Norval McKenzie

So., Running Back, 5-11, 202

Powder Springs, Georgia
McEachern H.S.

Enters summer camp with the Commodores’ starting tailback position at stake. Is competing with Ronald Hatcher and Ian Gaines for starting role. McKenzie impressed coaches last spring with ability to find openings from I-back formation and explosive speed. Coaching staff looking for a tailback - perhaps McKenzie - to step forward and take the job.

Played in nine games... Duties included special teams and reserve RB... Played behind seniors Lew Thomas and Rodney Williams... Gained 37 yards on five carries vs. Florida, 24 yards on four carries vs. Kentucky, and 20 yards on three carries vs. Tennessee... First career catch (six yards) came against Florida.


High School
Team captain and three-year starter at RB... Nominated for Wendy’s High School Heisman Trophy... Scored 26 TDs, rushing for 1,678 yards (9.3 yards per carry) as a senior...Caught 13 passes for 208 yards... Selected as Street & Smith’s preseason Top 50 running back... Listed as one of Georgia’s top recruits by USA Today... Named second team All-state and two-time first team All-Region.

McKenzie is working toward a double major - secondary education and political science.

Son of Norman and Valerie McKenzie... Born on February 27, 1982... Dad ran track at Troy State... Has younger sister who is a track athlete at Alabama-Birmingham... Prep teammate of VU DT Matthew Clay and Georgia Tech QB A.J. Suggs... Spend time last season tutoring children at Nashville area homeless shelter... Enjoys playing video games and hanging with friends.


Vanderbilt Athletic Department
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