Def. Tackle, 6-4, 297
Brother Rice H.S.
McKenzie’s quality contribution this season at defensive tackle
will give Commodores a big lift. Enters summer camp competing
at open DT role in 4-3 set. Has the size and strength to become
an excellent run stopper, must work on agility, technique
and mental toughness to consistently beat opposing blockers.
Two-year starter... Helped lead team to Class A, Division
II state championship and 13-1 record during senior season...
Also contributed 54 tackles and eight sacks from NT position...
Named honorable mention All-Catholic League and All-State...
Recognized as team’s most improved DL... As junior, team finished
11-3, getting to state finals... Qualified for state meet
in discus... Actively involved in local church.
McKenzie is considering a major in economics.
Raphael Angelo McKenzie Jr. ... The only child of Raphael
and Barbara McKenzie... Born May 31, 1983... Dad played on
the OL at Morgan State... Grew up fan of all Detroit professional
teams... Rooms with DT Trey Holloway and WR Jason Caldwell...
Enjoys collecting movies and playing billiards.