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Tyrone McKenzie
LB #58
Height:
6-2
Weight:
245
College:
South Florida
Hometown:
Queens, NY
Experience:
3
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 19 17 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2012 MIN 16 12 12 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 TB 3 5 5 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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BIOGRAPHY

GAMES/STARTS (regular season, playoffs) 2010 (3/0-TB). Total-3/0 (3/0-TB)

• Spent entire 2011 season on Vikings practice squad.  

• Originally a 3rd-Round (#97) New England draft pick in 2009.

OFF THE FIELD Active with community outreach efforts focusing on child health...Holds bachelor’s degree in business economics and minored in finance...Aspires to a career in coaching football, hoping to return the impact that coaches made on him...Worked overnight shift at a Hampton Inn during collegiate career at USF to help support his mother, who was unable to work due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

GAMES/STARTS (regular season, playoffs) 2010 (3/0-TB). Total-3/0 (3/0-TB)

• Spent entire 2011 season on Vikings practice squad.  

• Originally a 3rd-Round (#97) New England draft pick in 2009.

OFF THE FIELD Active with community outreach efforts focusing on child health...Holds bachelor’s degree in business economics and minored in finance...Aspires to a career in coaching football, hoping to return the impact that coaches made on him...Worked overnight shift at a Hampton Inn during collegiate career at USF to help support his mother, who was unable to work due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

PRO Spent 2011 season on Vikings practice squad, joining Vikings on 9/7/11...Saw time in 3 games for Tampa Bay in 2010...Promoted from Buccaneers practice squad to the active roster for final 3 regular season games...Spent time on New England practice squad in 2010 after going through training camp and preseason with the club...Had rookie season cut short by knee injury suffered during preseason...Originally entered NFL as a 3rd-round (#97) pick of New England in 2009.

2011 Spent entire season on Vikings practice squad after signing on 9/7...Spent training camp and preseason with Tampa Bay.

2010 Earned his way onto the field for the final 3 games of the season...Made NFL debut vs. Detroit (12/19)...Moved from practice squad to Bucs active roster on 12/14...Signed by Tampa Bay to practice squad on 11/9 following his release from the New England practice squad on 11/6...Released in New England final roster cuts on 9/5 and added to practice squad on 9/7...Spent training camp and preseason with New England, battling back from knee injury that sidelined him during rookie season.

2009 Spent rookie season on injured reserve with knee injury suffered during rookie mini camp...Entered NFL as a 3rd-Round Draft pick (#97 overall) by New England.

COLLEGE Spent time in 3 programs during his collegiate career- South Florida, Iowa State and Michigan State...Played in 49 career games with 36 starts...Was a 2nd-Team All-Big 12 honoree at Iowa State before transferring to South Florida to be closer to home following an auto accident that kept his mother from working...Ended college career at USF as a 1st-Team All-Big East honoree for the Bulls as a senior in 2008 and a 2nd-Team honoree as a junior in 2007...Set school record with 121 tackles as a junior...Played in 11 games as a true freshman at Michigan State in 2004 before transferring to Iowa State for the 2005 and 2006 seasons.

PREP Attended Riverview High in Tampa where he was a standout RB...Named All-Hillsborough County as a RB as a senior...Broke the 1,400-yard mark with 16 TDs as a senior...Had junior season cut short by injury...Qualified for state track meet in the 100m hurdles.

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