Turk McBride

Turk McBride
Turk McBride
No. --     New Orleans Saints
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: May 30, 1985 (1985-05-30) (age 26)
Place of birth: Camden, New Jersey
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 278 lb (126 kg)
Career information
College: Tennessee
NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 2 / Pick: 54
Debuted in 2007 for the Kansas City Chiefs
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • None
Career NFL statistics as of 2010
Tackles     68
Sacks     7.5
Pass deflections     1
Stats at NFL.com

Claude Maurice "Turk" McBride (born May 30, 1985 in Camden, New Jersey) is an American football defensive end for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the second round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at Tennessee.

He has also played for the Detroit Lions.


Early years

McBride attended Woodrow Wilson High School in Camden, New Jersey, where he played for his uncle, Mike McBride and graduated in 2003.[1] He was a four year starter at wide receiver and a 2 year starter at defensive end. Following his senior season, McBride was named an All American by Parade and SuperPrep. McBride also was named All-State, All-Area, All-Group 3, All-Conference and All-South for his respective areas. He set the school record for sacks in his senior year at Woodrow Wilson.

College career

McBride divided his time between the defensive tackle and defensive end position at Tennessee. He started four games his sophomore season and the entire season his senior year. He was named the SEC defensive lineman of the week once in 2004 and once in 2006. Following the 2006 season, McBride was named to the Sporting News All SEC team.

Professional career


Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20 ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6-2⅜ * 277 lb * 4.81 * 1.61 * 2.78 * 4.12 * 7.10 * 31" * 9'00" * 30 ** 9 *

(* represents NFL Combine; **represents TennesseePro Day; x = did not participate) [2]

Kansas City Chiefs

McBride was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2007 NFL Draft's second round. He signed a three-year contract with the team on July 24, 2007.[3] He was featured in HBO's Hard Knocks in 2007. He spent the 2008 season on injured reserve.

The Chiefs waived McBride on September 15.

Detroit Lions

McBride was claimed off waivers by the Detroit Lions in September 2009.

New Orleans Saints

After the 2010 season, he became a free agent and on July 31, 2011, he signed with the New Orleans Saints.


External links

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