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Position:  Defensive end
College:  Tennessee
High school:  Camden (NJ) Wilson
40 yard dash time  4.81 seconds
Weight:  278 lb (126 kg)
Height  1.88 m
Name  Turk McBride

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Date of birth:  (1985-05-30) May 30, 1985 (age 30)
Role  American football defensive end
Current team  Tennessee Volunteers football (#90 / Defensive tackle)
Parents  Paulette McBride, Claude Maurice McBride Sr.
Similar People  Tank Tyler, Mark Donovan, Martin Mayhew, Jim Caldwell, Andy Reid

Education  University of Tennessee
Place of birth:  Camden, New Jersey

Turk McBride: Football Defensive End

Claude Maurice "Turk" McBride (born May 30, 1985) is a former American football defensive end who played in 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.


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He also played for the Detroit Lions, New Orleans Saints and Chicago Bears.

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Early years

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McBride attended Woodrow Wilson High School in Camden, New Jersey, where he played for his uncle, Mike McBride and graduated in 2003. 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

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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.


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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. 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, 2009.

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.

Chicago Bears

On March 20, 2013, he signed a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears. On July 29, 2013, McBride suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon during training camp and was out for the entire 2013 season. He was released on July 31.


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