Valparaiso University sophomore Griffin Norberg (Sunrise, Fla./Western) has been named to the Preseason All-Pioneer Football League Team, as announced by the PFL today.
Norberg returns for his second season as a Crusader after earning Honorable Mention All-PFL accolades as a freshman. Norberg, who was an All-League selection at fullback, saw action in the H-back role for the Crusaders during his rookie season, hauling in 16 passes for 138 yards. He found the end zone on the receiving end of touchdown passes twice in league play, including the game-winning touchdown in the Crusaders’ win at Davidson.
Norberg is one of two returnees for this year’s Valpo squad who comes off an Honorable Mention All-PFL campaign last season, as senior J.J. Nunes (Baltimore, Md./Baltimore Lutheran) looks to anchor the Crusaders’ defensive backfield. Norberg, Nunes and the Crusaders kick off the 2016 season on Sept. 3 as they travel to Illinois State.