Feb. 25, 2002 – March 4, 2002
Grenisha Hurndon Daingerfield, Texas
My name is Grey, and I am Chris Campbell’s first cousin. I would just like to thank all the people for their kind words about Chris. To know him was to love him. Chris will always be in our hearts, and his leagacy will live on always. My family would like to thank those who influenced Chris and gave him support. We would also like to thank everyone who wrote something about him even if they didn’t know him. Chris is my guardian angel.He is gone in body , but always here in spirit. Chris was a wonderful person inside and out. He brought happiness and joy to everyone he met. We will never forget the Chris who crushed your hand when he shook it. The Chris who was like a flower that only needed a little love and support to start growing. We enjoyed watching you grow stronger and find your way. Wherever you are we hope you know that we love you. Goodbye, Chris our flower.
Your father( Willie Searcy) and the Mims family!!!!!
Errol Blake jr. Birmingham AL
My and prayers and thoughts goes out to the whole Campbell and Hurricane family. He Was a good individual and he would be dearly missed.
Larry D. Harris and Family ( Houston, Texas)
To Chirs Campbel family.
GOD bless and be strong.
Jillian Cooper Mt. Pleasant, TX
Growing up in the small town of Mt. Pleasant, Friday night football was something that the whole town would go to. Eversince I was a little girl, football has been my all time love. As I got older, and I understood it more,each game was something that I never missed. The seasons of 95-97 were the most exciting times. Words can not even begin to express what Chris Campbell meant to this community. He went through many trials growing up, but overcame them with dignity. He was not one to think of himself as any better than another, Chris was a team player. The MP fieldhouse is filled with his accomplishments. It seems like every guys dream here in this town, is to be like him. I can still remember all the Friday nights with him playing with his black shield over his eyes, he was so amazing.The night we lost our last playoff game Chris went out to eat with my family and the Green family. I got him to sign the Rally Rag that the cheerleaders had sold; I just knew that C!hris was going on to be famous. That is something that I will forever hold dear to my heart. Chris had such an impact on my life, as well as everyother person he met. He is somebody that will never be forgotten. We don’t understand why he had to leave us, but we know that when God calls, we have to go. We love you Chris.
Jane Doe (Mt. Pleasant, Texas)
Chris Campbell was a great young man who did not settle for just anything in his life. He knew that he had the “BEST” in him, which was his many talents, and personality. He used these things to their full capacity and succeeded. He was truly one in a million who had a platinum heart that he gave with, loved with, and respected with. He knew what the true meaning of “Giving is better than receiving” was, for he demonstrated it by giving his best and all to the Mt. Pleasant and Miami communities. He set a fine example for many youngindividuals,and that alone shows how great a person he was.
As for the love and care that was given to Chris when he needed it the most, I thank Rev. Searcy for giving him all that he needed and more.
“Any man can be a daddy it happens all the time, but it takes someone real caring, loving, and responsible to be a FATHER” That is what Chris found in Rev. Searcy, many people want to thank you for being a REAL MAN, and raising a STRONG one!
WE LOVE YOU and WILL FOREVER MISS YOU, Rest in Peace Chris!
Keith Hawkins, Nacogdoches, Texas
My prayers and thoughts are with the Family of Chris Campbell
Much alike everyone else-I am speechless.In trying to gather some clear thoughts… I would just like to say that Chris meant more to me than he’d ever believe and I admired his unique qualities. I pray for his family and friends. May he rest in peace and never be forgotten.
Ashante Roberts Atlanta, Ga a.k.a Insane Cane
May God keep you.
Edwin Burke Jr.. Plantation, FL
I have already submitted a message but just reading over the messages I can’t help but feel for Tombi. Not that I know her or even that she wants anyone to feel for her, but I know it must be tough she was ready to spend the rest of her life with him. No one deserves to pass but when things like this happens it makes you realize things happen for a reason there’s really no other answer. I am a 27 year old 250lb man ex-football player linebacker myself and a die hard cane fan and I couldn’t help but cry. Much love once again Mr. Campbell maybe one day I’ll get to shake your hand.
marquita bradshaw miami fla
well i want to send my condolences out to chis family i thought he was a great a guy i always respected him and wished him luck well r.i.p sorry do have to be sending r.i.p out so soon
I’m sorry for what happen I hope that your family is o.k
I remember hearing about the guy when I was visiting my dad in Paris. He talked about how much of a great kid and football player he was when he was at MP. His old high school are Paris rivals in football. This is such a tragic end to a great life and carrer for a great guy.My thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family.
Keep Your Head Up!!!!
Brian Tinker (Mint Hill, NC)
Chris was one of the best athletes ive seen play he is a big loss to the team.
lilbowwowbowden acton, mass
when i found out, I was very sad and knew of this situation all too well, then i thought about what i knew of chris’ life, and realized how much he had accomplished and what he meant to so many people. Chris and the people he knew were all very lucky,thank god for sending him, and he is on a better team now along wit my boy d.d. I never will forget about them
I’m a Player of the Kiel Baltic Hurricanes. I didn’t know him, but i feel with you! Win the next Rose Bowl for him!
My thoughts and prayers are with his family. May God give them the faith and strenght to endure such loss.
University of Miami-
kevin l sirois hartford ct
GOD BLESS CHRIS CAMPBELL HE IS IN A BETTER PLACE MAY THE LORD BE WITH HIS FAMILY FRIENDS AND TEAM MATES HE IS ON GODS FOOTBALL TEAM KNOW GOD BLESS HIM R.I.P. CHRIS YOU WILL BE MISSED.
