Bruce Campbell (American football)

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Bruce Campbell
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Campbell with the Oakland Raiders in October 2010.
No. --     Free agent
Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-05-25) May 25, 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth: Hamden, Connecticut
Height: 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) Weight: 320 lb (145 kg)
Career information
High school: Hamden (CT) Hyde Leadership
College: Maryland
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 4 / Pick: 106
Debuted in 2010 for the Oakland Raiders
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • ACC Lineman of the Week (Week 7, 2008)
  • PrepStar High School All-American (2006)
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Games played 19
Games started 0
Stats at NFL.com

Bruce Campbell (born May 25, 1988) is a American football offensive tackle who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football at Maryland. He was son of the late former NBA forward and Providence College great Bruce "Soup" Campbell.

He has also been a member of the Carolina Panthers and New York Jets.

Early years[edit]

Campbell originally attended Hyde Leadership School in New Haven, Connecticut, where he was a four-year letterwinner and never missed a game during his career. He played defensive end all four years and started at that spot and offensive tackle his last two years. Campbell had 50 tackles, including 4.5 quarterback sacks, while blocking two PATs and one punt as a junior, and recorded 70 tackles, including six sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery his senior season in 2005. He subsequently earned PrepStar All-American honors.

Considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Campbell was ranked as the No. 17 offensive tackle prospect in 2006.[1] He chose Maryland over Michigan State, Nebraska, and Virginia. However, before enrolling at Maryland, Campbell spent a preparation year at Hargrave Military Academy.

College career[edit]

In his true freshman season at Maryland in 2007, Campbell appeared in five games at left tackle, including one start against Clemson when injuries hit the Terrapins' offensive line.

Campbell played in all 13 games in 2008, and saw action as a reserve at left tackle in the first six contests before starting at that spot the last seven. He was part of an offensive line that enabled Da'Rel Scott (1,133) to become the seventh Terp back, and first since Chris Downs in 2002, to gain over 1,000 rushing yards. In week 7 of the season, Campbell earned ACC Lineman of the Week honors for his performance against Wake Forest.

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft[edit]

On December 18, 2009, Campbell announced his decision to enter the 2010 NFL Draft.[2]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 7 in 314 lb 36¼ in 10½ in 4.75 s 1.70 s 2.76 s 4.69 s 7.58 s 32 in 8 ft 5 in 34 reps
All values from NFL Combine[3]

Oakland Raiders[edit]

Campbell was selected by the Oakland Raiders in the fourth round (106th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft, despite many draft analysts, such as Mel Kiper and Scott Wright, who thought he would be selected in the top 10. He was reunited with former Maryland teammate Darrius Heyward-Bey. Before training camp started former head coach Tom Cable moved Campbell inside to play right guard on the Raiders' offensive line. On July 21, 2011, Campbell confirmed that he would be moving back outside to play his native position offensive tackle on the Raiders' offensive line under former head coach Hue Jackson's power blocking scheme.[4]

Carolina Panthers[edit]

Campbell was acquired by the Carolina Panthers on March 30, 2012 in a trade that sent RB Mike Goodson to the Oakland Raiders. On August 24, 2013, he was waived/injured by the Panthers.[5]

Washington Redskins[edit]

On March 12, 2014, Campbell signed a one year deal with the Washington Redskins.[6] However, his deal was voided on March 13, 2014 after he failed his team physical.

New York Jets[edit]

The New York Jets signed Campbell on August 5, 2014.[7] He was released on August 23.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Offensive tackles 2006, Rivals.com, January 30, 2006 
  2. ^ Schad, Joe (December 18, 2009), Offensive tackle Bruce Campbell of Maryland Terrapins to enter draft, ESPN.com 
  3. ^ Bruce Campbell Combine Profile, NFL.com, retrieved February 27, 2010 .
  4. ^ http://www.footballnewsnow.com/2011/bruce-campbell-confirms-position-switch-on-o-line/
  5. ^ Henson, Max (August 24, 2013). "Panthers reduce roster". Panthers.com. Retrieved August 25, 2013. 
  6. ^ Jones, Mike. "Redskins sign former Terps tackle Bruce Campbell". Washingtonpost.com. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  7. ^ Lange, Randy (August 5, 2014). "Cunningham Goes to IR, OL Campbell Signs". New York Jets. Archived from the original on August 5, 2014. Retrieved August 5, 2014. 
  8. ^ Lange, Randy (August 23, 2014). "Jets Release Seven Players". New York Jets. Archived from the original on August 24, 2014. Retrieved August 24, 2014. 

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