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Chinook's Jake Norby chased a football dream to Europe where he is now locked down

Set to play pro football in Germany, former Lights' LB is experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic abroad


Last updated 4/7/2020 at 7:36am

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

A native of Chinook, Jake Norby decided to forgo his final year of playing for the Montana State University-Northern Lights to play professional football in Germany. Now, though, Norby is in Germany with everything on hold due to COVID-19.

As the world of sports is on its head in Montana, many are experiencing a whirlwind of emotions and working hard in hopes that their sports will return to normal at some point, because right now, COVID-19 has turned everything upside down.

And overseas, Chinook native Jake Norby is experiencing his own trials.

Norby gave up his senior season of football with the Montana State University-Northern Lights because he had a professional season lined up in Germany this summer. He was supposed to play for the Cottbus Crayfish of the German Football League, who he signed with in February.


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