Testosterone is a crucial hormone for men and plays an important role throughout the male lifespan. Most of a male's testosterone is produced through the testicles. Also called the male sex hormone, testosterone starts playing its part during puberty.
When a male goes through puberty, testosterone helps males develop:
As boys turn to men and men grow older, testosterone levels deplete naturally. Sometimes, events like injuries and chronic health conditions like diabetes can lower testosterone levels. Unfortunately, when a man loses too much T, it results in hypogonadism. When this happens, the testosterone must be replaced, or the male will suffer from symptoms like muscle loss, low libido, and even depression.
TRT is exactly what it sounds like: a treatment option for men that replaces testosterone so that your body regulates hormones properly and restores balance to your life. Also called androgen replacement therapy, TRT alleviates the symptoms that men experience with low T.
Originally lab-synthesized in 1935, testosterone has grown in popularity since it was produced. Today, TRT and other testosterone treatments are among the most popular prescriptions in the U.S.
Without getting too deep into the science, TRT works by giving your body the essential testosterone it needs to function correctly. As the primary androgen for both males and females, testosterone impacts many of the body's natural processes â especially those needed for overall health. For example, men with low T are more prone to serious problems like cardiovascular disease and even type-2 diabetes.
When your body quits making enough testosterone, it causes your health to suffer until a solution is presented. That's where TRT and anti-aging medicine for men can help. TRT helps balance your hormones and replenish your depleted testosterone. With time, your body will begin to heal, and many symptoms like low libido and irritability begin to diminish.
For men, aging is the biggest contributor to lower testosterone levels, though there are other causes like obesity, drug abuse, testicular injuries, and certain prescribed medications. Sometimes, long-term health conditions like AIDS, cirrhosis of the liver, and kidney disease can lower testosterone levels.
When a man's testosterone levels drop significantly, it alters his body's ratio of estrogen and testosterone. Lower testosterone levels cause more abdominal fat, which in turn results in increased aromatase, which converts even more testosterone into estrogen.
If you're concerned that you might have low T, you're not alone. Millions of men in the U.S. feel the same way. The best way to find out if your testosterone is low is to get your levels tested.
For sustainable testosterone replacement therapy benefits, you must consult with hormone doctors and experts like those you can find at Global Life Rejuvenation. That way, you can find the root cause of your hormone problems, and our team can craft a personalized HRT plan tailored to your needs.
One of the most common reasons that men choose TRT is because they have lost that "spark" with their partner. It's not easy for a man to hear that they're not performing like they used to. Intimacy is a powerful part of any relationship. When a once-healthy sex life dwindles, it can cause serious relationship issues.
The good news is that low libido doesn't have to be a permanent problem. TRT and anti-aging medicines help revert hormone levels back into their normal range. When this happens, many men have a more enjoyable life full of intimacy and sex drive.
Weak erections â it's an uncomfortable subject for many men in the U.S. to talk about. It's even worse to experience first-hand. You're in the midst of an intimate moment, and you can't do your part. Despite being perfectly normal, many men put blame and shame upon themselves when they can't achieve an erection. And while the inability to perform sexually can be caused by poor diet, obesity, and chronic health conditions, low testosterone is often a contributing factor.
Fortunately, weak erections are a treatable condition. The best way to regain your confidence and ability in bed is to speak with your doctor. Once any underlying conditions are discovered, options like TRT may be the best course of treatment.
Do you find it harder and harder to work out and lift weights in the gym? Are you having problems lifting heavy items that you once had no problem lifting?
Recent studies show that when men are inactive, they lose .5% of muscle strength every year, from ages 25 to 60. After 60, muscle loss doubles every decade. While some muscle loss is common as men age, a significant portion can be tied to low testosterone levels. When a man's T levels drop, so does his muscle mass.
Testosterone is a much-needed component used in gaining and retaining muscle mass. That's why many doctors prescribe TRT Norwood, NJ, for men having problems with strength. One recent study found that men who increased their testosterone levels using TRT gained as much as 2.5 pounds of muscle mass.
Whether your gym performance is lacking, or you can't lift heavy items like you used to, don't blame it all on age. You could be suffering from hypogonadism.
If you're like millions of other men in their late 20s and 30s, dealing with hair loss is a reality you don't want to face. Closely related to testosterone decline and hormone imbalances, hair loss is distressing for many men. This common symptom is often related to a derivative of testosterone called DHT. Excess amounts of DHT cause hair follicles to halt their production, causing follicles to die.
