Ralph McKenzie

R-Fr., Def. Tackle, 6-4, 297

Southfield, Michigan
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.


High School
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.


Vanderbilt Athletic Department
2601 Jess Neely Drive
Nashville, TN 37212
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