UT's regular starting second baseman...Hit .261 with three home runs, 25 RBIs and 14 stolen bases in 53 games, including 48 starts...Opened his Tennessee career in style, posting a 4-for-5 effort with two runs, an RBI and a stolen base in a 16-6 win over Xavier on Feb. 19...Added another run, a walk and another stolen base in the second game of the series...Helped UT complete the sweep of the Musketeers by scoring two runs, nabbing a pair of stolen bases and walking twice...Walked twice and stole a base in UT's 17-1 defeat at the hands of Oregon State on Feb. 26...Added another walk in a 9-2 win the following day after earning his first start in the leadoff position...Came off the bench for the first time as a Volunteer against Eastern Kentucky on March 3, going 1-for-2 with a run scored...Was 1-for-1 with two runs scored off the bench in a 4-3 (11 inn.) victory over Kennesaw State on March 7....Extended his hitting streak to a UT career-best six games with an RBI single at MTSU the following day...It was snapped on March 13, however, when he went 0-for-3 with a walk in a 3-2 win over Connecticut in the Arby's Classic....Walked twice and scored a run in a 13-8 triumph over Marshall on March 14, before adding a hit and an RBI versus Morehead State later in the week...Was 2-for-4 and crossed the plate twice in his first SEC start at South Carolina on March 20...Recorded his first double at UT in a 9-1 win over USC Upstate on March 23...Was 1-for-2 with an RBI on a sac fly against LSU on March 26...Missed the final two games of that series to attend the funeral for his grandmother in Ripley, Tenn...Hit his first home run in a Tennessee uniform on March 31 against Presbyterian College...Went 3-for-7 with three RBIs and two runs scored in that contest as well...Finished 2-for-5 with his second double of the year in a 5-2 road win over Ole Miss on April 3...Extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a 3-for-5, four RBI effort in a 10-6 win over the Rebels the next day and hits versus Western Carolina on April 7 and Florida on April 9 and 10....Saw it end against the Gators on April 11, but he came right back with a 1-for-3 performance and scored two runs against Lipscomb three days later....Was 2-for-5 with a double, a walk and two runs in the series opener at Mississippi State on April 16....Had the first triple of his UT career the next day and knocked in two runs....Helped the Vols to an 18-8 win at Western Carolina on April 21 with a double, his second home run of the season, two walks and three runs scored....Scored three runs once again just six days later against Belmont as he walked three times and stole two bases....Had a hit, an RBI, two stolen bases and scored a run in UT's series-clinching win against Kentucky....Went 2-for-5 with a pair of stolen bases in UT's series-opening win at Georgia...Was 1-for-6 with two runs the next day as the Vols clinched the series with a 25-5 rout....Did not get a hit, but scored two runs in UT's series opener at Auburn after reaching on an error and drawing a walk...Posted a stellar 2-for-3 effort with a home run, three runs scored, two walks and four RBIs against UNC Asheville...Spent his summer in the Cape Cod League where he hit .258 with six stolen bases in 14 games with the Brewster Whitecaps.
JACKSON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Norfork picked up honorable mention All-America accolades from the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and was named to the 2009 Tennessee Junior and Community College Athletic Association (TJCCAA) First Team...As a rookie at Jackson State C.C. he hit .360 with 43 runs scored, 60 hits, 40 RBIs, 14 doubles, four triples, three home runs and 17 stolen bases for the Generals...Once hit for the cycle during his two years at J.S.C.C....Following his scholastic career, Norfork played summer ball in the Kentucky-Illinois-Tennessee (KIT) wooden-bat league for the 2008 Owensboro Oilers (27-20 that season) and was on pace to break the league record for stolen bases until suffering a season-ending injury with 23 thefts in just 21 games.
Graduated from Ripley High School in Ripley, Tenn., where he was coached by Joe Bridges...Played both baseball and basketball in high school...As a senior at Ripley H.S. in 2007, Norfork posted a .480 batting average with four homers on the diamond and tallied 14 points, six rebounds and six assists as a point guard on the hardwood...Played Connie Mack summer ball for the Memphis Tigers in `07, advancing to the Southeast Region Final...Posted a 3.2 GPA and was a member the Beta Club at Ripley H.S....Cousin Ray King went on to a 10-season Major League Baseball career with eight different teams including the Atlanta Braves, Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals...His sister Mercedes currently plays softball for Jackson State C.C....Chose Tennessee from a group of schools that consisted of Memphis, Florida International and Jacksonville State.
Full name is Khayyan Mikhail Norfork...Born January 19, 1989, in Jackson, Tenn....Son of Michael and Angela Norfork...Has one sibling, Mercedes...Recipient of the Jack & Nichole Lindsay Endowment...Academic major: Sport management.