Calais Campbell

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Calais Campbell
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Calais at a CRC Foundation fundraiser
No. 93 Arizona Cardinals
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-09-01) September 1, 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth: Denver, Colorado
Height: 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Weight: 300 lb (136 kg)
Career information
High school: Denver (CO) South
College: Miami (FL)
NFL draft: 2008 / Round: 2 / Pick: 50
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-ACC (2006)
  • Miami Hurricanes MVP (2006)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 15, 2014
Tackles: 487
Quarterback sacks: 43.5
Interceptions: 2
Forced fumbles: 6
Stats at

Calais Malik Campbell[1] (born September 1, 1986) is an American football defensive end for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Miami, and was drafted by the Cardinals in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

Campbell played his high school football at South High School in Denver, Colorado. Widely regarded as one of the nation's top defensive end prospects, he was ranked the number 10 strongside defensive end by and number 7 overall defensive end by[2][3] He amassed a state-record total of 57 sacks in his career at South High School.

In addition to football, Campbell also starred on the school's basketball team; averaging 22.7 points (fourth best in Colorado), 16.0 rebounds per game (led the state) and 3.3 blocks per game, he was an All-State basketball selection as a junior.[3][citation needed] Campbell also competed in track & field at South HS, qualifying for the state meet in the discus and shot put in 2003. His track and field personal bests: 21 feet (6.40m) in the long jump, 48 feet (14.63m) in the shot put, 135 feet (41.15m) in the discus and 44 feet, 2 inches (13.46m) in the triple jump.[4]

Campbell chose Miami over Colorado State, Nebraska, Louisiana State, Michigan, Oklahoma, and San Diego State.

Professional career[edit]


Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 8 in 290 lb 4.85 s 1.70 s 2.88 s 4.63 s 7.19 s 34.5 in 9 ft 3 in 16 reps
All values from NFL combine and Pro Day[5]

Arizona Cardinals[edit]

Campbell was selected 50th overall in the second round of the 2008 draft by the Arizona Cardinals.

During the 2011 season, Campbell stepped up as a defender for the Cardinals with the defensive scheming of their new Defensive Coordinator Ray Horton. Campbell racked up 8.0 sacks, 2 forced fumbles and an interception. On special teams play, he blocked 3 field goals during the season.[6] At the end on the season, the Cardinals placed the franchise tag on Campbell because his contract had run out. During the off-season between 2011 and 2012, the Cardinals reached a long-term agreement with Campbell, signing him to a five-year, $55 million contract. The deal contains $31 million guaranteed.[7]


Campbell was born in Denver, Colorado, to Charles and Nateal Campbell. He was raised with 7 siblings. He has two sisters, Kemba and Keyonne, and five brothers: Jamar, Raj, Ciarre, Severin and Jared. His father, Charles Campbell, died in late 2003. Jared has signed with the Cardinals as an undrafted rookie free agent, reuniting with Calais. His brothers Ciarre and Raj played college football at Colorado State and Butte Junior College, respectively. His brother Severin is at the University of Montana where he plays defensive end. On January 21, 2015, it was announced that Calais Campbell had given $1.6 million to the Hurricanes to establish an endowed scholarship for defensive linemen in perpetuity at the University of Miami.[8]


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