Kareem McKenzie

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Kareem McKenzie
Kareem McKenzie at 2007 Giants training camp.jpg
McKenzie warms up at New York Giants training camp in 2007.
No. 67
Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1979-05-24) May 24, 1979 (age 35)
Place of birth: Trenton, New Jersey
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Weight: 327 lb (148 kg)
Career information
High school: Willingboro (NJ)
College: Penn State
NFL Draft: 2001 / Round: 3 / Pick: 79
Debuted in 2001 for the New York Jets
Last played in 2011 for the New York Giants
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2011
Games played 157
Games started 149
Stats at NFL.com

Kareem Michael McKenzie (born May 24, 1979) is an American football offensive tackle.

High school and college career[edit]

McKenzie played only two years of high school football at Willingboro High School in Willingboro Township, New Jersey.[1] McKenzie played college football at Penn State University.

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 6 in 328 lb 5.33 s 1.90 s 3.10 s 4.80 s 7.87 s 33 in 8 ft 7 in 20 reps
Measurables are from the 2001 NFL Scouting Combine.[2]

New York Jets (2001-2004)[edit]

McKenzie was drafted in the third round (79th overall) of the 2001 NFL Draft by the New York Jets, and established himself as a premier run blocker over his first four seasons as a professional. McKenzie anchored the right tackle position and helped Curtis Martin achieve three straight 1,000-yard rushing seasons from 2002–2004, including a NFL best 1,697 yards in 2004.

New York Giants (2005-2012)[edit]

McKenzie at the New York Giants' Super Bowl XLVI celebration in Giants Stadium

Before the 2005 season, McKenzie joined the New York Giants as a free agent. He suffered a hamstring injury in week 13 of the 2005 season against the Giants' arch-rival Dallas Cowboys. McKenzie made an immediate impact as right tackle for the Giants in the 2005 season, paving the way for Tiki Barber in rushing for a franchise-record of 1,860 yards.

McKenzie was an integral part of the Giants' success in 2007 and won his first Super Bowl ring in Super Bowl XLII. He earned another ring in Super Bowl XLVI despite the lackluster performance of the Giants offensive line that season. McKenzie and the offensive line as a whole played well in the playoffs and the Super Bowl. Following the season, he became a free agent and the Giants announced he would not be re-signed.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kareem McKenzieplayer profile, National Football League Players Association. Accessed July 23, 2007. "Despite playing only 2 years of football at Willingboro High School in New Jersey, he earned USA Today and Schutt All-America honors…Was rated the nation's best offensive lineman by SuperPrep"
  2. ^ http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=60395&draftyear=2001&genpos=OT
  3. ^ http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/03/07/giants-wont-keep-kareem-mckenzie/

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