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Gabe McKenzie
Gabe McKenzie

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mobile, AL

High School:
Davidson

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 252

Position:
TE

Birthdate:
08/09/1986

Experience:
3L

Major:
Criminology

2008 -- Played in all 12 games with one start ... Moved back to tight end after spending first 10 games at defensive end ... Switched from tight end to defensive end during preseason camp ... Finished with 11 tackles, 2.5 TFL's and one interception on defense and three catches for 33 yards on offense ... Registered two tackles, one solo, in season opener vs. Louisiana-Monroe ... Recorded two solo tackles against Southern Miss ... Had two tackles in win at Mississippi State ... Against LSU, picked off a pass and returned it 24 yards for a TD to give AU 14-3 lead ... Also had a half a TFL for minus 1 yard vs. LSU ... Had one solo tackle vs. Vanderbilt ... Had half a TFL vs. West Virginia ... Registered two tackles, with 1.5 TFL's for minus 4 yards and one QB hurry vs. UT Martin ... Against Georgia, returned to tight end and caught two passes for 27 yards, including a long catch of 21 yards ... Hauled in one pass for 6 yards vs. Alabama.

2007 -- Seventh on team in receptions (13) and eighth on team in receiving yards (117) ... With TD catch in first two games, was first AU player since Devin Aromashodu in 2004 (Tennessee, Virginia Tech) to catch a touchdown pass in consecutive games ... First AU tight end with TD catch in back-to-back games since Jack Schwieger (Idaho, LSU) in 1999 ... Tied a career high with four catches for 42 yards and a touchdown in opener against Kansas State ... Caught game-winning touchdown from 3 yards out with 2:01 remaining in contest ... Three grabs for 27 yards and a 3-yard touchdown reception against South Florida ... Two catches for 11 yards against Mississippi State, including a spectacular play where he leaped over would-be tackler ... Had two catches for 16 yards vs. Tennessee Tech.

2006 -- The Sporting News Freshman All-America Honorable Mention ... Finished with 13 receptions for 137 yards and a touchdown ... Caught one pass for 12 yards in the Cotton Bowl against Nebraska ... Posted one reception for 9 yards against Ole Miss ... Totaled two receptions for 11 yards against Tulane ... Finished with two receptions for 21 yards against Arkansas ... Against South Carolina, caught a 25-yard pass from Brandon Cox on Auburn's first drive and tightroped the left sideline before being brought down at the Gamecocks' 30 ... Caught a 13-yard pass in the third quarter giving Auburn a first down against LSU ... Caught four passes for 42 yards, including a 6-yard touchdown reception from Brandon Cox in the first quarter, against Mississippi State ... TD reception and catches were the first of his career.

2005 -- Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL -- High School Coach: Fred Riley ... Averaged 18 yards a catch and 90 percent on blocking assignments which earned him all-state honors as a senior ... Helped lead his team to a 9-3 record and to the second round of the playoffs ... Caught 26 balls for 367 yards and 14 touchdowns as a junior ... All-league and all-area honors ... Lemming All-American Team ... Lemming All-Southeast Team ... Mobile Register's Elite 18 list ... SuperPrep All-America 279 ... SuperPrep Dixie Team ... U.S. Army All-American Bowl Nominee ... ESPN.com's Top 25 Class of 2005 Tight ends ... Lemming's Top 100 ... Named to the All-Southern Football Team by the Orlando Sentinel ... Mobile Register Super Southeast 120 ... Montgomery Advertiser all-state football team ... Alabama Sports Writers Association's Super 12 ... Birmingham News Super Senior ... PrepStar All-Region ... Scout.com Alabama Top 30 ... Scout.com top 20 tight ends ... Rivals.com Weakside Defensive Ends Top 10 ... Rivals.com Alabama Top 25 ... Averaged 13 points on the basketball team.

PERSONAL -- Born Aug. 9, 1986 ... Son of Gabriel and Kathy McKenzie ... Graduated in August 2009 with a degree in Criminology.

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