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Report: Chiefs Elevate Former Layton High Standout To Active Roster

Nov 5, 2022, 7:22 PM
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Wide receiver Marcus Kemp #85 of the Kansas City Chiefs looks on during training camp at Missouri Western State University on July 28, 2021 in St Joseph, Missouri. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)
(Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – The Kansas City Chiefs promoted former Layton Lancers standout Marcus Kemp to their active roster for Week 9 of the 2022 NFL season, according to ESPN’s Field Yates.

The NFL insider reported Kemp’s elevation from the practice squad to 53-man roster on Saturday, November 5.

“The Chiefs have elevated WR/ST Marcus Kemp from the practice squad for tomorrow night’s game against the Titans,” Yates tweeted.

It’s the second consecutive week that Kansas City has elevated Kemp to the active roster.

Kemp re-joined Kansas City’s practice squad in early October. The former Layton High star is in his third stint with the Chiefs. He previously played for Kansas City from 2017-20 and 2020-21. Kemp was recently a member of the New York Giants. New York released Kemp after he was placed on Injured Reserve in August because of a hamstring injury. The former Lancer was also a member of the Miami Dolphins in 2020.

Prior to his time in the NFL, Kemp was a standout player at Layton High. Following his high school career, the wide receiver played college football for the Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors.

Kemp played at Hawai’i from 2013-16. During his time with the Rainbow Warriors, Kemp had 176 receptions for 2,570 yards and 13 touchdowns in 45 games.

He signed with the Chiefs after he went undrafted in the 2017 NFL Draft.

In 2019, Kemp suffered a knee injury and was placed on Injured Reserve by the Chiefs. Later than season, Kansas City defeated the San Francisco 49ers to win Super Bowl LVI.

During his professional career, Kemp has four catches for 42 yards and has been a great special teams player.

The Chiefs currently own a 5-2 record.

Kansas City’s next game is at home against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, November 6 at 6:20 p.m. (MDT) on KSL 5 TV.

Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and co-host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

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