Jimmy Kemp

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Jimmy Kemp
No. 14, 15
Date of birth (1972-10-27) October 27, 1972 (age 43)
Place of birth Potomac, Maryland
Career information
Status Retired
CFL status International
Position(s) QB
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 198 lb (90 kg)
College Wake Forest
Hand Right
Career history
As player
1994 Sacramento Gold Miners
1995 San Antonio Texans
1996 Saskatchewan Roughriders
1996 Montreal Alouettes
1997-1998 Edmonton Eskimos
1999-2002 Toronto Argonauts

Jimmy Kemp (born June 27, 1971) is a former CFL quarterback.[1] He is the brother of former NFL quarterback Jeff Kemp and the son of the late American Football League Most Valuable Player and U.S. Congressman Jack Kemp. After a successful career at Maryland's Winston Churchill High School, he played sparingly in his first two seasons at Wake Forest University (including one as a Redshirt) before becoming the team's starter during his junior year. After graduating he was signed by the Sacramento Gold Miners of the Canadian Football League. He was the team's third string quarterback behind David Archer and Kerwin Bell before moving up to second string when Bell left for the Edmonton Eskimos before the 1995 season. He got his first start on July 26, 1995 for the now San Antonio Texans when starter David Archer went down. He competed with former Buffalo Bills and Tampa Bay Buccaneers starting quarterback Joe Ferguson for playing time until Archer returned in late August. In 1996 he split his time campaigning with his dad, who was the Republican Party Vice Presidential nominee and playing football. In 1998 when he once again replaced David Archer as starter, this time with the Edmonton Eskimos. He split the Toronto Argonauts starting quarterback position with Kerwin Bell during the 2000 and 2001 CFL seasons before missing the entire 2002 season due to a contract hold out after the Argonauts refused to pay his moving expenses.


  1. ^ Lefko, Perry (2009). Pinball: The Making of a Canadian Hero. John Wiley & Sons. p. 156. ISBN 9780470157121. Retrieved 9 October 2014.