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Amp Campbell
Amp Campbell

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Sarasota, Fla.

High School:
Riverview

Weight:
200

Position:
Cornerback

Birthdate:
09/04/1975

Experience:
2L


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