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2010 (JUNIOR): UTEP's special teams captain ... ranked second on the team in receiving through seven games before tearing his ACL at UAB ... ended the year with 18 catches for 181 yards ... started every game that he played in ... recorded season-bests for receptions (five) and yardage (38) with a TD versus NM State ... had three catches in a trio of games (at Houston, at New Mexico, at UAB) ... registered 36 yards and a score against the Cougars, and 33 yards versus the Blazers ... returned seven kickoffs for 171 yards (24.4-yard average) ... ran back two kickoffs for 86 yards (long of 50) against Rice.

2009 (SOPHOMORE): Posted 12 catches for 284 yards with four touchdowns ... his 23.7 yards per catch average rated second on the squad ... had the fourth-most receiving yards among Miner wideouts ... made three receptions for a career-high 85 yards against Kansas, including a 75-yard touchdown grab from Trevor Vittatoe ... added an 80-yard TD reception versus Tulsa ... also reached the end zone in back-to-back games versus Rice and Marshall to close out the season ... returned 12 kickoffs for 254 yards (21.2 average) ... top kickoff return efforts came against Texas (three attempts-35 yards), UAB (2-63), Rice (2-59) and Marshall (2-48).

2008 (FRESHMAN): Earned playing time in all 12 games, including starting at Houston ... tallied eight catches for 142 yards ... ranked second on the squad in yards per catch (17.8) behind Kris Adams ... snared a 53-yard reception from Trevor Vittatoe against Tulane - part of a two-catch, 66-yard night ... caught a season-high three balls in the season finale at East Carolina ... had 39 yards receiving versus the Pirates ... posted two catches for 22 yards at Houston.

2007: Redshirted.

PRIOR TO UTEP: Rated an Area Top-100 player by The Dallas Morning News ... two-year letterwinner and starter for coach David Meadows ... Scout.com honorable mention at the All-American Camp ... second team All-District 8-5A wide receiver in 2006 ... caught 16 passes for 267 yards (16.7 ypc) and two TDs as a senior ... returned eight punts for 340 yards (42.5 ypr) and one touchdown and 16 kickoffs for 254 yards (15.9 ypr) in 2006 ... led DeSoto to Bi-District and Area titles and the fourth round of the state playoffs on a squad that finished 10-4 as a senior ... 11 receptions for 244 yards (22.2 ypc) and two touchdowns as a junior ... DeSoto went 7-4 his junior year ... lettered three times in track and field, qualifying for the regional championships in the 4x100 relay as a junior ... favorite moment came during his junior year when he scored the winning touchdown on a trick play against Duncanville to elevate DeSoto into the playoffs ... member of the Eagle Program for Gifted Students, Peer Assist and Leadership ... DIOP and Youth Chosen Generation ... active with his church and Christian faith.

PERSONAL: Parents are Martin and Felecia Kemp ... has five brothers ... cousin Michael Adams played football at Louisiana-Lafayette ... full name is Donavon Lavon Kemp ... born 12/29/88 (Dallas, Texas) ... Business Management major.

Donavon Kemp

Donavon  Kemp


DeSoto, TX

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Height / Weight:
6-1 / 195



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