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Azur Kamara

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Azur Kamara
Azur Kamara in Kansas State
No. 43 – Dallas Cowboys
Position:Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1998-09-26) September 26, 1998 (age 22)
Ivory Coast
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school:Glendale Central High School
College:Kansas
Undrafted:2020
Career history
  • Dallas Cowboys (2020–present)
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Honorable All Big-12 Team (2019)
  • Reese's Senior Bowl (2019)
  • NJCAA Football Western Conference Champions (2017)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

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Azur Kamara (born November 26, 1998) is an American football linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of Kansas.

Early career[edit]

Kamara moved to the United States at 10 years old after spending the early part of his childhood living on the Ivory Coast in Western Africa. His mother fled the nation in the midst of the First Ivorian Civil War. The young Kamara was moved to a foreign land and had to learn how to speak English as well as a new life. [1] Despite not playing football until high school, Kamara racked up 25.5 sacks in one season of high school football. [1]

College career[edit]

Kamara would attend Arizona Western College for two seasons. In his rookie season in 2016, he would have 45 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss, 2 fumbles (4 recovered), 8 sacks. The next year Kamara would have played 10 games as a sophomore, recording 30 total tackles, with 12.5 sacks, 15.5 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles, and a pass breakup.[2][1] After receiving many offers, including offers from Iowa State and Louisville, Kamara would commit to Kansas State in 2018. [3]

In his first year in Kansas, Kamara would play defensive end. He would play 7 games and collect 12 solo tackles, 4 tackles for loss, and a sack. [4] 2019 would be Kamara's best as he would play 12 games for total 51 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, and 4 sacks. [5] Kamara was named Honorable Mention All-Big 12 his senior year, along with earning several academic honors. [6]


Professional Career[edit]

2020[edit]

Azur Kamara would go undrafted in the 2020 NFL Draft. The Dallas Cowboys would sign Kamara to a contract. [7] On August 1, 2021, Kamara was waived with an injury settlement,but was back on injury reserve the next day, ending his rookie season without touching the field. [8]

Personal Life[edit]

Kamara is the son of Djaka Bility and Noah Sherrif. Kamara has four sisters; Fatu and Amie Kamara and Mahawa and Makura Sherrif.As well as two brothers, Adam and Omar Sherrif. [9]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "An Ivory Darling: Azur Kamara makes the Dallas Cowboys 53-man roster". TheLandryHat.com. 2021-09-01. Retrieved 2021-09-01.
  2. "Juco DE Azur Kamara commits to Kansas football". KU Sports.com. 2017-12-19. Retrieved 2021-09-01.
  3. "Azur Kamara Timeline Events". 247 Sports.com. 2021-09-01. Retrieved 2021-09-01.
  4. "Azur Kamara College Stats". Sports Reference.com. 2021-09-01. Retrieved 2021-09-01.
  5. "Azur Kamara College Stats". Sports Reference.com. 2021-09-01. Retrieved 2021-09-01.
  6. "Azur Kamara". KU Athletics.com. 2021-09-01. Retrieved 2021-09-01.
  7. "15 Undrafted Rookies Agree to Join 2020 Class". Dallas Cowboys.com. 2020-04-27. Retrieved 2021-09-01.
  8. "Cowboys' Azur Kamara: Reverts to IR". CbS Sports.com. 2020-08-02. Retrieved 2021-09-01.
  9. "Player Profile: Azur Kamara". JayhawkSlant.com. 2018-08-11. Retrieved 2021-09-01.


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