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Kemoko Turay (born July 11, 1995) is an American football defensive end for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Rutgers and was drafted by the Colts in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft. His father is from Guinea, while his mother is from Ivory Coast.[1]

Kemoko Turay
No. 57 – Indianapolis Colts
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1995-07-11) July 11, 1995 (age 23)
Newark, New Jersey
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:253 lb (115 kg)
Career information
High school:Newark Tech
(Newark, New Jersey)
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 2 / Pick: 52
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:15
Forced fumbles:1
Fumble recoveries:0
Player stats at


College careerEdit

Turay attended and played college football at Rutgers under head coaches Kyle Flood and Chris Ash.[2][3] Turay had an impressive redshirt freshman season, with 24 tackles, 8 tackles for loss, and 7.5 sacks despite not starting any games.[4] After this season, he was named to the Freshman All-American team.[5] After his senior season, Turay was invited to the 2018 Senior Bowl.[6]

Professional careerEdit

After his senior season, Turay was invited to the 2018 NFL combine.[7]

Turay was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the second round, 52nd overall, of the 2018 NFL Draft.[8] In Week 3, against the Philadelphia Eagles, he recorded 1.5 sacks for the first ones of his professional career.[9]


  1. ^ Chappell, Mike. "Colts' Kemoko Turay becomes first member of his family to earn college degree". Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  2. ^ "Rutgers' Kemoko Turay is turning heads". Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  3. ^ "Rescigno, Turay, Austin among spring standouts for Chris Ash". The Daily Targum. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  4. ^ "Player Blurb: Kemoko Turay, OLB, Rutgers". CBS sports. April 2, 2018. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  5. ^ Dunleavy, Ryan (April 6, 2015). "Kemoko Turay, an All-American, eyes bigger role with Rutgers football". app. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  6. ^ "26 players added to Reese's Senior Bowl roster". Fox10. December 5, 2017. Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  7. ^ Dunleavey, Ryan (December 26, 2017). "NFL Combine: Kemoko Turay of Rutgers invited Why his final game might have sealed deal". Retrieved April 11, 2018.
  8. ^ "Indianapolis Colts Select Kemoko Turay with Pick 52 in NFL Draft". April 27, 2018. Retrieved June 15, 2018.
  9. ^ "Kemoko Turay gets first NFL sack". 24/7 Sports. Retrieved October 9, 2018.

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