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Super 30: Norman's George Kittle no longer new kid on the block

BY ROBERT PRZYBYLO Staff Writer Modified: June 24, 2011 at 5:48 pm •  Published: June 24, 2011

Kittle has gone from being known as Bruce's son to standing out on his own. George Kittle, who can play either wide receiver or defensive back, already has an offer from Air Force. Kittle had 23 receptions for 260 yards and five touchdowns last season, and he also had five interceptions on defense.

“He's a big leader for us,” running back Donovan Roberts said. “He understands the game so well and knows where everybody has to be.”

Kittle is the perfect symbol for the Norman team from last year. Like Kittle, nothing much was expected from the Tigers last year. But like Kittle, Norman surpassed everybody's expectations.

And now like Kittle, not content to just be good — time to be great. Norman snuck up on teams last year. That won't be the case this season.

Though Norman put itself back on the football map in 2010, Kittle said there are a couple of games circled on the calendar: Jenks and Broken Arrow.

The Tigers had to travel to both sites last year. The east side powers are coming to Harve Collins Field this time around.

“They're going to have to make the long bus ride, and they're going to have to be ready for our atmosphere,” Kittle said. “Our fans are awesome, and it's something we're really looking forward to.”