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71 Braden Campbell
Braden  Campbell


Slippery Rock, Pa.

High School:
Slippery Rock H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 285




WORTH NOTING: Moved from defensive end to offensive tackle during the spring.

AT VIRGINIA: 2003--Valuable reserve along the defensive line ... made 17 tackles while appearing in the first 12 games ... saw most of his playing time in the season's first month ... 15 tackles in the first six games, but only two after ... had three tackles against Duke in the opener and three more the next week at South Carolina ... season-high four tackles against Western Michigan ... two tackles vs. Wake Forest, including one on a big fourth down at the UVa 8-yard line late in the game ... Virginia kicked the game-tying field goal following the change of possession and won it with a field goal with 10 seconds left ... two stops vs. Clemson ... only tackles the last half of the season came against Troy State and Virginia Tech.

2002--One of of five true freshmen to play in every game ... was in the rotation at defensive end throughout the season ...17 tackles were fifth among the team's freshmen ... averaged a tackle every 9.8 plays, second among the team's true freshmen ... made four tackles, including three solos, in his second college game against Florida State ... career-high five tackles in a comeback win against Wake Forest ... was cited by head coach Al Groh for his outstanding play in the win ... two tackles against both Clemson and Penn State ... lettered.

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-time letterman at Slippery Rock High School for coach Brendan Smith ... played offensive tackle, tight end and defensive end during his career ... ranked as the #14 player in Pennsylvania by SuperPrep ... Prep Football Report's #32 player in the East ... #24 strongside defensive end ... four-star player by Max Emfinger ... three-time team captain ... first-team All-State as a senior ... all-conference on both the offensive and defensive lines's offensive MVP ...Big 33 nominee ... Pennsylvania East/West All-Star nominee ... combined for 26 sacks in his sophomore and junior years ... three-time All-MCAC Conference honoree ... two-time first-team Butler Big School Sweet 16 selection ... named squad's Most Valuable Lineman as a sophomore ... also lettered in basketball and wrestling.

PERSONAL: Braden John Campbell ... born 9-23-83 in Ligonier, Pa. ... son of Joe and Wendy Campbell ... has a younger brother, Ben (18) and a sister, Adele (12) ... National Honor Society member ...worked with Project Christmas elf and as a multimedia volunteer at his church ... vice president of the Bible club at Slippery Rock H.S. ... religious studies major.

Campbell Defensively

Year G Plys S A Tot. TFL QBS FR FC PBU Int QBH BlK
2002 14 167 9 8 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 12 102 7 10 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Career 26 269 16 18 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0


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