CAREER: Biggest member of Notre Dame's receiving corps has been effective as a possession receiver and in red zone during his Irish career ... has appeared in 36 games during his career and started 19 contests ... only two current members of football team have started more games on offense (Kyle Rudolph and Chris Stewart, 22 games) ... ranks third on team in career receptions with 75 and second in career receiving yards with 781 ... also has recorded six receiving touchdowns ... set school records for receptions and receiving yards by an Irish freshman (since broken by Michael Floyd).
2009 (JUNIOR): Played in all 12 games, including starting five of those contests (Michigan, Michigan State, Purdue, Boston College and Washington State) ... finished year with 218 receiving yards on 23 catches and one touchdown ... got off to slow start while recovering from mid-August arthroscopic knee surgery but earned increased playing time that coincided with Michael Floyd being injured ... caught first pass of season against Michigan in second game of season for six yards ... also recorded first career rush against Wolverines, good for 10 yards ... gained 23 yards on three receptions against Michigan State and caught three passes for 20 yards at Purdue ... set season high and career high in receptions against Boston College, hauling in seven catches for 60 yards ... caught three passes for 36 yards against Washington State and caught his lone TD pass of the season ... logged 191:56 of playing time and did not make any appearances on special teams.
2008 (SOPHOMORE): Played in all 13 of Notre Dame's games and started nine times (did not start vs. Purdue, Stanford, Navy or Hawai'i) ... posted 20 receptions for 206 yards (10.3 yards per catch) and a touchdown ... tallied a season-best long 28-yard reception in season-opening victory against San Diego Sate ... also recorded a tackle against the Aztecs ... hauled in his only TD of the season (fifth career) in victory over Michigan ... regained a starting role vs. North Carolina and tallied season bests in receptions (five) and receiving yards (58) ... one of those catches was good for a 16-yard gain ... caught two balls for 22 yards in victory over Washington ... was his 10th career start ... hauled in three catches for 21 yards in Notre Dame's season-ending victory vs. Hawaii ... logged 175:28 of playing time with two special-teams appearances.
2007 (FRESHMAN): Set two Notre Dame freshman receiving records (broken in 2008 by Michael Floyd) ... recorded 32 receptions, breaking Tim Brown's previous freshman school record of 28 catches ... caught four touchdown passes to set school record by a freshman ... both records have since been broken by teammate Floyd's 48 receptions and 719 yards ... registered 357 receiving yards and averaged 11.2 yards per catch ... played in 11 games (missed Air Force game) and started five contests ... started final five games of the year he appeared in (Boston College, USC, Navy, Duke and Stanford) ... one of nine freshmen to pick up their first career action for the Irish in the season opening loss vs. Georgia Tech ... recorded two receptions for 19 yards against the Yellow Jackets ... had six catches for 68 yards vs. Purdue... caught first TD of the season on a seven-yard pass from Evan Sharpley vs. Purdue ... registered a long reception of 23 yards vs. the Boilermakers ... made first career start for the Irish at wide receiver vs. Boston College ... led the team with four receptions for 33 yards against USC ... paced the team with five receptions (44 yards), including two TD receptions (one in overtime) vs. Navy ... snagged a jump ball from 25 yards out for a TD with four seconds remaining in the first half vs. Duke ... had two receptions for 32 yards including a TD vs. the Blue Devils ... tied season high with six catches vs. Stanford for season high 93 yards including season-best 35-yard reception ... logged 184:59 of playing time and made 14 special teams appearances.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA:Selected for U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio ... named to the Parade All-America team, one of eight wide receivers to make the squad ... rated the No. 1 prospect in New Jersey by Rivals.com, the sixth-best wide receiver in the nation and 34th-best prospect in the nation by the recruiting website ... rated the seventh-best wide receiver in the country by Tom Lemming ... listed as the No. 8 wide receiver and 36th-best prospect on the ESPN 150 list ... rated the No. 8 wide receiver in the country and third-best prospect in New Jersey by Scout.com ... listed as one of 13 wide receivers on National 100 list by Fort Worth Star-Telegram ... earned first-team all-state accolades as a senior from the Associated Press and Newark Star-Ledger after recording 33 receptions for 560 yards and nine touchdowns ... named to the Scout.com National 100 list following his senior year where he was the seventh-ranked wide receiver and the No. 63 prospect overall ... rated 65th-best prospect in the country - and No. 12 among wide receivers, 16th-best player in the East - on 2006 preseason basis by The Sporting News SchoolSports ... one of top 24 wide receivers nationally on 2006 preseason basis by CBS Sportsline.com College Football Preview ... named second-team all-state as a junior by the Star-Ledger after catching 39 passes for 775 yards and 11 TDs ... ended his high school career with 125 catches for 2,696 yards and 50 TDs ... great downfield blocker helped his running back rush for 2,204 yards with 35 TDs in Kamara's senior season ... played for coach Lou Taglieri at Hoboken ... son of Abu and Christine Kamara ... born March 1, 1989 ... enrolled in College of Arts and Letters, majoring in sociology.
Kamara's Career Statistics