With the Dolphins giving him a non-football injury designation, it enables the team to pay Norton's full salary.
Unfortunately, Norton's pro football career ended without playing a down. The defensive tackle played for three years at the University of Miami before getting drafted in the seventh round by the Carolina Panthers in the 2018 NFL Draft. After getting waived, cut, and signed to the Panthers' practice squad, the Dolphins signed Norton to a contract by year's end.
Norton was grateful to even be alive after the life-altering event, and the 22-year-old expressed his desire to organize a blood drive in wake of the accident.