Worth checking out: Media like McKenzie's story
How long before Tyrone McKenzie gets a sponsorship deal with Hampton Inn?
With the former USF linebacker getting drafted by the Patriots in Sunday's third round, his story of playing at three different BCS programs was a favorite for Boston-area media, especially the blue-collar aspect of his working the night shift at a Hampton Inn to help his family after leaving Michigan State in spring 2005.
It's the kind of first impression that can make a player a fan favorite if he can shine on the field -- the Boston Globe and Boston Herald both made a separate story on McKenzie's background, the latter with the headline "Values firmly in place." The Worcester Telegram also wrote the same story.