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Kemal Ishmael | Defensive Back | #36

Team: Atlanta Falcons
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/6/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 206
College: UCF
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 7 (243) / ATL
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Falcons re-signed LB Kemal Ishmael.
Ishmael played 125 snaps as a backup linebacker while contributing on special teams in 2017. The former seventh-rounder will handle the same role. Apr 4 - 1:54 PM

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Kemal Ishmael will play outside linebacker for the Falcons this season.

The 2013 seventh-rounder played some linebacker last season, but he will make the full-time switch this year. The former safety has always been better near the line of scrimmage, so the move makes sense. Ishmael is also a standout on special teams.
Thu, Apr 20, 2017 11:30:00 AM

Falcons re-signed S Kemal Ishmael on a one-year, $2.5-million contract.

A seventh-round pick in 2013, Ishmael started 10 games as a sophomore, but he has taken on more of a reserve role the last two seasons. He can do a job on special teams, however, and is good depth behind Ricardo Allen and Keanu Neal.
Mon, Mar 13, 2017 10:04:00 PM

Falcons placed S Kemal Ishmael on injured reserve with a shoulder injury.

Ishmael hurt his shoulder in Sunday's win over the Rams and has already undergone surgery. He'll finish the year with 52 tackles over 13 appearances. Rookie wide receiver J.D. McKissic was promoted from the practice squad in the corresponding roster move. Ishmael will be a free agent this offseason.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 01:48:00 PM

New Falcons coach Dan Quinn mentioned Kemal Ishmael first when discussing the team's free safety opening.

Dezmen Southward wasn't mentioned at all and appears ticketed for cornerback in Quinn's Cover 3/press system. Ishmael struggled at free safety last year, but looks like the favorite to start in Week 1. Quinn also mentioned Charles Godfrey and converted CB Ricardo Allen as in the mix at free safety.
Fri, May 8, 2015 03:25:00 PM

Falcons signed seventh-round S Kemal Ishmael to a four-year contract.

Ishmael (5-foot-11, 206) produced on the field at Central Florida, but he isn't a great athlete. At the Knights' Pro Day, he ran a 4.63 forty, posted a 35 1/2" vertical, and did 21 bench press reps. Ishmael will compete for a special teams or practice squad role this season.
Thu, May 16, 2013 06:09:00 PM

Falcons selected Central Florida S Kemal Ishmael with the No. 243 overall pick.

Ishmael was the Conference USA's Defensive Player of the Year as a senior, recording 124 tackles, five tackles for a loss, one sack three interceptions and four pass breakups. He'll try to earn a special teams spot in Atlanta.
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 07:18:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
DE1Vic Beasley
2Takk McKinley
3Brooks Reed
4Terrell McClain
5JT Jones
DT1Grady Jarrett
2Jack Crawford
3Garrison Smith
4Deadrin Senat
5Terrell McClain
MLB1Deion Jones
WLB1De'Vondre Campbell
2Foyesade Oluokun
SLB1Duke Riley
2Kemal Ishmael
CB1Desmond Trufant
2Robert Alford
3Brian Poole
4Isaiah Oliver
5Blidi Wreh-Wilson
FS1Ricardo Allen
2Damontae Kazee
3Marcelis Branch
4Tyson Graham
SS1Keanu Neal
P1Matt Bosher