Because hair located at the front and crown is more sensitive to DHT, it grows slower than other follicles and eventually stops growing permanently. Thankfully, TRT and anti-aging treatments for men in Norwood, NJ, is now available to address hair loss for good.
While it's true that you can't change your genes, you can change the effects of low testosterone on your body. Whether you're suffering from thinning hair or hair loss across your entire head, TRT and other hormone therapies can stop hair loss and even reverse the process.
Also called "man boobs," gynecomastia is essentially the enlargement of male breast tissue. This increase in fatty tissue is often caused by hormonal imbalances and an increase in estrogen. For men, estrogen levels are elevated during andropause. Also called male menopause, andropause usually happens because of a lack of testosterone.
If you're a man between the ages of 40 and 55, and you're embarrassed by having large breasts, don't lose hope. TRT is a safe, effective way to eliminate the underlying cause of gynecomastia without invasive surgery. With a custom HRT and fitness program, you can bring your testosterone and estrogen levels back to normal before you know it.
Decreased energy was once considered a normal part of aging. Today, many doctors know better. Advances in technology and our understanding of testosterone show that low T and lack of energy often go hand-in-hand.
If you're struggling to enjoy activities like playing with your kids or hiking in a park due to lack of energy, it could be a sign of low T. Of course, getting tired is perfectly normal for any man. But if you're suffering from continual fatigue, a lack of enjoyment, or a decrease in energy, it might be time to speak with a doctor.
Whether you're having a tough time getting through your day or can't finish activities you used to love, TRT could help.
A study from 2011 showed that men who lose a week's worth of sleep can experience lowered testosterone levels â as much as 15%, according to experts. Additional research into the topic found almost 15% of workers only get five hours of sleep (or less) per night. These findings suggest that sleep loss negatively impacts T levels and wellbeing.
The bottom line is that men who have trouble sleeping often suffer from lower testosterone levels as a result. If you find yourself exhausted at the end of the day but toss and turn all night long, you might have low T.
TRT and anti-aging medicines can restore your T levels back to normal, which can help you sleep better with proper diet and exercise.
You're feeling down about everything, and there's no solid explanation for why you're in such a crummy mood. Your daily life is great and full of success, but you can't help but feel unexcited and unmotivated. If you're experiencing symptoms like these, you may be depressed â and it may stem from low testosterone.
A research study from Munich found that men with depression also commonly had low testosterone levels. This same study also found that depressed men had cortisol levels that were 67% higher than other men. Because higher cortisol levels lead to lower levels of testosterone, the chances of severe depression increase.
Depression is a very real disorder and should always be diagnosed and treated by your doctor. One treatment option gaining in popularity is TRT for depression. Studies show that when TRT is used to restore hormone levels, men enjoy a lighter, more improved mood. That's great news for men who are depressed and have not had success with other treatments like anti-depression medicines, which alter the brain's chemistry.
Ask anyone over the age of 50 how their memory is, and they'll tell you it wasn't what it used to be. Memory loss and lack of concentration occur naturally as we age â these aren't always signs of dementia or Alzheimer's.
However, what many men consider a symptom of age may be caused by low testosterone. A 2006 study found that males with low T levels performed poorly on cognitive skill tests. These results suggest that low testosterone may play a part in reducing cognitive ability. If you're having trouble staying on task or remembering what your schedule is for the day, it might not be due to your age. It might be because your testosterone levels are too low. If you're having trouble concentrating or remembering daily tasks, it could be time to talk to your doctor.
Why? The aforementioned study found that participating men experienced improved cognitive skills when using TRT.
Even though today's society is more inclusive of large people, few adults enjoy gaining weight as they age. Despite their best efforts, many men just can't shed the extra pounds around their midsections, increasing their risk of heart disease and cancer.
Often, male weight gain is caused by hormone imbalances that slow the metabolism and cause weight to pile on. This phase of life is called andropause and happens when there is a lack of testosterone in the body. Couple that with high cortisol levels, and you've got a recipe for flabby guts and double chins.
Fortunately, TRT treatments and physician-led weight loss programs can correct hormone imbalances and lead to healthy weight loss for men.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Benefits of Sermorelin include:
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it is suitable for both men and women. It provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies, boosting patients' overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life. When growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits.
