Colorado State outside linebacker Mohamed Kamara’s productivity has been on display since 2021. Kamara finished that season with a then career-best total of seven-and-a-half sacks to go along with nine-and-a-half tackles for losses. He often stood up as a rush outside linebacker for former defensive coordinator Chuck Heater.
The arrival of new defensive coordinator Freddie Banks a year ago did nothing to stop his charge. In 2022, Kamara set new career-highs in sacks (8.5), tackles for loss (16) and forced fumbles (two). It should come as no surprise that Banks knows exactly how to employ Kamara. While serving as the defensive coordinator at Montana State in 2021, he tutored two eventual 2022 NFL draft picks (Troy Andersen and Daniel Hardy). Andersen went in the second round (58th overall) to the Atlanta Falcons and Hardy was taken by the Los Angeles Rams in the seventh round.
Through three games in 2023, Kamara ranks second nationally with five quarterback sacks. Last weekend, he returned a fumble for a touchdown in the Rams 31-23 victory over Middle Tennessee. In our video spotlight on the Central (Newark) High School (NJ) product, we spotlight Kamara’s breakout 2021 campaign.