All-Academic First Team. In addition, he was named as one of 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. Norrie started two games at quarterback for the Jets during the 1987 preseason, before the NFL strike.
A native of Portland, Ore., Norrie was ranked as one of the top 10 high school football quarterback prospect in the country. A 1986 graduate, he earned a degree in political science.