Sturdy young defensive back ... strengthened grasp on starting strong safety position with solid spring showing ... key component in Army's revamped four-deep secondary alignment ... brings valuable blend of size, speed and strength to secondary corps ... one of head coach Bobby Ross' most pleasant surprises last fall ... blossomed into impact player during rookie season as playing time increased ... adept at stuffing the run ... capable of delivering big hits ... hard-nosed performer who sees time on special teams as well ... plays ball in air extremely well ... fiery competitor ... rates as one of club's top defensive "playmakers" from secondary position ... notched tackle for loss in annual Black/Gold game ... product of USMA Prep School ... letterman.
2004: Played in all 11 contests ... named to Conference USA All-Freshman Team at year's end ... moved into starting lineup in midseason and remained fixture with lead cast ... started final six games at "whip" position ... first career start came during road trip to USF ... ranked fifth on team with 54 tackles ... tied for second on squad with two forced fumbles ... registered 48 hits over final seven games ... forged four tackles for loss, including one-half of a quarterback sack ... recorded career-high 12 stops against UAB in home finale ... assisted with Greg Washington for first career sack ... also registered second forced fumble of campaign ... enjoyed successive eight-hit performances versus Cincinnati and USF ... matched that total against Air Force ... notched six stops, including a tackle for loss, opposite East Carolina ... posted three hits at Tulane ... closed campaign with three-tackle effort against Navy ... credited with two tackles in outings versus Louisville, Connecticut and TCU ... forced fumble late in Cincinnati contest to help Black Knights defeat Bearcats ... turnover provided Army with huge momentum shift that helped team snap long losing streak ... other tackles for loss came against both TCU and USF ... one of just seven freshmen to earn varsity letter.
High School: Lettered three times at Perryton High in Perryton, Texas ... played for head coach Gary Newcomb ... earned four additional varsity letters in basketball and three in track and field ... served as grid team captain as a senior ... played quarterback and free safety ... named Amarillo Globe News "3A Player of the Year" ... named all-state during junior and senior years ... sprinter on track team ... played guard on the hardwood.
Personal: Born Sept. 14, 1984 ... given name is Caleb Matthew Campbell ... parents' names are Gregg and Stephanie Campbell ... active in local church youth group ... major is undeclared.
CAMPBELL'S DEFENSIVE STATISTICS
Year G-GS TT PT AT TFL QBS FR PD Int.
2004 11-6 54 35 19 4-9 0.5-4 0 0 0
Totals 11-6 54 35 19 4-9 0.5-4 0 0 0
Tackles: 12 vs. UAB, 11-20-04
Tackles for Loss: 1, Several times
Sacks: 0.5 vs. UAB, 11-20-04
Fumbles Forced: 1 vs. Cincinnati, 10-9-04; UAB, 11-20-04