Tommie Campbell

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Tommie Campbell
Tommy campbell titans.jpg
Campbell with the Titans in 2013.
No. --     Free Agent
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-09-19) September 19, 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth: Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 198 lb (90 kg)
Career information
High school: Aliquippa (PA)
College: California (PA)
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 7 / Pick: 251
Debuted in 2011 for the Tennessee Titans
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Tackles 32
Forced fumbles 1
Total Return yards 65
Total TDs 1
Stats at NFL.com

Tommie James Campbell[1] (born September 19, 1987) is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Titans in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL Draft.[2][3]

High School career[edit]

While attending Aliquippa High School, Campbell was a multi-sport star in football, basketball and track.[4][5] He was the Pennsylvania state high school sprint champion in 2005.[6][7]

College career[edit]

He went on to play college football at Pitt (2005–2006), Edinboro University (2007), and California (PA) (2010). Academic problems ended his playing career at Pitt and Edinboro, and he was working as a janitor at Pittsburgh International Airport from 2008 to 2009.[8][9] Campbell was afforded a third chance to play college football by the California University of Pennsylvania. Campbell made good on the third opportunity. He appeared in all 12 games for California (Pa.). California coach John Luckhardt said that Campbell's life experiences had helped him mature and quipped, "One of the things he said was that cleaning toilets at 12 o'clock at night really got his attention."[6] Campbell, in turn, has expressed his gratitude to Coach Luckhardt for giving him another chance: "Cal gave me another shot at pursuing my dream, which is to be a success in the NFL."[6] Based on his comeback performance in 2010, Campbell was one of only eight Division II players to participate in the 2011 Eastham Energy All-Star Game in Arizona. He also participated in the Cactus Bowl (Division II All Star Game) in Texas.[6] Campbell ran a 4.31 40-yard dash at the Cactus Bowl, ranking third among the 300-plus prospects at the event.[9]

Professional career[edit]

Tennessee Titans[edit]

He was selected by the Tennessee Titans in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL Draft. On August 29, 2014 he was released by the Titans.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/C/CampTo00.htm
  2. ^ Campbell drafted by the Titans
  3. ^ "Aliquippa's Campbell took long route to NFL Draft". Beaver County Times. May 1, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Campbell commits to Harris, Pitt: Six-foot-four Aliquippa star to join Lay, Revis in Oakland". Beaver County Times. December 1, 2004. 
  5. ^ Dave Mackall (August 18, 2005). "Campbell making fast impression". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. 
  6. ^ a b c d "Tommie Campbell's road to redemption". Beaver County Times. August 23, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Midas touch". Allegheny Times. May 17, 2005. ("Campbell has six career WPIAL medals spread over football (one), basketball (one), and track (four).")
  8. ^ "Titans wrap up draft, picking DB Tommie Campbell". WKRN-TV Nashville. May 1, 2011. 
  9. ^ a b Jake Stark (August 17, 2011). "Campbell Hoping to Become Another 7th-Round Pick that Sticks". Titans Online. 

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