Ian Campbell (American football)

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Ian Campbell
Position: Defensive End
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-05-15) May 15, 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth: Garden City, Kansas
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school: Cimarron (KS)
College: Kansas State
Undrafted: 2009
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× First-team All-Big 12 (2006, 2007)
  • 1× Second-team All-Big 12 (2008)
  • Honorable mention All-American (2006)

Ian Cade Campbell (born May 15, 1985 in Garden City, Kansas) is a former starting defensive end for Kansas State University. He is a former walk-on and two-time team captain for the Wildcats.

High school[edit]

Campbell went to high school at Cimarron High School. He earned All-Hi Plains League, All-Area, Hutchinson all-area 3A top 11 and 3A all-state honorable mention honors as a junior linebacker. He also received all-league, all-area, Hutchinson all-area 3A Top 11 and honorable mention all-state honors at linebacker as a senior. He set the career tackle record for Cimarron with 324 tackles and also lettered three years in basketball.



Campbell redshirted the 2004 season.


He appeared in 10 of 11 of the Wildcats' games. He blocked a punt against Missouri that was returned for a touchdown. He earned team’s Purple Pride award as the top walk-on, displaying quality play, leadership and work ethic.


He was one of five Wildcats to start and appear in all 13 games. Campbell earned consensus First-team All-Big 12 honors from the league’s coaches, the Associated Press, The Kansas City Star, the Dallas Morning News, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Houston Chronicle and the San Antonio Express-News. He was named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year by the Houston Chronicle. He was a semi-finalist for the Hendricks Award. He was also an honorable mention All-American by CNN/SI.com. Campbell finished third on the team in total tackles with 67 and led the Wildcats in both tackles for losses (17.5) and sacks (11.5). His tackle total ranked No. 1 among all Big 12 defensive linemen. He led the Big 12 and ranked 18th nationally in tackles for losses. His sack total tied the K-State single-season record, while ranking No. 2 in the Big 12 and 10th nationally. He also ranked third in the Big 12 with three fumble recoveries in conference games. He collected at least one sack in 9 of 13 games.


To start the season, Campbell was switched from defensive lineman to outside linebacker to accommodate Ron Prince's 3-4 defense. He seem to struggle but he was a First-team All-Big 12 linebacker by the league’s coaches and Second-team All-Big 12 linebacker by the Associated Press, The Kansas City Star and the Waco Tribune-Herald. After the 2007 season he ranked sixth all-time at K-State with 16 career sacks. Started all 12 games at either end or linebacker. He recorded 45 tackles, including a team-best 11 tackles for loss. Campbell led the Big 12 with four fumble recoveries, which also was one shy of the school record.[1]


Campbell had another strong year, earning Second-team All-Big 12 defensive lineman honors. He closed out his senior season strong with 4.5 sacks and 47 tackles, and 8 tackles for loss. Campbell recorded his best games of the 2008 season against Louisiana and Iowa State, carding 11 tackles, 1.5 sacks and a pass break up against the Ragin’ Cajuns, while closing out his career with 10 stops and a blocked field goal against the Cyclones.

Campbell ranks sixth in school history with 20.5 career sacks and compiled 37.5 tackles for loss in his career.


Season G TCK TFL Sacks INT FF FR
2005 10 35 1 0 0 0 0
2006 13 68 17.5 11.5 0 1 3
2007 12 47 11 4.5 1 1 4
2008 12 49 8 4.5 0 0 1
Totals 47 166 37.5 20.5 1 2 8



Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20 ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6-3⅝ * 265 lb * 4.99** 1.73 ** 2.91 ** 4.28 * 6.93 * 29 in. * 9'01" ** X 32 *

(* represents NFL Combine; **represents Kansas State Pro Day)

St. Louis Rams[edit]

On April 26, 2009, was signed by the St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent.[2] He received a two- year, $705,000 contract from the Rams, with none guaranteed. He was cut during final cuts on September 5. He was re-signed to the teams' practice squad, but released from it a week later.


On April 13, 2010, was signed for a two-year contract plus an option with the Montreal Alouettes but was released prior to seeing any game action.


Campbell is the son of Curtis and Audrey Campbell. Campbell has five siblings and he enjoys lifting weights and riding motorcycles.