Kareem McKenzie
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McKenzie warms up at New York Giants training camp in 2007.
No. 67
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1979-05-24) May 24, 1979 (age 43)
Trenton, New Jersey
Height:6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight:328 lb (149 kg)
Career information
High school:Willingboro (NJ)
College:Penn State
NFL Draft:2001 / Round: 3 / Pick: 79
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:161
Games started:153
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Kareem Michael McKenzie (born May 24, 1979) is a former 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

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

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 6 in
(1.98 m)
328 lb
(149 kg)
5.33 s 1.90 s 3.10 s 4.80 s 7.87 s 33 in
(0.84 m)
8 ft 7 in
(2.62 m)
20 reps
Measurables are from the 2001 NFL Scouting Combine.[2]

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 to 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 with the Giants in Super Bowl XLVI.[3] Following the season, he became a free agent and the Giants announced he would not be re-signed.[4] After his time with the Giants, he did not sign with another team.

References

  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. ^ "|,:2001 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". Archived from the original on March 4, 2016.
  3. ^ "Super Bowl XLVI - New York Giants vs. New England Patriots - February 5th, 2012". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  4. ^ "Giants won't keep Kareem McKenzie - ProFootballTalk".