Some of those benefits include:
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A Norwood Public School teacher caught fourth-grader Keira Lewis picking up dropped pencils and helping her classmates with their math work. Another teacher caught second-grader Rory Neals cleaning up spilled water in the classroom.“I saw they needed help, so I helped them,” Rory said as he recalled the day his kindness was rewarded with a trip to the school’s book-filled vending machine.When Rory went to the new machine, he dispensed “The Bad Guys,” a book series about a group of animals who go on...
A Norwood Public School teacher caught fourth-grader Keira Lewis picking up dropped pencils and helping her classmates with their math work. Another teacher caught second-grader Rory Neals cleaning up spilled water in the classroom.
“I saw they needed help, so I helped them,” Rory said as he recalled the day his kindness was rewarded with a trip to the school’s book-filled vending machine.
When Rory went to the new machine, he dispensed “The Bad Guys,” a book series about a group of animals who go on good deed quests to prove they’re the good guys. Keira selected “The Cool Bean,” a book about an uncool bean that reminds children it’s cool to be kind.
With the unveiling of its new book-dispensing vending machine, the school in Bergen County launched “Caught Being Kind,” an initiative aimed at recognizing and rewarding Norwood students for their random acts of kindness.
Every week Norwood teachers recognize students’ kind acts by rewarding them with a gold token they can use to choose an item from the vending machine. Instead of snacks or soft drinks, this machine is filled with books — with nearly 300 titles available.
The vending machine, which was unveiled in September, is helping to cultivate a culture of kindness and promote literacy at the school, according to Harold Abraham, principal of the Norwood Public School’s grades kindergarten to 4.
“It motivates me to be more kind,” said Keira when reflecting on a time she got caught being kind and it was announced on the school’s loudspeaker. “Sometimes they announce it and it makes me feel good and it makes me smile.”
In addition to having their names announced over the PA system, students who are caught are given a certificate. Also, Abraham personally makes a phone call to the student’s home to share the news with their family.
“So often when administration calls home, the response is: ‘What did he do?’ ‘What did she do?’ ‘Are they in trouble?’ ‘Are they okay?,’” the principal said. “I think that mindset is starting to shift because parents are getting used to getting positive phone calls.”
So far, more than 100 students have been caught being kind, and the school administration plans to recognize 250 more by the end of the year.
The vending machine is placed at the front entrance of the school and is filled with colorful, diverse books gifted by the PTO and selected by the school’s educators, whom as Abraham said, have a great sense of what their students like.
Norwood Public School superintendent, Kevin Ulmer, was excited to green light the kindness program brought forth by the school’s administration.
When compiling the list of books for the vending machine, teachers made sure the selections would resonate and appeal to every student and their different backgrounds, said Norwood first-grade teacher Kerri Marano.
“Kids are really excited to go to the vending machine, come back with their books show the class, and it really just spreads this contagious act of kindness throughout all of Norwood,” Marano said.
The parent of two Norwood elementary students, Russell Makofsky, received a call from school administration about both his daughters’ acts of kindness, and said his children were excited when they were recognized.
Makofsky is also a chess game educator in the New York City public school district. A book that he’s featured in called, “My Name Is Tani … and I Believe in Miracles,” will soon be one of the vending machine’s newest editions.
It’s a true story written by Tani, an 8-year-old Nigerian refugee who became the number one chess player in New York after just one year of playing and being taught by Makofsky.
“My two daughters, they think their dad’s a superhero, because a book he’s in is going to be in the front of the school,” Makofsky said with a laugh.
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(ARTFIXdaily.com) NORWOOD, N.J. – New Jersey’s estate specialists, Sterling Associates, will host a November 9, 2022 art and antiques auction featuring a carefully vetted selection of goods from estates and upscale residences in the Garden State and beyond. The boutique auction comprising 178 lots includes an eclectic array of fine and decorative art, furniture, clocks, watches and fine jewelry. Absentee and Internet live bidding is availab...
NORWOOD, N.J. – New Jersey’s estate specialists, Sterling Associates, will host a November 9, 2022 art and antiques auction featuring a carefully vetted selection of goods from estates and upscale residences in the Garden State and beyond. The boutique auction comprising 178 lots includes an eclectic array of fine and decorative art, furniture, clocks, watches and fine jewelry. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
The auction includes more than 60 lots of art, including several well-executed portraits. One of them is an oil-on-canvas portrait of a gentleman from Dublin, Ireland. The 34- by 39-inch (framed) painting has writing on verso that shows the sitter’s lineage, including possible identification of the man as G.L. McEntee III. It is estimated at $600-$800.
