2003: A power hitter who saw the most playing time among the freshmen ... Began season at first base before finishing at third ... Appeared in 50 games, making 48 starts (32 at third, 14 at first, two as DH) ... Started 14 pre-conference games at first before moving to third for the remainder of the season ... Batted anywhere from fourth to eighth in the line up ... Finished second on team with six home runs while posting a .276 average with eight doubles and 26 RBI ... Saw his numbers improve in SEC play where he hit .311 with three home runs and 15 RBI ... Had three solo home runs, two two-run blasts and one three-run shot ... He slugged a three-run home run in his first collegiate at-bat versus Morehead State 2/7 ... Batted .264 versus left-handers, .282 against right-handers and .298 with runners in scoring position ... Had 10 two-out RBI ... Record 14-multi-hit games while tying for the team lead with eight multi-RBI contests ... Posted a season-high five-game hitting streak from 2/14-3/1 ... Had a marked improvement with the bat as he hit .321 over the last 26 games.
HIGH SCHOOL: Rated as the No. 10 prospect in the state by Baseball America ... Played third base at Germantown High School in Germantown, Tenn. ... Was a two-time All-District, All-County and All-Region honoree ... Batted .345 during senior campaign with five doubles, three triples, three home runs and 32 RBI ... Also posted a 4-0 mark on the mound with a 2.39 ERA and two saves in 39 innings ... Hit .366 as a junior with six home runs and 38 RBI ... Saw time on the hill, fashioning a 4-3 record with a 2.33 ERA ... Selected to the 2001 Tennessee All-Star Team in the Tennessee/Oklahoma/Texas Classic ... Participated in the East Coast Showcase in Wilmington, N.C. ... Played on state championship team in 2001, earning All-Tournament honors ... As a sophomore he hit .370 with five home runs and batted .403 as a freshman ... Also played for the Dulan Dodgers who took part in the 2001 Perfect Game/Baseball America World Wood Bat Championship in Jupiter, Fla. ... The team won the 2002 AAU national championship for 18 and under ... Was part of back-to-back NABF world series championship squads in 1999 and 2000 ... Coached by Phil Clark.
PERSONAL: Full name is Kyle Benjamin Norrid ... Born Dec. 10, 1983 in Tampa, Fla. ... Son of Tim and Leigh Norrid ... Has one brother, Andrew, and two sisters, Taylor and Caroline ... Major: Business.