|Date of birth:||September 4, 1972|
|Place of birth:||Queens, New York|
|NFL Draft:||1995 / Round: 5 / Pick: 158|
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New Orleans Saints
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Norman L. Hand (born September 4, 1972 in Queens New York) is a former American football defensive tackle in the National Football League. He last played with the New York Giants in 2004. He has also played with the Seattle Seahawks, the New Orleans Saints, the San Diego Chargers, and the Miami Dolphins. With the Saints, Hand was part of a defensive line nicknamed "The Heavy Lunch Bunch", along with fellow 325-pounders Martin Chase and Grady Jackson.
At Walterboro High School in Walterboro, South Carolina, Hand earned three letters in football, and also played baseball. As a senior, he was an honorable mention All-America selection by Parade and USA Today, and was the South Carolina High School Defensive Lineman of the Year. As a junior tight end, he caught 25 passes for 526 yards (21.04 yards per reception average).
Norman Hand was a two-year starter at the University of Mississippi, after transferring from Itawamba Junior College in Mississippi. As a senior, he posted 3.5 sacks, 61 tackles (three for losses), one interception, and one fumble recovery, and was a second team All-SEC selection. At Itawamba Junior College, he finished his two-year career with 18 sacks, 135 tackles, with 33 tackles for losses, four forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries.