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Kemal Ishmael

Kemal Ishmael

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Miami, Fla.

High School:
North Miami Beach

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 206

Position:
Defensive Back

12/19/2013

Updating the Knights in the NFL and CFL

15 former players on NFL rosters.

10/16/2013

Updating the Knights in the NFL and CFL

13 former players on NFL rosters.

09/25/2013

Updating the Knights in the NFL and CFL

12 former players on NFL rosters.

09/18/2013

Updating the Knights in the NFL and CFL

12 former players on NFL rosters.

09/11/2013

Updating the Knights in the NFL and CFL

12 former players on NFL rosters.

01/07/2013

UCF Football: Season in Photos

UCF Football: Season in Photos

10/13/2012

UCF Football vs. Southern Miss

The Knights secured their first overtime win in program history with a 38-31 victory against the Golden Eagles.

10/04/2012

UCF Football vs. East Carolina

The Knights won their third-straight conference opener with a 40-20 victory over the Pirates on Oct. 4.

09/29/2012

Missouri vs. UCF - AP Photo Gallery - 9/29/12

Missouri vs. UCF - AP Photo Gallery - 9/29/12

09/08/2012

UCF vs. Ohio State (9/8/12)

UCF vs. Ohio State (9/8/12)

SENIOR SEASON (2012):
-Voted by the league's head coaches as the C-USA Defensive Player of the Year while earning a spot on the All-C-USA First Team
-On Phil Steele's All-C-USA First Team
-Named to the Jim Thorpe Award Watch List (top defensive back)
-At the UCF Football Awards Banquet, was selected as the Outstanding Defensive Back, the Outstanding Defensive Player and the Most Valuable Player while also earning one of three Captain's Awards
-Finished his career as UCF's all-time top tackler among defensive backs and ranked third overall with 368 tackles
-Just the third player in UCF history to lead his team in tackles three times during his career
-Capped off 2012 with 124 tackles, which was good for ninth on the single-season chart
-Notched 5.0 tackles for loss, a sack, three interceptions and four break-ups
-Ranked in a tie for first in C-USA with three fumbles recovered and fourth with three forced fumbles
-Started 49-straight games to end his Black and Gold career
-At Akron 8/30: Racked up nine tackles (four solo) and recovered a fumble
-At Ohio State 9/8: Registered 10 tackles (six solo) and half a tackle for loss, while recovering his second fumble of the season
-FIU 9/15: Recorded eight tackles (six solo)
-Missouri 9/29: Recorded six tackles (three solo) and had his first interception of the season and forced one fumble
-ECU 10/4: Tallied nine tackles (four solo)
-Southern Miss 10/13: Intercepted the game sealing pass in 2OT to secure UCF's first overtime win in school history. Also, totalled seven tackles (five solo) and a TFL
-At Memphis 10/20: Amassed 10 tackles (six solo), including a fumble recovery and a TFL
-At Marshall 10/27: Totalled eight tackles (three solo)
-SMU 11/3: Collected six tackles (two solo)
-At UTEP 11/10: Recorded 10 stops (five solo) and snagged one interception
-At Tulsa 11/17: Piled on nine tackles (five solo) and 1.0 TFL
-UAB 11/24: Finished with 10 tackles (six solo), 2.0 TFL, two break-ups, a sack and a QB hurry. That sack was the first of his career and it came on his final play at Bright House Networks Stadium
-At C-USA Championship 12/1: Amassed 14 tackles with a forced fumble
-Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl 12/21: Broke up two passes, forced a fumble and had eight tackles

JUNIOR SEASON (2011):
-All-C-USA Honorable Mention
-Started all 12 games at free safety and recorded a team-high 81 tackles (39 solo) with 2.5 tackles for loss and three passes broken up
-Boston College 9/10: Recorded five tackles (three solo)
-At FIU 9/17: Recorded eight tackles (five solo)
-At BYU 9/23: Had 10 tackles (eight solo) and one TFL
-Marshall 10/8: Recorded two tackles (one solo) and two PBU's
-At SMU 10/15: Added four tackles (one solo)
-At UAB 10/20: Recorded 15 tackles (three solo)
-Memphis 10/29: Recorded three tackles (one solo) with one PBU
-Tulsa 11/3: Picked up four tackles and a quarterback hurry
-At Southern Miss 11/12: Amassed 12 tackles and had a fumble recovery
-At East Carolina 11/19: Had 11 tackles with 1.0 TFL and one forced fumble
-UTEP 11/25: Finished with six tackles (five solo)

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2010):
-All-Conference USA First Team
-Appeared in and started all 14 games at FS and finished the season with a team-high 93 tackles (57 solo), one tackle for loss, two interceptions, five passes broken up, two forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery
-South Dakota 9/4: Recorded five tackles (four solo)
-NC State 9/11: Recorded three tackles (one solo)
-At Buffalo 9/18: Recorded nine tackles (five solo)
-At Kansas State 9/25: Recorded eight tackles (six solo), a FF and a fumble recovery
-UAB 10/6: Recorded seven tackles (six solo), forced one fumble that was returned for a touchdown and had a 12-yard INT en route to being named C-USA Defensive Player of the Week
-At Marshall 10/13: Recorded four tackles and a PBU
-Rice 10/23: Recorded five tackles (all solo)
-ECU 10/30: Recorded eight tackles (seven solo) and a PBU
-At Houston 11/5: Recorded 10 tackles (two solo)
-Southern Miss 11/13: Recorded up seven tackles (five solo)
-At Tulane 11/20: Recorded five tackles (three solo) and an INT
-At Memphis 11/27: Recorded three tackles (two solo)
-SMU 12/4: Recorded eight tackles (four solo) and a PBU
-Georgia 12/31: Recorded 11 tackles (seven solo) and two PBU's
-Named to CollegeFootballNews.com All-Bowl Team

TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2009):
-Appeared in 13 games with nine starts at FS and recorded 70 tackles (49 solo) with one tackle for loss, one interception, one pass broken up, and one fumble recovery
-Samford 9/5: Played in first-collegiate game and recorded two tackles
-Memphis 10/3: Recorded six tackles
-At Rice 10/24: Recorded a team-high 11 tackles
-Tulane 11/21: Recorded seven tackles
-Rutgers 12/19: Recorded six tackles, recovered a fumble and had an INT

HIGH SCHOOL:
-Played for coach Jeff Bertani at North Miami Beach High School
-Helped team to the 2006 state semifinals, an undefeated campaign in 2007 and the state playoffs again in 2008
-A first-team All-Dade County selection in 2008 and an honorable-mention pick as a junior
-Played both wide receiver and defensive back
-Had 45 catches as a senior for 500 yards with three touchdowns while making three interceptions
-Had two more interceptions as a junior while making 30 receptions for 500 yards and seven scores

PERSONAL:
-Son of Blessed and Darlene Ishmael
-Major is general studies with a minor in coaching

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