Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Woody Norris

Elwood Adrian Norris

June 18, 1919
Washington, IN 

April 25, 2007
Bloomington, IN

Washington High School - Indiana (High School)
1938-39 Butler University (College)
1939-40 Butler University (College)
1940-41 Butler University (College)
1941-42 Indianapolis Kautskys (NBL)
1942-43 Great Lakes (Navy)
1945-46 Indianapolis Kautskys (NBL)
1946-47 Indianapolis Kautskys (NBL)
1947-48 Indianapolis Kautskys (NBL)

Norris played basketball and football at Butler, and was even offered a contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers but turned it down. He signed with the Kautskys and played a season before serving with the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War 2. He returned to play a few more season for Indianapolis. After his playing days, he worked in the insurance business.
Norris married Virginia Jordan (1921-2013) in 1942, and they had four children: two sons, Jeff and Kim, and two daughters, Jennifer Kreitl and Kelly Grimes.


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