A beautiful nocturnal autumn landscape by Hudson Mindell Kitchell (NY/NJ/RI, 1862-1944) is artist-signed and measures 23 by 19 inches (framed). Its colors are deep green and brown, with a luminescent golden sky, an expression of Kitchell’s leaning toward Tonalism. This attractive painting by an accomplished artist who exhibited at the Society of Independent Artists in the 1920s is estimated at $600-$800.
Several interesting sculptures will be offered, led by a Steven Weinberg (b. 1954-) glass cube sculpture with architectural cutouts and internal decoration having a botanical theme. It measures 9 by 9 by 9 inches and is signed and dated 09060. This intriguing form is expected to sell in the $1,500-$2,000 range.
An Eric Hilton etched glass sculpture measures 18 by 12 by 14 inches. It is signed and dated ’93 and will cross the auction block with an $800-$1,200 estimate.
A dramatic bronze depicting a nude woman reclining is the work of California sculptor Richard MacDonald (b. 1946-). It is signed and dated 2010 and measures 13 by 10 by 5.5 inches. The work is from a very small edition and is marked 6/6. Estimate: $800-$1,200
A very high standard of artistry is obvious in an unusual coffee table whose oval glass top is supported by a three-dimensional mermaid figure. The patinated bronze mermaid has a dreamy expression on her face and lies on her ventral side, with arms behind her as though swimming. Her flipper curves upward and over the glass to create an artistically striking furniture design. Throughout, the mermaid is highly detailed, with scales of graduating size. For those who like statement pieces, this table fits the bill. It is estimated at $500-$700.
Quite a different style of table is entered as lot 93. It is a 19th-century carved-wood production with a white marble and terracotta-color scagliola top adorned with a foliate-and-floral motif. A center table measuring 43 inches in diameter, it is estimated at $1,200-$1,500.
As Daylight Saving Time comes to an end, many will have their minds on clocks and watches. For the many who enjoy horological antiques, Sterling Associates is pleased to present several clocks of different styles and eras, from a large Howard & Davis (Boston) hanging regulator clock, $1,500-$2,000; to a George Nelson for Herman Miller Lucite and brass wall clock, $200-$400.
There are eight pocket watches – including a Chinese key-wind silver example with Chinese markings, $300-$400; a Russian 15-jewel key-wind silver “Dinamo” marked for the Russian market, $300-$400; and four wristwatches of unusual geometric form. A GE Hamilton Electric “Pacer” of irregular triangular form carries a $400-$600 estimate.
“In every estate we visit, we find the unexpected,” said Stephen D’Atri, owner of Sterling Associates. “This time we came across a Keystone Packard pressed-steel wrecker truck that appears to be all original. Some antique toy collector is going to be very happy with this discovery.” Its auction estimate is $250-$400.
Another surprising estate find is an 1821 ship’s log and ledger which is offered together with a 1901-1902 Lloyds Yacht Register whose cover bears the name E.L. COMFORT ESQ. The logbook contains hand-inscribed names, places, latitudes and longitudes, making it a fascinating witness to marine history. Lot estimate: $400-$600
Sterling Associates’ November 9, 2022 Fall Art & Antiques Auction will begin at 5pm US Eastern Time. Sterling Associates, Inc., is a full-service brick-and-mortar auction house. Their auctions are conducted online, exactly like a gallery auction, but without a live audience in attendance. Bidders may participate absentee or live via the Internet through LiveAuctioneers. All items may be previewed at Sterling Associates’ gallery by appointment only. Winning bidders have the option of picking up their auction purchases at Sterling Associates’ premises at 537 Broadway, Norwood, NJ 07648. Alternatively, goods can be shipped anywhere in the world.
For additional information on any item, call 201-768-1140 or email [email protected] . Online: http://www.antiquenj.com. View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.com.
Sterling Associates, Inc., is a full-service brick-and-mortar auction house. The company’s “hybrid” auctions are conducted online, exactly like a live auction, but without a live audience in attendance. Bidders may participate absentee, by phone or live via the Internet through LiveAuctioneers or Invaluable. All items may be previewed prior to auction day at the gallery. Also, all goods won in the auction can be picked up at Sterling Associates’ satellite warehouse located around the corner from the gallery at 70 Herbert Ave., Closter, NJ 07624
Dear Editor:My most important title in Hoboken is mom. My two children are thriving at Brandt Elementary School in the Hoboken Public School District. I have regularly attended Hoboken Board of Education meetings since they started in the PreK program, and I have witnessed first-hand the incredible progress that has been made in the District under the leadership of Superintendent Dr Christine Johnson with the support of the Board of Education Trustees.Leadership That Listens is a slate of experienced, knowledgeable, thoughtful,...
