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Pats to Work Out South Florida LB Tyrone McKenzie

PFT.com reports that the Pats will be talking on Thursday to University of South Florida linebacker Tyrone McKenzie. He’s also scheduled to visit the New York Giants on Wednesday. McKenzie had a private workout for the Patriots last month. A projected second-round or third-round draft pick, McKenzie visited the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday and the New Orleans Saints last week.

Here’s his bio from Scout.com

2007 USF: The Bulls’ leading tackler with a USF single-season record 121 tackles at strong side linebacker, and was named to the All-BIG EAST Second Team. 78 of his tackles have been solo, with 7.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. Tied a USF single-game record with 18 tackles in the season finale at Pitt. Seven games with 10 tackles or more. Had high totals despite the fact that he usually came out of the game on passing downs and in nickel formation. Also blocked a kick against Rutgers.

2007 USF Transfered to USF from Iowa State, and is currently sitting out his mandatory transfer year while waiting for a hardship waiver.

2006 – ISU – Collected 250 tackles, including 129 at Iowa State in 2006, during his last two seasons of football.

2005 – ISU – Was named defensive scout team player of the year, sitting out after transferring.

2004 Michigan State: Played in 11 games as a true freshman, making three tackles.


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