Qadry Ismail

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Qadry Ismail
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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.

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

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Early years

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.

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Wilkes-Barre is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the county seat of Luzerne County. It is one of the principal cities in the Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area. Located at the center of the Wyoming Valley, it is second in size to the nearby city of Scranton. The Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area had a population of 563,631 as of the 2010 Census, making it the fourth-largest metro/statistical area in the state of Pennsylvania. Wilkes-Barre and the surrounding Wyoming Valley are framed by the Pocono Mountains to the east, the Endless Mountains to the west, and the Lehigh Valley to the south. The Susquehanna River flows through the center of the valley and defines the northwestern border of the city.

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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.

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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 .

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College career

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.

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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

YearTeamGamesReceivingRushingReturnsFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgTDLngAttYdsAvgLngTDKRYdsAvgLngTDFumLost
1989 SYR 110000.000000.0003373822.4--0----
1990 SYR 110000.000000.0003269921.8--0----
1991 SYR 11--3769318.73--1221618.0--31947525.0--1----
1992 SYR 11--3662517.42--222179.9--32137818.0--0----
Career [2] 44--731,31818.15--3443312.7--61052,29021.8--1----

Professional career

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

YearTeamGamesReceivingRushingReturnsFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgTDLngAttYdsAvgLngTDKRYdsAvgLngTDFumLost
1993 MIN 1531921211.21373144.7604290221.547011
1994 MIN 1634569615.5565000.0003580723.161022
1995 MIN 1613259718.7385177.070421,03724.771032
1996 MIN 1622235116.0354000.0002852718.832020
1997 MIA 30000.000000.000816620.827000
1998 NO 101000.000000.0002859021.139021
1999 BAL 1616681,10516.3676144.04045513.819020
2000 BAL 15134965513.4553000.00025125.538000
2001 BAL 1615741,05914.3777000.0000000011
2002 IND 14144446210.5342000.0000000000
Career [4] 137683535,13714.633855255.0701894,13521.9710137

Broadcast career

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

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 2011-2019. 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]

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