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Elmore Hempstead Jr.

Position Cornerback
Height 5'11''
Weight 180 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Smackover, Ark.
High School Smackover HS
bio

2019 (Sr.): Oklahoma: Matched his Kansas career high with a pass breakup against the Sooners … Notched a pair of tackles (one solo, one assisted) on the afternoon … at TCU: Did not have in stats in his playing time in Fort Worth … West Virginia: Saw action against the Mountaineers, but did not record any stats on the day … at Boston College: Made two pass breakups against the Eagles, the most he has had in one game during his Jayhawk career … Coastal Carolina: Had playing time vs. the Chanticleers … Indiana State: Saw action in the season opener … Recorded one tackle.

2018 (Jr.): at Central Michigan: Made his Jayhawk debut seeing action at cornerback … Rutgers: Saw action at cornerback … Credited with his first tackle in the Crimson and Blue … at Baylor: Saw action on defense … Recorded two tackles … Oklahoma State: Saw action at cornerback … Credited with one tackle … Recorded his first-career interception as a Jayhawk … at West Virginia: Totaled one tackle … at Texas Tech: Saw action on special teams and in the secondary … Recorded three tackles … TCU: Recorded one tackle … Iowa State: Saw action in the secondary … Credited with two tackles.

2016-17 (Fr.-So. at Fort Scott CC): Rated a three-star prospect according to Rivals.com … Played for head coach Kale Pick, a former KU standout wide receiver, at FSCC … Tabbed Second Team All-KJCCC in 2017 … Tallied 18 tackles and two interceptions as a sophomore … Also had five pass breakups and one tackle-for-loss … As a freshman, recorded 47 tackles, five interceptions, seven pass breakups and 1.5 TFLs … Picked up Honorable Mention All-KJCCC honors in 2016.

High School: Earned four letters in football playing for head coach Brian Strickland at Smackover HS … Helped lead SHS to a 26-7 record over his final three seasons … Earned all-state and all-conference honors in football … Also lettered in basketball and track & field … Named all-region and all-conference in basketball … An all-district honoree in track & field.

Personal: Son of Laprino Hempstead and Herbert Rayford … Has three sisters; Whitney Moore and Chelsea and Jillian Hempstead.