Kendrick Norton update: 'Thanks for the prayers'; GoFundMe started

Former Trinity Christian star lost arm in July 4 car accident

By Justin Barney - Sports Editor
Detroit Lions/AP via CNN

The Miami Dolphins signed defensive lineman Kendrick Norton in December.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Former Trinity Christian football star Kendrick Norton provided his first update since a July 4 car accident that caused him to lose his left arm.

Norton gave a thumbs up sign. 

“I’m good thank you to everyone that checked on me!!! I’m goood (sic) thanks for the prayers to God be the glory,” Norton posted in a caption on his Instagram account. 

Norton, 22, was severely injured in a car crash in Miami that ended his football career. A Ford F250 Norton was driving crashed into a concrete barrier and overturned early on State Road 836 near Miami. His arm was amputated at the scene.

The second-year Miami Dolphins defensive tackle was looking to make the roster after spending most of his rookie season on the Carolina Panthers practice squad. 

Norton was a multi-year force for Trinity Christian, playing on both sides of the ball and helping the Conquerors win back-to-back state championships in 2013-14. 

His agency, First Round Management, started a GoFundMe for Norton with a goal of $150,000. It had raised nearly $5,000 since being launched late Monday. The NFL, according to the GoFundMe update, will pay for Norton’s medical expenses. 

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