2018 NFL Draft

Kemal Ishmael, SS

School: UCF  |  Conference: C-USA
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Miami Beach, FL
Height/Weight: 5-11 / 201 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
2012 Season
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.

2011 Season
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).
2010 Season
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.
2009 Season
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.
Son of Blessed and Darlene Ishmael...Major is general studies with a minor in coaching.