Chris McKenzie

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Chris McKenzie
No. 39     Retired
Date of birth (1982-03-17) March 17, 1982 (age 35)
Place of birth New York, NY
Career information
Status Retired
CFL status International
Position(s) DB
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg)
College Arizona State
NFL draft 2005 / Undrafted
Career history
As player
20052006 Houston Texans
20072008 Arizona Rattlers
20092012 Saskatchewan Roughriders
Career stats

Chris McKenzie (born March 17, 1982, in New York, New York) is a former professional Canadian football cornerback who most recently played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Houston Texans in 2005. He played college football for the Arizona State Sun Devils. Before joining the Sun Devils, McKenzie played at Glendale Community College.

Football career[edit]


After obtaining his high school equivalency, McKenzie began looking for a junior college where he could play football, eventually settling on Glendale Community College in Arizona.[1] McKenzie played two seasons for the Gauchos, and finished his junior college career as the 46th best prospect in the country at his level.[2] During his time at Glendale, McKenzie was named the team's Defensive MVP in his sophomore season, was named a first team All-American by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and was listed as one of the top junior college prospects by SuperPrep Magazine and JC Gridwire.[2]

McKenzie chose to attend Arizona State University after exhausting his junior college eligibility. He played two seasons for the Sun Devils, seeing action in all 24 games and starting 20.[2] At both Glendale and Arizona State, McKenzie was considered one of the fastest players on the team.[2]

On March 18th, 2015, McKenzie signed a one-day contract with the Saskatchewan Roughriders and retired as a Rider, where he spent most of his professional career.


  1. ^ Hamilton, Ian (2009-06-19). "Roughrider prospect McKenzie a "warrior"". Regina Leader Post. Retrieved 2010-07-26. [dead link]
  2. ^ a b c d "Player Bio: Chris McKenzie". Arizona State University. Archived from the original on 2011-08-25. Retrieved 2010-07-26. 

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