Ishmael in 2013
|No. 36 Atlanta Falcons|
|Date of birth:||May 6, 1991|
|Place of birth:||Miami, Florida|
|Height:||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight:||206 lb (93 kg)|
|High school:||North Miami Beach (FL)|
|NFL draft:||2013 / Round: 7 / Pick: 243|
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2014
Stats at NFL.com
Kemal Ishmael (born May 6, 1991) is an American football safety for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Falcons in the seventh round (243th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft. His rookie year, he got very little playing time. Coach Mike Smith was worried he lacked the size and speed needed to start professionally and Ishmael was set to play behind Thomas DeCoud and Motta. When both Motta and DeCoud were injured, Ishmael was active but only played three defensive snaps in all of 2013.
On September 18, Ishmael intercepted Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown and returned it 23 yards for a touchdown on Thursday Night Football. From week 9 to 11, Ishmael had an interception in all three games.
- "Falcons select Central Florida’s Kemal Ishmael, becomes 3rd defensive back drafted by Atlanta". washingtonpost.com. August 21, 2012. Retrieved April 27, 2013.
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