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Azur Kamara - Football - Kansas Jayhawks

Azur Kamara

Position Outside Linebacker
Height 6'4''
Weight 235 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Glendale, Ariz.
High School Central HS

Career Honors: 2019: Honorable Mention All-Big 12; Academic All-Big 12 Second Team; Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll and Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (spring).

2019 (Sr.): Honorable Mention All-Big 12 … An Academic All-Big 12 Second Team selection … In the starting lineup for KU in each of its 12 games this season … Sixth among the Jayhawks’ defenders with 51 tackles on the season (29 solo and 22 assisted) … Second on the team in tackles-for-loss with 6.0 for a loss of 27 yards … Registered 3.5 sacks for a loss of 22 yards … Also hurried the quarterback on four separate occasions. Indiana State: Started at outside linebacker in the Jayhawks’ opening game … Recorded three total tackles, including one sack and one tackle-for-loss … Coastal Carolina: Made three tackles for the Jayhawks vs. the Chanticleers (two solo, one assisted) and added a sack for a loss of seven yards … at Boston College: Tallied four total tackles (two solo, two assisted) for the Jayhawks in Chestnut Hill … Was also credited with 0.5 sack for a loss of three yards … West Virginia: For the second-straight game, made four tackles for the Jayhawks (one solo, three assisted) … at TCU: Matched his KU-career best with five total tackles against the Horned Frogs (three solo, two assisted) … Oklahoma: Was all over the field defensively for the Jayhawks against the Sooners, contributing five total tackles (three solo, two assisted), 1.0 sack for a loss of eight yards … Also hurried the quarterback once … at Texas: In his seventh-straight start of the season, the senior again made an impact on the defensive side of the ball for the Jayhawks … Set a new season and career high with seven total tackles (four solo, three assisted) on the night … Contributed 0.5 sack for a Longhorn loss of four yards … 1.5 TFL on the night, for a total of seven yards … Also matched his season and career high at Kansas by hurrying the quarterback one time … Texas Tech: Made two total tackles (one solo, one assisted) in the Jayhawks’ Homecoming victory over the Red Raiders, 37-34 … Also made a quarterback hurry on the afternoon, his third of the season … Kansas State: Collected stats across the board in KU’s defensive effort against in-state rival K-State: five total tackles (four solo, one assisted), 1.0 TFL and another quarterback hurry, his second game in a row with that particular statistic … at Oklahoma State: Again among the Jayhawks’ defensive leaders on the field, contributing six total tackles (four solo and two assisted), good for third on the team for the day, against the nationally ranked Cowboys … at Iowa State: Tallied four total tackles (one solo, three assisted) for the Jayhawks in Ames … Baylor: Contributed three solo tackles to the Jayhawks’ defensive effort against the nationally ranked Bears. 

2018 (Jr.): Played in all 12 games, starting three … Credited with 16 total tackles, 5.0 TFLs and 1.0 sack … Also recorded one pass breakup, one quarterback hurry and one forced fumble … Rutgers: Earned his first-career start at defensive end … Finished the game with two tackles, including his first-career tackle-for-loss … at Baylor: Started at defensive end … Recorded one tackle … at West Virginia: Credited with two tackles and a TFL … at Texas Tech: Recorded a career-best five tackles with one sack … TCU: Started at defensive end … Credited with three tackles … at Kansas State: Credited with a TFL … Texas: Totaled two tackles on the day.

2016-17 (Fr.-So. at Arizona Western College): Rated a three-star prospect according to Rivals.com … Collected 30 total tackles, including a team-leading 15.5 tackles-for-loss in 2017 … Recorded 12.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, a pass breakup and a blocked kick in helping lead Arizona Western to the NJCAA national title game … Posted 45 total tackles, 13.5 TFLs and eight sacks in 2016 … Also had four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries while playing for head coach Tom Minnick at AWC.

High School: Collected 106 total tackes, including 25.5 sacks, during his senior season at Central HS in 2015 … Also caused four fumbles and recovered one … Earned first team all-conference on both offense and defense … Named to the All-USA Arizona High School football team following his senior season … Coached by Jon Clanton at CHS.

Personal: Son of Djaka Bility and Noah Sherrif … Has four sisters: Fatu and Amie Kamara and Mahawa and Makura Sherrif … Also has two brothers, Adam and Omar Sherrif … Majoring in liberal arts and sciences.