Qadry Ismail

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Qadry Ismail
No. 82, 86, 87, 83
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1970-11-08) November 8, 1970 (age 48)
Newark, New Jersey
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:196 lb (89 kg)
Career information
High school:Wilkes-Barre (PA) Meyers
College:Syracuse
NFL Draft:1993 / Round: 2 / Pick: 52
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions:353
Receiving yards:5,137
Touchdowns:33
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Qadry Rahmadan "The Missile" Ismail (born November 8, 1970) is a former American football wide receiver. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the second round (52nd overall) of the 1993 NFL draft by the Minnesota Vikings. He played college football at Syracuse.

He also played for the Miami Dolphins, New Orleans Saints, Baltimore Ravens (with which he won Super Bowl XXXV), and the Indianapolis Colts.

Early years[edit]

Qadry Rahmadan Ismail[1] born on November 8, 1970 in Newark, New Jersey the son of Ibrahim and Fat'ma Ismail. In 1985, Ismail moved to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and attended Elmer L. Meyers Junior/Senior High School while living with his grandmother Laura Bauknight. He, along with his older brother Raghib, would find himself being named the inaugural recipient of the Martin Luther King Youth Leadership Award given by the local chapter of the NAACP of Northeast Pennsylvania. In addition to playing high school football, he also ran track.

As a member of the track team, he was ranked the nations best high school hurdler by Track & Field News in 1988. He finished first at the 110m high hurdles Golden West Invitational. He was also a two time state team champion in track and field. He was a six time PIAA AA State champion in the 110m high hurdles, 300m intermediate hurdles, and 4x100. He was a two time PIAA AA silver medalist in the 4x400, as well as a bronze medalist in the 110m high hurdles. He was a four time PIAA Distric II team champion, and 12 time PIAA District II champion. He also earned two WVC team conference championships.

As a member of the football team, he was a two time All-scholastic selection as a wide receiver and defensive back. He was inducted into the PIAA Coaches Association Hall of Fame. He was named the 1988 Athlete of the Year by The Citizens' Voice and the Times Leader.

College career[edit]

Ismail attended Syracuse University, where he was a member of the football team as well as track team. Ismail was the first two sport All-American at Syracuse since Jim Brown in 1957.

As a member of the track team, Ismail was an All-American in the indoor 55m hurdles, as well as the outdoor 110m hurdles. He was also an IC4A 110m hurdle, and 55m hurdle champion. He was also the Big East champion in the 110m hurdles, as well as the 55m hurdle. He also set the school record in the 55m hurldes. He was also the Big East champion in the 4x400. He was also the school record holder for the 4x400.

As a member of the football team, Ismail was an All-American selection as a kick returner in 1991. He was also a first team All-Big East selection as a wide receiver and kickoff returner, and a second team all-Big East selection as wide receiver.

Career statistics[edit]

Year Team Games Receiving Rushing Returns Fumbles
G GS Rec Yds Avg TD Lng Att Yds Avg Lng TD KR Yds Avg Lng TD Fum Lost
1989 SYR 11 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 33 738 22.4 -- 0 -- --
1990 SYR 11 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 32 699 21.8 -- 0 -- --
1991 SYR 11 -- 37 693 18.7 3 -- 12 216 18.0 -- 3 19 475 25.0 -- 1 -- --
1992 SYR 11 -- 36 625 17.4 2 -- 22 217 9.9 -- 3 21 378 18.0 -- 0 -- --
Career[2] 44 -- 73 1,318 18.1 5 -- 34 433 12.7 -- 6 105 2,290 21.8 -- 1 -- --

Professional career[edit]

Ismail was selected in the second round (52nd overall) of the 1993 NFL draft by the Minnesota Vikings, becoming the highest drafted Syracuse player since Art Monk.

In 1999, he was voted Number 22 on the list of top 100 athletes by the Citizen’s Voice.

