Junior Season (2012)
Played in all but one match for the Blazers during the 2012 season, starting 18 games ... started the first seven matches of the year for UAB ... registered eight shots on the year and two on net.
Sophomore Season (2011)
Saw action in all 21 contests, making 16 starts at the defensive midfield position ... his 1,561 minutes ranked as the seventh-most minutes played on the season ... selected to the UAB "Soccer For A Cure" Classic All-Tournament team for his role in helping the Blazers to the Classic's championship ... recorded eight shots on the year.
Freshman Season (2010)
Saw action in 12 contests ... scored first career goal in the win over Belmont (9/17) ... played a season-best 29 minutes vs. Alabama A&M (9/26) ... recorded three shots on the year.
Four-year varsity starter at Hoover High School in Birmingham where he was coached by Kris Keplinger ... ranked as the No. 6 player in the South by TopDrawerSoccer.com ... earned a spot in the North-South All-Star contest ... helped team to the 2010 state championship game ... was named all-metro and all-state following his senior season.
Other Soccer Info
Played his club soccer with the Birmingham United Academy Team coached by Eric Dade and Robert Starr ... helped club to the USSDA National Championship.
Born Norris Thurgood Howze II on Sept. 20, 1991 in Hoover, Ala. ... son of Norris Murdine ... one brother, Nic ... Health Relations major ... favorite website is Facebook.com ... favorite movie is Inception, while his favorite actor is Denzel Washington and favorite actress is Angelina Jolie ... if he played another sport, it would be cricket ... most interesting thing about him is he plays the violin and piano ... the biggest influence on his career has been his parents.