|No. -- Free agent|
|Date of birth:||August 24, 1988|
|Place of birth:||Youngstown, Ohio|
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||330 lb (150 kg)|
|High school:||Youngstown (OH) Mooney|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2015|
Ishmaa'ily "Ish" Yuwsha Kitchen (ISH-may-AH-lee; born August 24, 1988) is an American football nose tackle who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2012. He played college football for Kent State University. Kitchen has also been a member of the Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, New England Patriots, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Kitchen played college football at Kent State. In his senior year, he started 6 games at the nose tackle position. In his junior year, he played in all 12 games in which he recorded 22 tackles for the season. In his sophomore year, he played in 12 games.
He signed with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent. On August 31, 2012, he was released.
On September 1, 2012, He was claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Browns. During the 2014-2015 season Kitchen came out with a new sack dance called the "Kitchen Slam." During this celebration Kitchen acts like he is stirring a pot of dough in the kitchen and then slams it onto the ground. His Sack Dance caught on and has since been voted the best Sack Dance in the NFL. Kitchen was released by the Browns on September 1, 2015.
New England Patriots
On December 16, 2015, Kitchen was signed to the active roster of the New England Patriots. He was cut on December 22, 2015 to make room on the roster for Steven Jackson. The Patriots re-signed Kitchen to their 53-man roster on December 30, 2015.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
In popular culture
- "ESPN Profile". ESPN.com.
- "Ravens Cut Roster To 53". baltimoreravens.com. Retrieved 31 August 2012.
- "Browns Awarded Tank Carder, Ishmaa'ily Kitchen On Waivers". cleveland.sbnation.com. Retrieved 1 September 2012.
- "Browns announce additional roster moves". clevelandbrowns.com. Retrieved 1 September 2012.
- "TWENTYMAN: Lions add another defensive tackle". www.detroitlions.com. Retrieved 2015-10-08.
- Birkett, Dave (October 8, 2015). "Lions sign DT Kitchen, cut Phillip Hunt". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved October 8, 2015.
- "Patriots bringing aboard DT Ishmaa'ily Kitchen to add depth". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2015-12-17.
- Smith, Scott. "Bucs Sign Kitchen, Still Cooking Up DT Depth". Buccaneers.com.
- Smith, Scott. "Jacob Schum, Major Wright Among 12 Cuts". Buccaneers.com.