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Outback Bowl 2013: Dennis Norfleet expected to get playing time at cornerback

The former running back will get on the field in the Outback Bowl as a cornerback, but it may not be very often.

Mike DiNovo-US PRESSWIRE

Dennis Norfleet began this season as a running back and kick returner for the Michigan Wolverines. However, the freshman switched to cornerback after the regular season ended, and head coach Brade Hoke said Norfleet will see some time on the field at corner in the Outback Bowl. Hoke did not really elaborate on how many plays Norfleet would get on the field for.

Norfleet's inclusion in the defensive gameplan may have been accelerated by the suspension of starting cornerback J.T. Floyd. Courtney Avery and Raymon Taylor are expected to start, but the team will cycle in a few others as the situation dictates.

The Detroit native only recorded two rushes for 13 yards this year, but returned 34 kicks and averaged over 23 yards per return.

The Wolverines and South Carolina Gamecocks face off in the Outback Bowl on New Years Day at 1 p.m. The Gamecocks are six point favorites, according to Oddsshark.com.