Cartevious Norton named Co-Big 12 Newcomer of the Week

The following is a press release from Iowa State Athletics Communications:

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State running back Cartevious Norton has been named the Big 12 Co-Newcomer of the week, along with TCU linebacker Johnny Hodges, the league office announced Monday.

The freshman tailback had a career day with 69 yards on 18 attempts, both career bests, and two touchdowns against West Virginia. Norton grabbed a career-high four receptions for 18 yards, bringing his total to 87 yards from scrimmage in the game.

Norton scored his touchdowns on back-to-back positions as he helped Iowa State close out a 31-14 victory over the Mountaineers.

The Waycross, Georgia native was hampered by injuries early in the season but has seen his usage go up, setting a career high in rushing attempts in consecutive weeks.

This is Norton’s first Big 12 weekly honor.

Iowa State is back in action at Oklahoma State Saturday, kicking off at 2:30 p.m. (CST) on ESPNU.