Kemal Ishmael

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Kemal Ishmael
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Ishmael in 2013
No. 36 Atlanta Falcons
Position: Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-05-06) May 6, 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth: Miami, Florida
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 206 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school: North Miami Beach (FL)
College: Central Florida
NFL draft: 2013 / Round: 7 / Pick: 243
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • C-USA Defensive Player of the Year (2012)
  • First-team All–C-USA (2012)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2014
Tackles: 99
Interceptions: 5
Forced Fumbles: 1
Pass Def: 9
Player stats at

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.[1] He played college football at Central Florida.

College career[edit]

Ishmael played college football at University of Central Florida.

Professional career[edit]

Atlanta Falcons[edit]

2013 season[edit]

His rookie year, he got very little playing time. Head coach Mike Smith was worried he lacked the size and speed needed to start professionally and Ishmael was set to play behind veteran Thomas DeCoud and fellow rookie Zeke Motta. When both Motta and DeCoud were injured, Ishmael was active but only played three defensive snaps in all of 2013.

2014 season[edit]

On September 18, Ishmael got his first career interception off 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.


  1. ^ "Falcons select Central Florida's Kemal Ishmael, becomes 3rd defensive back drafted by Atlanta". August 21, 2012. Retrieved April 27, 2013. 

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