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Michael Terrance McKenzie (born April 26, 1976 in Miami, Florida) is an American football Cornerback currently playing for the New Orleans Saints of the NFL. He has also played for the Green Bay Packers.

High schoolEdit

McKenzie graduated from Miami Norland High School in Miami Gardens, Florida, and was an all-Dade county selection at free safety as a senior.

Professional careerEdit

Green Bay PackersEdit

McKenzie was drafted by the Packers in the third round of the 1999 NFL Draft and immediately made the starting lineup. In 2002 McKenzie signed a 5-year extension with the Packers. Following a contract holdout that lasted until mid-September, on October 4, 2004 he was traded along with a future draft choice to the New Orleans Saints in exchange for third-string Quarterback J. T. O'Sullivan and a second round draft pick. He spent four full seasons with the Packers, starting 67 of 69 career games.

New Orleans SaintsEdit

McKenzie has been the Saints starting right cornerback since arriving, and started the 10 remaining games in the 2004 after being traded. He leads the club in interceptions since 2004, with 11. McKenzie was placed on Injured reserve for the final game of 2007 after tearing his ACL the week before. McKenzie came back from the injury to start in 6 games in 2008, but once again suffered a major knee injury in early November. He was again placed on injured reserve, this time with a fractured right kneecap.

Personal lifeEdit

McKenzie currently owns a home in Metairie, Louisiana and splits his offseason residence between Miami, Florida and Memphis, Tennessee. McKenzie established a non-profit organization, the 34 Ways Foundation, to help underprivileged youth. The Foundation serves various regions including Miami, Florida, New Orleans, Louisiana, and Memphis, Tennessee. He was awarded the 2007 New Orleans Saints Man of the Year Award for this work. [1]

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