2023 PFN Player Profile: Getting to know Northern Lehigh lineman Jackson Van Norman

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Billy Splain | June 12, 2023


Jackson Van Norman
Center & DE
Northern Lehigh
Class Of 2024
Jersey #55
HT/WT 6’1” 260
Other sports Baseball
All state, 2x All-League
Twitter @JacksonVanNorm2

Coach Joe Tout says “Jackson will be a three year starter at Center. He was a first team all state selection as a junior. Jackson is our anchor on the offensive line. We expect that he will continue to play at a high level as a senior”.


Why do you play football?

Everyone in my family played football and was successful, so that inspired me to start playing and to keep going. I continue to play because I have a love for the sport and to be around the football community.

Who is your favorite sports star and WHY?

Jason Kelce, because I watch him as a center and see everything that he mastered.

Do you have a favorite play you remember the most? Explain:

My favorite play was a double pass that we did against West Catholic. This was my favorite play because it was one of the first plays we ran that game.

What was last years season like for you?

There was a lot of highs and lows. We made history by winning back to back District Championships. That never happened in Northern Lehigh history. I enjoyed the whole season, but it would have been better to play a few more weeks.

What are your goals for this coming season?

My goals are to

Who is the best player you ever lined up against?

Noah Rosahac

What stadium, HS/college/pro would you love to visit for a game?

I would love to visit Beaver Stadium for a game.

What is your favorite Pro team, any sport?

Philadelphia Eagles

What game, yours, college or pro, was your favorite game you watched and why?

My favorite game I watched was USC vs Utah. This was my favorite game to watch because it was back and forth the entire game and it was close at the end.

Describe what the perfect teammate is

My perfect team mate is humble, but will push you to get better and help you through out the season.

Tell everyone why you think football is good for a community

Football is great for a community because it brings people together and enjoy the atmosphere of Friday night Lights. It benefits both the community and the players, especially when it’s a big game, like a rivalry in the stands are packed. There is no way of describing the energy of running out to on the field with a community on your back.

Name one thing that you’d love to do in football that may never happen?

I would love to get a scoop and score

Who is your mentor, the person you want to be like? WHY?

I would say my mentor is my Dad, because he was a great athlete and a great coach. He knows the sport well and teaches me the game. I want to be as successful and more.

What is your favorite practice drill? What is your least favorite practice drill?

I would say my favorite drill is bird dogs and my least favorite is blitz pick up

Preseason Two a Days are: 

Tough, but also fun.

When you aren’t playing, practicing or training for sports, what is your go to activity and why?

My go to activity is fishing.

What is your favorite football memory to date?

My favorite memory is when my teammate Sam Frame Jr scooped up a fumble and almost scored at the end of the Notre Dame game in the 22-23 season.

What is your favorite play to run?

My favorite play is A6 left 48 drive. That’s my favorite play because the line just blocks and dominate the line of scrimmage.

Which one? Sheetz or Wawa


What is your favorite vacation destination?

Rhode Island

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