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.

Turk McBride
No. 90, 67, 75
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1985-05-30) May 30, 1985 (age 34)
Camden, New Jersey
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:278 lb (126 kg)
Career information
High school:Camden (NJ) Wilson
NFL Draft:2007 / Round: 2 / Pick: 54
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:125
Forced fumbles:6
Fumble recoveries:3
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

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

Early yearsEdit

McBride attended Woodrow Wilson High School in Camden, New Jersey, where he played football 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 careerEdit

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 careerEdit


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 ChiefsEdit

McBride was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2007 NFL Draft in the second round with the 54th overall pick. 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 most of the 2008 season on injured reserve. The Chiefs waived McBride on September 15, 2009.

Detroit LionsEdit

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

New Orleans SaintsEdit

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

Chicago BearsEdit

On March 20, 2013, he signed a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears.[4] On July 29, 2013, McBride suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon during training camp and was out for the entire 2013 season.[5] He was released with an injury settlement on July 31.[6]


  1. ^ Turk McBride, Kansas City Chiefs. Accessed August 26, 2007.
  2. ^ NFL Draft Scout
  3. ^ Teicher, Adam. Chiefs sign second-round pick McBride The Kansas City Star, July 24, 2007.
  4. ^ Bears sign defensive end Turk McBride
  5. ^ Biggs, Brad (July 29, 2013). "Bears get Bushrod scare, lose McBride". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved July 29, 2013.
  6. ^ Verderame, Matt (July 31, 2013). "Chicago Bears release Turk McBride". Philadelphia Media Network. Retrieved July 31, 2013.

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