My most important title in Hoboken is mom. My two children are thriving at Brandt Elementary School in the Hoboken Public School District. I have regularly attended Hoboken Board of Education meetings since they started in the PreK program, and I have witnessed first-hand the incredible progress that has been made in the District under the leadership of Superintendent Dr Christine Johnson with the support of the Board of Education Trustees.
Leadership That Listens is a slate of experienced, knowledgeable, thoughtful, long-time District parents. Leslie Norwood, Antonio Grana, and Alex De La Torre took the time to provide and publish a detailed platform that includes increased transparency and accountability, a focus on improving academic results, increased community outreach, improving facilities, and student safety. Leadership That Listens took the time to participate in the Moms Demand Action gunsense candidate survey to commit to governing with gun safety in mind and earned the Gunsense Candidate Distinction. Further, the Hoboken Education Association (HEA) - a group of education professionals committed to the betterment of the Hoboken Public Schools - has endorsed the Leadership That Listens slate.
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Based on information that I have reviewed regarding other candidates' personal opinions, as shared on public forums, I have concerns about how these opinions will shape decisions that these alternative candidates will make, if elected to the Board. To be clear – this isn’t about partisan politics or personal attacks – this is about accountability for fringe policy positions, a questioning of science, and a lack of regard for medical advice - positions that run counter to the welfare of our children, teachers, and larger community.
I strongly believe that the Leadership That Listens’ civic engagement, volunteer record, and knowledge of the issues is stronger and more robust than any of the candidates in this election cycle. I also believe that residents should do their own research about past statements made by some of the other candidates running for election that give clear indications about their views on science and data – some of these public comments, which I believe are more than fair to assess, are deeply concerning. I believe that a respect for science and a commitment to following public health regulations are critical concepts for candidates who wish to make decisions that impact children. Ultimately, I trust that Leslie Norwood, Antonio Grana, and Alex De La Torre will be Board of Education Trustees who make decisions based on sound judgment and fact. On November 8th, I encourage you to do what is best for the Hoboken Public School District and vote for Norwood, Grana, and De La Torre – 2i, 3i, and 4i.
Dear Editor:I first met Leslie in 2017 when she joined our non-profit team as a volunteer looking to "make a difference in the lives of kids and families in Hoboken." For some background, I am co-founder, and current co-president of the Hoboken Public Education Foundation, a non-profit that has been raising private funds for the Hoboken Public District Schools since 2015.When Leslie first joined HPEF, she had two young kids who had not yet reached kindergarten, but she shared the same vested interest as the rest of ou...
I first met Leslie in 2017 when she joined our non-profit team as a volunteer looking to "make a difference in the lives of kids and families in Hoboken." For some background, I am co-founder, and current co-president of the Hoboken Public Education Foundation, a non-profit that has been raising private funds for the Hoboken Public District Schools since 2015.
When Leslie first joined HPEF, she had two young kids who had not yet reached kindergarten, but she shared the same vested interest as the rest of our team in helping to make the Hoboken Public Schools the very best they could be.
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Leslie immediately left an impression on me as a genuine, honest, and hard-working individual. She showed up every week and actively participated in team calls. Team call agendas included a variety of topics where board member input was solicited in order to capture the ideas and opinions of the entire team - such as team changes, operational needs, events planning and fundraising initiatives. Leslie would respectfully listen to the rest of the team members and hear their opinions and thoughts. Sometimes she would ask for more information to form an opinion, but there was never a call I can remember where Leslie would not voice an opinion. She was not afraid to share a contrarian view even if it meant standing her ground and asking for more time to talk it through. Leslie also understood that knowledge is power and if she felt passionate about a particular topic, she would conduct her own research to back up her position. Leslie is very sensitive to the needs of the broader Hoboken community and would go outside the parent community to cite something she had read in the local or national news and how we might want to consider various interests as we proceeded with our events and fundraising activities.
If asked to use one word that drives Leslie, I would say it's integrity. Integrity drives every encounter and every decision Leslie makes. As a securities lawyer, it certainly matches the job profile, but moral code is also deeply embedded in Leslie’s approach to everything she does.
