Norland was the most represented Miami-Dade County school at this year's NFL
Draft when the Vikings had three former players drafted in the top four rounds.
LSU wide receiver Dwayne Bowe headlined the group, chosen in the first round
with the 23rd overall pick by the Kansas City Chiefs.
Linebacker Antwan Barnes of FIU was taken in the fourth round by the
Baltimore Ravens. Earlier in that round, the New England Patriots chose
defensive lineman Kareem Brown from the University of Miami.
All three were members of Norland's 2002 state championship team … the
school's only title in football.
That team had one of the most memorable finishes ever to a state championship game when Sean Bailey hauled in that 61-yard TD pass from Robert Spence to beat Edgewater.