Rheuben Richardson, Bloomfield, N.J.
I MET CHRIS A LITTLE OVER A YEAR AGO AND MY FIRST IMPRESSION OF CHRIS WAS GOOD. I THOUGHT HE WAS A FUNNY PERSON AND COOL AT HEART.I KNOW HIM THREW MY COUSIN JAMES LEWIS.I PLAYED POOL WITH CHRIS AND HE WAS A GOOD SHOT. I HAD WANTED TO PLAY HIM AGAIN SINCE I HAD BEEN PRACTCING. I WS SAD TO HEAR THAT HE WAS NOT GOING TO BE AROUD ANYMORE. SO TO CHRIS MAY GOD BLESS UP AND DON’T FORGET TO LOOK DOWN ON THE FUURE CANES. GOD BLESS
Happy 22nd birthday, Chris!! I keep expecting each day to get easier, but I’m just fooling myself. I miss you so much…we all do. It’s amazing how things can change in an instant. I love you.
Sergey Ivanes (Archdale, NC)
Thanks Chris. For helping the Canes in building up an undefeated season
CHRIS YARBOROUGH ..FT LAUDERDALE FL
CAMPBELL FAMILY 2/28/02
HIS JOURNEY HAS JUST BEGUN..DON’T THINK OF HIM AS GONE AWAY..HIS JOURNEY’S JUST BEGUN, LIFE HOLDS SO MANY FACETS..THIS EARTH IS JUST ONE..
TAKE CARE AND GOD BLESS
THE CAMPBELL FAMILY AND
HIS MANY FANS AND FRIENDS
AND TEAMMATES AT THE UNIV.OF MIAMI
Alexis Newton (Mt. Pleasant, Texas)
It’s an old friend from back home here in Mt. Pleasant. Well, I just wanted to show you the resepct that you deserve & tell you “Happy 22nd Birthday”. We all miss you dearly. Remember rest in peace sweetie! I Love You!!!
Marla, Coral Gables
Chris, I hope that everyone remembers that today would’ve been your 22nd birthday. We miss you.
jeremy dotson wise va
to the miami hurricanes football team and Chris Campbell’s family, our prayers go to you.
May God bless you.
love the wise county people and the J.J. Kelly football team.
Andrew maciver , scotland
Devastated to hear of this young mans death.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and close friends at this sad time.
God Bless Him.
Jamie Byrne , Scotland
i’m upset to hear about this tragic accident.This man was a very young, good person who desevered to be a professional player.God bless on his soul.
De’Andre Joe BARTOW ,FL
I’m so sorry what happen to CHRIS CAMPBELL. CHRIS will always BE in the JOE Family prayer.AND to CHRIS FAMILY GOD BLESS YOU AND GOD BLESS AMERICA
Jake Oliver (M.P., TX)
i played ball with Chris at Mt. Pleasant High. he was a GREAT player. we played the same position and he started in front of me, and he deserved to. He was also a really cool person in general. Even though he was very popular, he didn’t act like he was too cool for anyone. People like Chris make good leaders.
Toya, Phila, P.a
I would just like to im very sorry about what happened to Chris. I just want to send my condolences out to the family of Chris,and to all of the people who knew him. Remember one thing, he is in a better place, and he is at peace with God.
Ronnie Money Dallas,TX
Folks down in Miami did not want see a young black male from M.P. Texas come down there and clown like he did. So you all did the unthinkable. Chris was a good dude he was set up by somebody not wanting to see him make it in the NFL. As this stroy unfolds do I say do not be dismayed by the truth. I know deep down in my heart that this was no accident. I enjoyed watcjing him wreck play after play. Of course we all know that he had people that dispised him for his accomplishments. Even though he was a worrior all battles he could not win. You will live in the hearts of every Texas High School Linebacker from a 3a school on down.I follwed his career from The Mount all the way to Miami. He now plays for the defense of our father.
Thank you for being my Angel!! I will always love you and you will forever live in my heart. Your wife Tombi.
Ron Knowles Houston Tx
My prayers goes out to the mims family.I was intruduce to cc from his uncle david,he was a in eversince,a surviver He overcame somuch as a young man.Were most people would have given up,given the circumstace he came from. He just kept pushing on.I thank God for people like his father WILLIE SEARCEY,HE really made a differance in CHRIS`s Life.
Queen (Miami, Fl)
It is really sad to hear about such a young talented young man to lose his life. My deepest condolences go out to the family. But,this needs to be a life lesson learned to young kids around….DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE! That simple.
IT TOOK GOOD AND TALENTED PLAYERS TO WIN THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP.A TEAM DOESNT LIE ON ONE PERSONS BACK.IT LIES ON EACH OTHER.CHRIS CAMPBELL WAS ONE OF THE GREATEST PLAYERS ON THE MIAMI 2001 TEAM.WE WILL REMEMBER THIS YEAR AS MUCH AS WE WILL MISS CHRIS SO ALL MY THOUGHTS GO TO HIS MOM,DAD ANDTHE REST OF HIS FAMILY……
Stephanie French Englewood, CO
My thoughts go out to you in this tragic time. I don’t know why this can happen to somebody this young.
Stephanie French Englewood
I am sorry that this happened to you. You are a important part to the team.