As a board member in more recent years, Leslie has felt a strong responsibility to help serve those who may need more. Leslie cares deeply about supporting diversity and equity, and in particular, children with special needs and families of lower income. Every HPEF board member gets to vote on initiatives we fund for the district. Leslie was not afraid to vote "no" on initiatives she didn’t feel furthered academic progress. Orton-Gillingham teacher training was something Leslie proposed and fiercely supported, as a project that would benefit all children learning to read. HPEF funded this initiative this school year for 1/2 of all teachers grades K-2 with the other half planned for next school year.
Currently, Leslie is taking a hiatus from her board member duties to focus on campaign activities. In the event that Leslie is elected to the role of Hoboken BOE, she will immediately step down as board member of HPEF as directed by our by-laws. And while her election to the BOE would leave a big hole to fill within our organization and leadership, I know that there is no one more fit for the role of BOE member.
Leslie will work hand in hand with Dr. Johnson and the rest of the Board of Education to make sure that Hoboken's children remain central in every decision made. It is their progress, and their successes by which she will measure herself. Please join me in voting for Leslie Norwood for Hoboken Board of Education on November 8th.
Jackie Dowd, Hoboken resident, Proud parent of a 9th grader at Hoboken High School; Co-Founder and Co-President of Hoboken Public Education Foundation (HPEF)
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Illinois transfer running back Jakari Norwood will be joining the Temple football team during the first week of preseason camp, Coach Stan Drayton told OwlsDaily at the Temple Takeover event in Ocean City, N.J., on Sunday afternoon. Norwood is the only spring signee who is not yet part of the 2022 roster.“He had some obligations...
Illinois transfer running back Jakari Norwood will be joining the Temple football team during the first week of preseason camp, Coach Stan Drayton told OwlsDaily at the Temple Takeover event in Ocean City, N.J., on Sunday afternoon. Norwood is the only spring signee who is not yet part of the 2022 roster.
“He had some obligations to fulfill for his graduation from Illinois, he had an internship to complete that went throughout the summer,” Drayton said. “He’ll be here the first week of camp.”
The speedy running back from Pompano Beach, Fla., announced on May 1st that he was transferring to Temple. He said at the time that he expected to arrive in Philadelphia in July.
With Norwood’s slightly delayed arrival, the Owls will start preseason camp with just four scholarship running backs and two returning walk-ons on the roster. Redshirt junior Iverson Clement was moved to cornerback following spring practice and veteran backup Kyle Dobbins transferred to Western Illinois. (Coincidentally, the first scholarship offer that Norwood announced after entering the transfer portal in January was from Western Illinois.)
“The beauty of technology these days, keeping him up to date via Zoom calls, he’s been talking to his position coach every day,” Drayton said of Norwood’s summer prep work. “He’s getting the install. He’s getting caught up that way. But we haven’t had our chance to put our hands on him. But there’s been constant communication, and in today’s world that closes the gap a little bit.
“But there’s nothing like putting your hands on a kid, being able to put your arm around him every day. We miss that piece of it. He’s been through this before. He’s played football at a high level and we expect he’ll pick up where he left off.”
In 2021, Norwood saw regular action with the Fighting Illini in the first half of the season, totaling 21 carries for 114 yards in the first five games, which included his first career start against UTSA in week two. His playing time was limited in the second half of the season. He played in three of the final six games and finished the year with 27 carries for 120 yards.
Norwood was a top performer in the 100-meter dash and 200-meter dash at Deerfield Beach High School and rated among the top 100 running backs in the nation when he signed with Illinois in December 2017. Over the course of his college career, he bulked up his 5-10 frame from 158 pounds to 186 pounds, which helped earn him more playing time after filling a limited role his first few years.
He got into three games as a true freshman, totaling five carries for 29 yards as he maintained his redshirt status. As a redshirt freshman, he had 10 carries in the first two games against Akron and UConn and broke off a career-best 50-yard run against the Huskies. But his playing time was limited in Big Ten play and he finished the year with 15 carries for 94 yards. He played in just one game in the COVID season, then reemerged this past season after Illinois made a coaching change.
Norwood is the fourth former Illinois player to transfer to Temple in the past three years, following in the footsteps of long snapper Ron Gaines, running back Ra'Von Bonner, and linebacker Jacob Hollins.
“It felt good coming in knowing guys already and getting their perspective on things,” he said at the time he picked Temple. “So it wasn’t just listening to what the coaches were saying, it was also listening to what the players were saying.”
Norwood is a cousin of Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson.
Bill Evans contributed to this story.