Outlook for 2007: Steady, everyday third-baseman returning for his senior campaign...One of the best pure hitters in the Tigers lineup...Has proven he can make routine plays everyday at third base.
2006 (Junior): One of the Tigers' best all-around hitters...Provided stability in at the third base position as well as in the middle of the lineup...Played in all 60 games, making 59 starts at third base and one at first base...Hit as high as .364 midway through the year before finishing his junior campaign fourth on the team with a .324 average...One of four Tigers to produce at least 80 hits...Added 12 doubles, four round trippers and a pair of triples...Tied for third on the team with 45 RBI...Led the team by being hit 12 times...Second on the squad with 19 two-out RBI...Hit .571 with the bases loaded (4-for-7)...Put up 118 assists from third base...Posted 24 multi-hit outings and eight multi-RBI performances...Strung together a Memphis season and career-long 15-game hitting streak from Mar 29-April 18...Went 4-for-4 with two doubles, two home runs, three runs scored and a season and career-high seven RBI in a 15-1 win over Southeast Missouri State (3/18/06)...Hit safely in 10 of the last 11 games of the season...Hit .538 (7-for-13) in the C-USA Tournament...Went 5-for-6 with six RBI in a 20-4 win over UCF (5/12/06).
2005: Did Not Play
Tennessee: Played in 109 games, making 106 starts...Played both third and first base...Made 88 starts at third base, while receiving the starting nod at first in 14 games...Proven experience at both corner infield positions as well as offensive capabilities in the middle of the lineup...Posted a .297 average with 58 RBI and 28 doubles, eight homers, 34 multi-hit games and 16-multiple RBI outings in his two years at Tennessee...Led Vols with 20 doubles in 2004...Started in 58 of 59 games and hit .313 as a sophomore with 96 total bases, 70 hits, 32 runs scored and 32 RBI...20 multiple-hit games and 8 multi-RBI games in 2004...Hit in the three, four and five spots as a sophomore in 2004...2003: Had a solid freshman campaign, finishing with a .276 batting average, six home runs and 26 RBI...Put together 14 multi-hit games and eight multi-RBI games as a freshman in 2003...Hit .311 with three home runs and 15 RBI in SEC play as a freshman...Batted anywhere from fourth to eight in his rookie season.
Prep: Starred on the diamond at Germantown High...Rated the No. 10 prospect in the state by Baseball America in 2002...In his four-year varsity career as a Red Devil, Norrid never hit below .345...Posted a total of 14 home runs in his sophomore, junior and senior years...As a senior at GHS, he played third base and hit .345 with five doubles, three triples, three home runs and 32 runs driven in...Showed his dominance as a pitcher in the high school campaign, going 4-0 with a 2.39 ERA as a senior and finishing his career with an 8-3 mark...Two-time All-District, All-County and All-Region honoree...Led the Red Devils to the 2001 State title and earned All-Tournament recognition...Led the U-18 Dulin's Dodgers squad to the 2002 AAU National Championship...Was major facet of back-to-back NABF World Series championship teams in 1999 and 2000.
Personal: Full name is Kyle Benjamin Norrid...Son of Tim and Leigh Norrid...Was the Tigers' first four-year transfer...Played summer ball for the Hyannis Mets of the prestigious Cape Cod League in the summer of 2005...Led the Mets in hitting (.268), hits (37), doubles (7) and total bases (47)...Finished the summer with 12 RBI, eight runs scored and one home run in 36 starts...Has one brother and two sisters...Majoring in sociology.