The SEC Blog will be counting down the top 150 players in the SEC every day, concluding on August 30 and the start of the college football regular season.
No. 130: Warren Norman, No. 5, Running Back, Vanderbilt
2011 Stats: Did not play
Norman has proven that he has what it takes to be a star in the SEC. As a freshman in 2009, he was named SEC freshman of the year after rushing for 783 yards and three touchdowns. During that season, he broke the SEC freshman record for all-purpose (1,941 yards/162 YPG) and kickoff return yards (1,050).
Norman missed all of last season while recovering from right knee surgery. He practiced at full speed for the first time late in spring practice, but only got a few practices in before spring practice ended.
Zac Stacy is the unquestioned No. 1 running back at Vanderbilt, but if Norman is healthy, he can still be a productive player for the Commodores. He won't get No. 1 carries, but he will still make a big impact as a changeup back and on special teams.