Attempts to make a courageous comeback after suffering a cervic-spinal injury in the second game of the 1998 season . . . has been granted a sixth-year waiver request by the NCAA but under Big Ten regulations, he must complete his undergraduate degree requirements prior to the ’99 season . . . expects to compete for the starting job at left cornerback if on the active roster . . .
1998 SEASON: Presented the Biggie Munn Award as the team’s most inspirational player . . . one of six players elected captain prior to the ’98 season . . . started the first two games, vs. Colorado State and Oregon, at left cornerback . . . injured his neck trying to make a tackle on Oregon’s second touchdown late in the first quarter . . . underwent spinal-fusion surgery Sept. 5 to repair a fracture between the sixth and seventh vertebrae . . . credited with four tackles (2 solos, 2 assists) vs. Oregon . . . recorded six solo stops and a pass break-up in 32 minutes vs. Colorado State in the season opener . . .
AS A JUNIOR: Second-team All-Big Ten pick by both the coaches and media in 1997 . . . started all but one game at left cornerback in ’97, with a sore shoulder keeping him out of the starting lineup vs. Indiana . . . led the Spartans with five interceptions (47 return yards) and finished second on the team lead with 15 pass break-ups . . . ranked among the Big Ten leaders in interceptions (tied for second) and PBUs (third) . . . credited with 40 tackles (29 solos, 11 assists), including nine for losses (39 yards) . . . had six stops (3-3) and a pass break-up vs. Washington in the Aloha Bowl . . . selected Spartan Defensive Player of the Week vs. Penn State with 18 production points . . . had seven tackles (5-2), an interception and two pass break-ups vs. Penn State . . . played a season-high 72 snaps vs. Purdue . . . held Ohio State’s Dee Miller, the Big Ten’s third-leading receiver at 83 yards per game, to just one catch for 5 yards . . . had an interception and a season-high three PBUs vs. Ohio State . . . produced seven tackles (6-1) vs. Minnesota, including four for losses (15 yards) . . . returned an interception 43 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter of the ’97 season opener vs. Western Michigan . . .
AS A SOPHOMORE: Presented the Tommy Love Award as the team’s most improved defensive player in 1996 . . . started all 12 games at left corner in ’96 and played 333 minutes . . . ranked sixth on the team in tackles with 54 (46 solos, 8 assists), including six for losses (48 yards) and three sacks (27) . . . led the team with MSU single-season record 14 pass break-ups . . . also led the Spartans with three caused fumbles . . . had seven tackles (6 solos, 1 assist) and caused a fumble vs. Penn State in the regular-season finale . . . also recorded seven tackles (5-2) vs. Louisville, including a sack (14 yards), and forced two fumbles, including one returned 33 yards for a touchdown by Dimitrius Underwood . . . registered six solo tackles vs. Indiana . . .
AS A FRESHMAN: Sat out the entire 1995 season for academic reasons . . . 1994 SEASON: Redshirted . . .
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named to Parade and USA Today prep All-America teams in 1993 . . . ranked as the nation’s No. 1 defensive back by Parade Magazine . . . rated the country’s No. 3 DB and Florida’s No. 4 prospect by SuperPrep . . . earned Class 5A first-team all-state honors as a senior . . . had 77 tackles and six interceptions in ’93, helping Riverview High School reach the state 5A quarterfinals . . . also caught 15 passes for 360 yards (24.0 avg.) . . . returned a school-record 23 kicks (kickoffs and punts combined) for TDs during his prep career . . . picked off six passes and returned nine kicks for TDs as a junior . . . four-year letterwinner for Coach John Sprague . . . also won four letters in track, earning all-conference honors in both the 100 meters and long jump . . . born Sept. 4, 1975 . . . majoring in telecommunication.
Campbell’s Career Statistics
G/GS UT AT TM TFL-Yds. Sacks INT.-Yds. PBU 1996 12/12 46 8 54 6-48 3-27 0-0 14 1997 12/11 29 11 40 9-39 0-0 5-47 15 1998 2/2 8 2 10 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 Career 26/25 83 21 104 15-87 3-27 5-47 30
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