Wednesday, July 29, 2015

1974 Profile: Reggie McKenzie

No. 67
"An All-NFL choice of the Associated Press, Pro Football Writers and Football NEWS, second team All-League in NEA and Pro Football WEEKLY balloting and near unanimous choice for All-Conference, McKenzie received more votes than any other offensive lineman in the UPI balloting for the All-AFC eleven. Also winner of the Wisconsin Pro Football Writers' award as the NFL's 'top-blocking lineman,' he received a special citation from the Long Island Writers for his blocking contribution in 1973.
A two-year regular at guard, Reggie won the starting job as a rookie and played all season despite painful ankle sprains; he was the only Buffalo guard to remain in the lineup during the entire 1972 campaign. He has outstanding speed and the ability to get out in front of the play. McKenzie is a devastating blocker and has outstanding leadership traits.
McKenzie was a consensus All-American for Bo Schembechler at Michigan and a member of two Michigan Rose Bowl teams (1970,1972). A two-time All-Big Ten choice, he won invitations to the Hula Bowl and College All-Star games.
Reggie won his B.S. degree in physical education and has ambitions for graduate study, perhaps in law. He was co-chairman of Buffalo Brotherhood Week for the National Conference of Christians and Jews and is active in the public service area. He worked during the off-season as a public relations representative for a local hotel. Reggie has four brothers and three sisters. Music and reading are his hobbies."

-Buffalo Bills 1974 Yearbook

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