Ever since then, I've wanted to interview Norv about his private life as a Dad. Something I know isn't easy for such a private guy, but he agreed, just in time for Father's Day. So, I went to his house and sat down with Norv and Nancy, who couldn't have been more open about raising their children. And how life in the NFL not only shaped their world, but shaped their children.
1. Lead by Example
2. Be a Good Sport
3. Huddle Up
4. Work Hard
5. Chase the dream, not the dollar
To elaborate and sum up...Norv says he believes in living by example and talking less. Being a good sport about life's ups and downs. Huddle up with the family every chance you get and stick together. Work hard at everything you do. Chase your passions and not the cash, material things are immaterial. And finally, the NFL is always about "the next season" or "the next game", so stay competitive at whatever you do by continuing to set goals.
Norv says football has given his kids a great education. It sounds like it's given him one too.