Tommie Campbell

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Tommie Campbell
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Campbell with the Tennessee Titans in 2013.
No. 25 Calgary Stampeders
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-09-19) September 19, 1987 (age 29)
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
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2016
Tackles: 37
Forced fumbles: 1
Punt return yards: 65
Punt return TDs: 1
Player stats at
Career CFL statistics as of 2016
Tackles: 71
Forced fumbles: 1
Interceptions: 3
Player stats at PFR
Player stats at

Tommie James Campbell[1] (born September 19, 1987) is a Canadian football cornerback for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He was drafted by the Tennessee 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.

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Campbell signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars after a season ending injury to cornerback Alan Ball.[10] He was waived on August 29, 2015.[11]

Calgary Stampeders[edit]

Campbell started all 18 games and had 71 defensive tackles including a tackle for a loss, 1 special-teams tackle, 3 interceptions and 9 knockdowns, one of his interceptions being a game winning one in an overtime victory against the BC Lions in week 3. He also added four punt returns for 21 yards. He was named a West Division all-star. [12] On January 24, 2017 Campbell turned himself into police custody after being charged with multiple drug related charges. Police believe he was selling drugs out of his mothers residence in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania during the CFL off-season.[13]


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  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. 
  10. ^ Alper, Josh. "Jaguars sign Tommie Campbell, place Alan Ball on injured reserve". Pro Football Talk. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  11. ^ Oehser, John (August 29, 2015). "Jaguars trim roster to 75 players". Retrieved August 29, 2015. 
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  13. ^ EndPlay (2017-01-24). "Former NFL player charged with drug crimes in Aliquippa". WPXI. Retrieved 2017-01-25. 

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