OLBKemoko Turay

Rutgers — Big Ten
  • Height: 6043
  • Weight: 252
  • Hometown: Newark, NJ
  • Age: 22

Bio

2017 (Redshirt Senior): Played in all 12 games with nine starts at defensive end ... earned the Academic Excellence Award at the team banquet (12/15) for being the team's most elite scholar-athlete ... named to the Academic All-Big Ten list (12/6) ... invited to the Senior Bowl ... recorded a career-best 65 tackles on the season, with 52 versus the run, eight against the pass and five on sacks ... accumulated 4.0 sacks overall with a team-leading 7.0 tackles-for-loss ... also forced a fumble, recovered two fumbles, batted down a pass and was credited with six quarterback hurries ... totaled a career-best 10 tackles with 1.5 sacks on Senior Day versus No. 16 Michigan State (11/25) ... credited with eight stops at Indiana (11/18) ... added three tackles with one for a loss at No. 14 Penn State (11/11) ... collected seven stops at Michigan (10/28), including a sack for a 13-yard loss ... recorded nine tackles with a pass break-up and three hurries in the victory over Purdue (10/21) ... had four tackles with a sack in the win at Illinois (10/14) ... collected seven stops with two for a loss and a sack versus No. 11 Ohio State (9/30) ... totaled seven tackles in the Big Ten opener at Nebraska (9/23) ... recovered a fumble in the win over Morgan State (9/16) ... recorded four tackles with a fumble recovery versus Eastern Michigan (9/9) ... picked up five tackles with an assist on one for a loss and two quarterback hurries in the season opener against No. 8 Washington (9/1).

2016 (Redshirt Junior): Played in eight games on the defensive line ... picked up three tackles with two sacks ... had a sack for an eight-yard loss in season finale at Maryland (11/26) ... dropped the quarterback for a nine-yard loss against Indiana (11/5) ... made season debut versus Iowa (9/24).

2015 (Redshirt Sophomore): Played in 11 games with one start at defensive end ... totaled nine tackles on the season with three for a loss ... collected two sacks with 10 additional quarterback hurries ... added a fumble recovery for a touchdown ... picked up two tackles and two hurries against Maryland (11/28) ... two hurries versus Nebraska (11/14), including one that led to an interception down the field ... had a tackle-for-loss versus No. 1 Ohio State (10/24) ... returned a fumble on an errant punt snap 26 yards for first career touchdown in comeback win at Indiana (10/17) ... two quarterback hurries versus No. 4 Michigan State (10/10) ... had a sack for a 10-yard loss and a pass deflection in win over Kansas (9/26) ... made first career start versus Washington State (9/12) and logged three tackles, three quarterback hurries and a pass break-up ... registered first sack of the season in the opening win over Norfolk State (9/5) ... entered summer camp as a starting defensive end on the depth chart (8/10) ... named Preseason Third Team All-Big Ten by Phil Steele (6/1) and Fourth Team by Athlon Sports (6/11).

2014 (Redshirt Freshman): Played all 13 games at defensive end ... named to the 14th annual Football Writers Association of America Freshman All-America Team ... Scout Freshman All-America Second Team selection ... earned a spot on the Big Ten Network All-Freshman Team ... named honorable mention All-Big Ten by the media (12/1) ... led the team and ranked tied for seventh in the Big Ten with 7.5 sacks ... added four quarterback hurries ... third on defense with 8.5 tackles-for-loss overall ... tied for the nation's lead with three blocked kicks ... recorded two quarterback hurries in the Quick Lane Bowl (12/26) win over North Carolina ... assisted on fourth-down tackle at Maryland (11/29) that helped seal the victory ... had four stops at Michigan State (11/22) with three being solo ... totaled 1.5 sacks on four tackles in win over Indiana (11/15) ... in on a sack versus Wisconsin (11/1) ... picked up three tackles at Nebraska (10/25) with one for a three-yard loss ... named Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week (10/6) ... blocked potential go-ahead field goal late in the fourth quarter to seal win over Michigan (10/4), also recording a half sack and a break-up on defense ... picked up three tackles with a sack versus Tulane (9/27) ... assisted on a sack late in the fourth quarter at Navy (9/20) ... blocked a field goal against Penn State (9/13) ... totaled 1.5 sacks against Howard (9/6), adding a blocked field goal ... made collegiate debut at Washington State (8/28) and picked up three tackles with two sacks ... second sack went for a nine-yard loss late in fourth quarter on final defensive series.

2013 (Freshman): Did not see game action ... redshirted.

High School: Played for coach Darnell Mangan at Barringer ... Third Team All-State selection by the Star-Ledger ... led New Jersey with 19 sacks as a senior ... helped guide Barringer to the playoffs for the first time in 26 years ... nine tackles, three sacks, a forced fumble and a safety in a 19-6 victory over Belleville ... rated as a three-star recruit by Scout ... recorded 105 tackles (28 for loss), 19 sacks and four forced fumbles as a senior ... did not play football as a sophomore or junior ... played the sport as a freshman at East Orange ... NJSIAA North II, Group I spring track and field champion in the triple jump and long jump as a junior ... also played high school basketball.

Personal: An information technology and informatics major.