In 1999 with the Baltimore Ravens, Ismail led the team with 68 catches, 1,105 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns, including career-high 258 yards in one game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. What might have been the high-water mark of Ismail's career and potential crowning moment came on January 28, 2001, when the Baltimore Ravens defeated the New York Giants 34-7 in Tampa, Florida in Super Bowl XXXV. Ismail caught a 47-yard reception and earned his first Super Bowl ring

In 2002, Ismail signed a one-year deal with the Indianapolis Colts as a #2 wide receiver behind Marvin Harrison.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Year Team Games Receiving Rushing Returns Fumbles
G GS Rec Yds Avg TD Lng Att Yds Avg Lng TD KR Yds Avg Lng TD Fum Lost
1993 MIN 15 3 19 212 11.2 1 37 3 14 4.7 6 0 42 902 21.5 47 0 1 1
1994 MIN 16 3 45 696 15.5 5 65 0 0 0.0 0 0 35 807 23.1 61 0 2 2
1995 MIN 16 1 32 597 18.7 3 85 1 7 7.0 7 0 42 1,037 24.7 71 0 3 2
1996 MIN 16 2 22 351 16.0 3 54 0 0 0.0 0 0 28 527 18.8 32 0 2 0
1997 MIA 3 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 8 166 20.8 27 0 0 0
1998 NO 10 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 28 590 21.1 39 0 2 1
1999 BAL 16 16 68 1,105 16.3 6 76 1 4 4.0 4 0 4 55 13.8 19 0 2 0
2000 BAL 15 13 49 655 13.4 5 53 0 0 0.0 0 0 2 51 25.5 38 0 0 0
2001 BAL 16 15 74 1,059 14.3 7 77 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2002 IND 14 14 44 462 10.5 3 42 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career[4] 137 68 353 5,137 14.6 33 85 5 25 5.0 7 0 189 4,135 21.9 71 0 13 7

Broadcast career[edit]

After retiring from the NFL, Ismail began a career in broadcasting, spending time with Comcast Sports Net, BET Black College Football, and ESPN before becoming part of the Ravens’ broadcast team.[5] In March 2017, it was announced that Ismail would be a color commentator for the Baltimore Brigade of the Arena Football League.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Ismail is the brother of Raghib "The Rocket" Ismail and Sulaiman "The Bomb" Ismail. He has three children Qalea, Qadry, and Qadir from his marriage to Holly Oslander Ismail. Ismail is a sports performance coach (Missile Training) at the Sports Factory in Bel Air, Maryland. He has worked with hundreds of athletes helping them improve on their fitness and speed.

Ismail served as the head coach of the Patterson Mill High School boys track and field team from 2011-2018. His daughter, Qalea, plays basketball at Princeton University.[7] In 2017, his son, Qadry, began playing wide receiver at Mercyhurst University.[8] In December 2017, his son, Qadir, signed to play quarterback at Villanova.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jackel, Peter (August 3, 1997). "Packers receiver Ismail again must defend his honor before NFL critics". The Journal Times. Racine, Wisconsin. p. 15. Retrieved June 11, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. Free to read
  2. ^ "Qadry Ismail College Stats". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved June 11, 2018.
  3. ^ Chappell, Mike (February 27, 2002). "Colts release Ismail for cap savings". Indianapolis Star. Indianapolis, Indiana. p. 2. Retrieved June 11, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. Free to read
  4. ^ "Qadry Ismail Stats". ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  5. ^ Parasiliti, Bob (April 14, 2018). "At Ravens Roost, Ismail dishes on why football matters". Retrieved June 11, 2018.
  6. ^ Allen, Scott (March 21, 2017). "Santana Moss will do color commentary for Washington's Arena Football League team". washingtonpost.com. Retrieved March 22, 2017.
  7. ^ "2015-2016 W. Basetball Roster Qalea Ismail". GoPrincetonTigers.com. Retrieved June 11, 2018.
  8. ^ "Mercyhurst Athletics - Qadry Ismail". HusrtAthletics.com. Retrieved June 11, 2018.
  9. ^ Rapay, Eugene (December 20, 2017). "Quarterback Qadir Ismail signs Letter of intent". VUHoops.com. Retrieved June 11, 2017.