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Kahlil McKenzie Thrilled With Father's New Contract Extension

Tennessee defensive tackle Kahlil McKenzie isn't the only member of his family with a big role in the football world. His father, Reggie McKenzie, is the general manager of the Oakland Raiders. After a number of extremely poor seasons, things are looking up for the Raiders. The club has young talent across the roster, including quarterback Derek Carr, wide receiver Amari Cooper, and linebacker Khalil Mack.

After three straight years of double-digit loss seasons, the Raiders showed marked improvement last year, going 7-9. As a result, owner Mark Davis is giving Reggie McKenzie a four-year contract extension.

Kahlil McKenzie is obviously thrilled about the news. He tweeted a photo of a Bleacher Report notification announcing the extension, saying that he is a "proud son."

Reggie McKenzie, also a Tennessee Volunteer, took over as Raiders GM in January 2012. His first two picks of the 2014 NFL Draft, Mack and Carr, were both 2015 Pro Bowlers, and Mack was a first-team All-Pro linebacker in just his second season. 2013 sixth round pick Latavius Murray also made last season's Pro Bowl, rushing for 1,044 yards and six touchdowns in his third year in the league. Cooper, the fourth overall pick out of Alabama in 2015, was a Pro Bowler as a rookie, catching 72 passes for 1,070 yards and six touchdowns in his first NFL campaign.

If he continues to progress at Tennessee, it is not too crazy to think that McKenzie may be drafted by his father one day. As a true freshman, he played in all 13 game for the Vols, registering 14 tackles, a sack, and a forced fumble. He also saw his playing time increase as the season went along. The former five-star recruit has fantastic size in the middle of the defensive line, which is always coveted at the next level.