Jul 3, 2013; Beaverton, OR, USA; Running back Shai McKenzie (10) runs with the ball during the Nike 7on7 pool play at Nike World Headquarters. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports

Shai McKenzie breaks off a 39-yard TD run for Virginia Tech (GIF)

The Virginia Tech Hokies usually have a more-than solid player at running back.

This year, they are expecting big things out of a true freshman – Shai McKenzie.

McKenzie, who is from Washington, Pennsylvania, was considered a 4-Star recruit and would up choosing the Hokies over an impressive list of offers, including the Florida State Seminoles and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.

On Saturday, the Hokies opened their season against the William & Mary Tribe and they finally got their first look at McKenzie. During the third quarter, McKenzie broke off a 39-yard touchdown run that put the Hokies up 27-9.

You can watch the play below.

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