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Linebacker Boyd Mackenzie

Boyd Mackenzie PregameRacine Raiders defensive end and linebacker Boyd Mackenzie has been playing football since the age of eight. Mackenzie mostly played quarterback while growing up and attended Wheaton North High School. Following graduation from Wheaton, he went to Carthage College where he played quarterback before taking a break from football due to some elbow issues.

After playing rugby for two years, Mackenzie decided he wanted to play football again and give the defensive side a try. He tried out for the Raiders in 2016 and has been here ever since. Mackenzie spent some time playing for the West Valley Cardinals during his second and third seasons with the team after moving to Arizona. While with the Raiders, Mackenzie started playing strong safety, but has been mostly a linebacker and defensive end.

When asked what he loves most about playing at Historic Horlick Athletic Field, Mackenzie says he loves playing in front of the fans and the atmosphere. He says there is none like it anywhere else and the fans are the best.

Prior to a game, Mackenzie likes to eat scrambled eggs and toast and then go to the gym and get a lift in. Then, after shaving his head, he eats a peanut butter and grape jelly sandwich before packing up his things. After getting taped up, Mackenzie blasts bagpipe music in his headphones until it’s time to head onto the field.

When away from the field, Mackenzie works for an animal control company, likes to workout as much as possible, and spend time with his girlfriend. Thank you Boyd, for getting back onto the
football field and playing for the Racine Raiders and being a positive role model for the Raiders community and your home community.