McKenzie warms up at New York Giants training camp in 2007.
|Date of birth:||May 24, 1979|
|Place of birth:||Trenton, New Jersey|
|Height:||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Weight:||328 lb (149 kg)|
|High school:||Willingboro (NJ)|
|NFL draft:||2001 / Round: 3 / Pick: 79|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
Kareem Michael McKenzie (born May 24, 1979) is an American football offensive tackle. As a member of the New York Giants, he won Super Bowl XLII and Super Bowl XLVI, twice against the New England Patriots.
High school and college career
|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.|
New York Jets (2001-2004)
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 an NFL best 1,697 yards in 2004.
New York Giants (2005-2012)
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 Giants rival, the 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.
- 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"