All-America candidate Will be in his third season in the starting lineup, and his second year at strong safety Also a strong special teams player Has tied the UMass record for career interception returns for touchdowns with two Also ranks 10th all-time in career interception return yards with 125 Has played in 30 career games, starting 21 times.
2002: The starting strong safety for the Minutemen A third team All-Atlantic 10 Conference selection Co-recipient of the teams Most Outstanding Academician Award Played in all 12 games on the season, starting every time Ranked second on the team with 117 total tackles, including 85 solo stops Also recorded nine tackles for loss, seven pass breakups, four forced fumbles, one interception and one blocked field goal Placed ninth on the UMass single season list for solo tackles (85) and 10th on the list for interception return yards (96) Named Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Week, Dinn Brothers UMass Athlete of the Week and a National Division I-AA All-Star by College Sporting News following the victory over Villanova, in addition to winning the Coca-Cola Gold Helmet as the Division I Player of the Week in New England Made a career-high and team-best 18 total tackles against Villanova, while also blocking a field goal attempt in the final minute of play to preserve the one-point victory Led the team with 12 total tackles in the win over Maine, with one tackle for loss and a pass breakup Had 12 total tackles in the victory at James Madison, with three tackles for loss and a forced fumble Recorded 12 tackles against Hofstra, with a tackle for loss and a forced fumble Led the team with 16 total tackles and a pass breakup at New Hampshire, while also intercepting a pass and returning it 96 yards for a touchdown Totaled nine tackles at North Carolina State, with a tackle for loss and a forced fumble Made six tackles in the win at Rhode Island, including one tackle for loss Had seven tackles in the victory over Delaware Recorded seven tackles and a forced fumble against AIC Totaled eight tackles against Central Connecticut, with two pass breakups and one tackle for loss Had five tackles and a pass breakup in the victory at Richmond Made five tackles at Northeastern, with a tackle for loss and two pass breakups.
2001: Starter at one outside linebacker spot for the majority of the season Played in seven games on the year, starting every time Sat out four games due to injury Despite missing four games, still ranked seventh on the team with 55 total tackles on the season, including 42 solo stops Also totaled two interceptions, three pass breakups, three tackles for loss and three quarterback hurries on the year Made three tackles in the victory over Northeastern, before suffering a season-ending injury Led the team with 14 total tackles at Villanova, along with a pass breakup Tied for the team lead with nine tackles in the win over James Madison, while also recording two quarterback hurries, a pass breakup and a tackle for loss Had nine solo tackles at Delaware, while intercepting a pass and returning it 29 yards for a touchdown Recorded eight tackles, an interception and a pass breakup at Marshall Made nine tackles against William & Mary in the season opener Named to the Athletic Directors Honor Roll in the spring semester.
2000: Named UMass Outstanding Special Teams Player Saw action in every game at defensive back, starting twice Tied for the team lead with six sacks on the season Totaled 42 tackles on the year, with eight tackles for loss, three forced fumbles, three pass breakups and three quarterback hurries Started at Rhode Island and recorded nine total tackles Made five unassisted tackles against Delaware, with one tackle for loss and a pass breakup Had a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, a pass breakup and two tackles against Villanova Totaled four tackles and a sack against AIC Made seven tackles in the victory over Maine, with two sacks for 11 yards and a forced fumble Had a pair of tackles at Northeastern Started for the first time against New Haven, and recorded a team-high eight tackles with three sacks and a forced fumble Made two tackles against William & Mary Named to the Athletic Directors Honor Roll in the spring semester.
1999: Redshirted. Before UMass: Played for coach Marc Fazio at St. John the Baptist High School in West Islip, N.Y. Intercepted five passes during his senior season, in addition to rushing for over 1,000 yards on offense, and earned league MVP honors Totaled 10 interceptions and 1,996 rushing yards during his career Served as team captain during his junior and senior years, and was a two-time team MVP Played in the Outback All-Star Game Also a member of the track team at St. John the Baptist, running sprints.
Personal: Full name is Anton Anthony McKenzie Son of Anthony and Yvette McKenzie Born January 4, 1981, in Stony Brook, N.Y. Pursuing a Bachelors Degree with an Independent Concentration.
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