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Jimmy Kemp

Birthdate: (45)
Birthplace: Potomac, Montgomery County, Maryland, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Jack Kemp, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and <private> Kemp (Main)
Brother of Jeffrey Allan Kemp; <private> Andrews (Kemp) and <private> Kemp

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About Jimmy Kemp

Jimmy Kemp (born June 27, 1971) is a former CFL quarterback. He is the brother of former NFL quarterback Jeff Kemp and the son of the late American Football League Most Valuable Player and U.S. Congressman Jack Kemp. After a successful career at Maryland's Winston Churchill High School, he played sparingly in his first two seasons at Wake Forest University (including one as a Redshirt) before becoming the team's starter during his junior year. After graduating he was signed by the Sacramento Gold Miners of the Canadian Football League. He was the team's third string quarterback behind David Archer and Kerwin Bell before moving up to second string when Bell left for the Edmonton Eskimos before the 1995 season. He got his first start on July 26, 1995 for the now San Antonio Texans when starter David Archer went down. He competed with former Buffalo Bills and Tampa Bay Buccaneers starting quarterback Joe Ferguson for playing time until Archer returned in late August.

In 1996 he split his time campaigning with his dad, who was the Republican Party Vice Presidential nominee and playing football. In 1998 when he once again replaced David Archer as starter, this time with the Edmonton Eskimos. He split the Toronto Argonauts starting quarterback position with Kerwin Bell during the 2000 and 2001 CFL seasons before missing the entire 2002 season due to a contract hold out after the Argonauts refused to pay his moving expenses.

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June 27, 1971
Potomac, Montgomery County, Maryland, United States