According to the Boston Globe, McKenzie got a four-year deal worth $3.124 million and a $631,000 signing bonus.
In his four-year collegiate career, McKenzie started in 36 of the 49 games he appeared in, and recorded at least 100 tackles in three straight seasons.
USF: In 2008 Tyrone McKenzie was a Butkus, Nagurski and Lott Trophy nominee and started all 13 games leading the Bulls with 115 tackles, 14 for a loss, with one sack, the third consecutive season that he has totaled at least 100 tackles. In 2007 he was 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. He also blocked a kick against Rutgers. His 237 tackles as a Bull was the highest total by any South Florida player over a two-year span
ISU: - in 2006 he Garnered All-Big Twelve Conference second-team honors. As the Cyclones' middle linebacker, he registered a career high 129 tackles, second on the team and in the league. He also had two sacks, 9.5 stops for loss, three pass break-ups and an interception. In 2005 he was named defensive scout team player of the year, sitting out after transferring.
Michigan State: in 2004 he played in 11 games as a true freshman, making three tackles.
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