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In Memory…

Feb. 18, 2002

Ed Nunez – Miami, FL
My name is Ed Nunez and I’m a professional sports photographer that has covered many UM athletic events through the years. I got to know Chris Campbell during the last couple of years, and I am shocked and deeply saddened to have heard of the death of such a fine young man. What I remember most about Chris was that he was always very kind and considerate to me. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family, and Chris will be sorely missed. God bless Chris and his family…

Armen (Newport Beach) CA
Wow, what a tragedy! Too young. My condolences go out to his family. God bless you!

Muslim Students Organization at UM

We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Chris Campbell. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God Almighty grant you comfort and give you strength to carry on in these tough times.

Erica (Baker) Benjamin, Fairbanks, Alaska
Although I only knew Chris for a year while we were freshmen at the University of Miami, I considered him a good friend during that time. Many a nights were spent hanging out and having fun on the 6th floor of Pearson, with J Scott, Sheven, and Daddy Black. I will never forget those times. I was sad and devestated when I heard of his passing but I am comforted by the knowledge that he is with God. To his family and closest friends, you may have lost one but heaven gained an angel. He will be watching over you. Rest in Peace Chris.

Jim Street, Mt. Pleasant, TX
I played football for Texas Tech and met you several times during my career as a police officer in Mt. Pleasant. I was always very impressed by you and lived vicariously through you when I saw your success at Miami after my playing days were through. I loved watching your games at Mt. Pleasant, but the thing I was inspired by most was your presence off the field in the community. Your athleticism was only part of who you were. You were a true person, a real person, who I admired and respected. God Bless You.

HurriCane06- Coral Gables, Fl
Our father knows what’s best for us, so why should we complain; We always want the sunshine, But he knows there must be rain.
We love the sound of laughter, And the merriment of cheer; But our hearts would Lose their tenderness If we never shed a

Stacey UM student
I know that i did not have the honor to meet Chris. But i know he was a blessing to his team and this University. He will truly be missed and I pray Gods peace and grace be with his family at this time. We’ll miss you.

CAM-MIAMI,FLORIDA
CHRIS CAMPBELL A GREAT PERSON WHO REPRESENTED UM WITH CLASS AND DIGNITY.YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN THE THOUGHTS OF ALL CANES FANS.

The Ortega Family, Mount Pleasant, Texas
Mighty #41/48 our thought s and prayers go out to you and your family, it saddens us to see an awesome human being taken away from this earth so early , but at the same time we rejoice that GOD has recruited you to join the rest of the angels. Godspeed Mighty #41/48. You have made an everlasting impression on our lives.
love,
The Ortega Familia

Joe Ortega ,Mount Pleasant, TX
Man what can i say , im just honored to just have known such an extraordinary person like you man, even if it wasnt for that long of a time that i knew you man , you made an everlasting impression on me the ’98 season when ever the sophmores(class of triple0) got moved and practiced with the TITANS (class of 98) gosh man I just want you to know that you’ll be missed and that the success you had in human life will pour over into the afterlife. Go Mighty 48 be with God , I will definately look you up , when i get to H-town(heaven). May you rest in peace my teammate, friend and role model. Joe (smoke dogg) Ortega, Class of 2000.

Eric Delancy Grand Bahama, Bahamas
Chris was a phenominal person both on and off the field. My thoughts and Prayers go out to his family, friends and all saddened by this tragic loss.
Rest in peace Bossman.

King-B

Jose ( N.Miami,FL)
i am terribly crushed to hear that one of our great not only players but a cane to pass away..i want to wish the best to his family and to the team..chris doesnt want us to cry he wants us to win another ring for him next year so lets make it happen….just for him…that should be a confidence builder….R.I.P Chris we all love you…

Joe Jacobs, Columbia, South Carolina
Chris, My God continue to bless you and your family.

frederic h stein
This put a damper on my whole day! It’s hard to believe that this happened! First the injury that kept him out of the rose bowl and now this. I want to wish his family and all the people that were a part of his life my simpathy.
By being an avid Hurricanes fan and by watching Chris I felt like I knew him. Once again I send my prayers
to his and the MIami players and staff.

Lee (Denton, Texas)
I am absolutely heart-broken. I pray for Chris and his family. May the Lord be with you in your time of need.

LtCol. Mike Westfall, HQ Central Command, MacDill AFB, FL “OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM”

I have followed Cane sports, esp. football for over 45 years. I’m a Miami native and in all of those years, there were few players who better exemplified Hurricane character, at its best, than Chris Campbell. He seemed to give 100% all the time, both on the field and off. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family. They have much to be proud of !!
LtCol.Mike Westfall

Bobby Maddron Athens, Tennessee
This is truly a very sad event for this young man’s family, friends, and fans. With God’s help, they will overcome this tragic loss. Things such as this can put things the proper things of life into perspective. As a Christian first, and a Tennessee football fan also, I offer my condolences. Trust God for comfort. I will continue praying for His grace to be extended to all of you.

God Bless,
Bobby Maddron
Athens, Tennessee

O’neal Simmons (Jasper, Texas)
My god bless the Campbell and Miami family my prayers and thoughts are with you all.
Miami fan the heart. (oj4881@yahoo.com)

St. Louis Cane Fan
May your soul rest peacefully in the arms of Christ Jesus.

Lee (Ft. Myers, Fl.)
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the friend and family of Chris, he will be sorely missed.

Melanie Rinaldi-UM Student Athlete
My heart goes out to all friends and family. Chris would light up the room with his smile. This is a reminder how short and fragile life is. RIP #48

S STEWART (LAKE MARY,FL)
What a tremendous loss we have suffered. May the God of comfort be with you and your family during these trying times. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you.

The Risk Family, Jacksonville, FL
As a diehard fan, I have enjoyed watching Chris play and appreciate all of his hard work and efforts he put in to each and every game. He was a great player and he will be highly missed. May God Bless his family!

Hattiesburg, Mississippi
To a very talanted athlete and bright young man, you will be missed.

Spencer&Paula Clearwater fl
Chris, Myself and Paula are dedicated Canes fans!!!! you will be missed dearly,you are a big reason why the Canes are back. Our prayers go out to your family and the team. REST IN PEACE #48 WE LOVE YOU…

Steve Kemp (Hattiesburg,Ms)
you went out as a champion on the greatest college football team in the year 2001..now your on the greatest team on earth, Gods Team..

TERRENCE THOMAS(JAX,FLA)
To the family,we’ve lost another brother in
the hurricane family.Chris was a big part of
the re surgence of the once really powerful hurricane team.
Now just when everybody in america saw
that the hurricanes are for real,we lose one
of the most important links on defense.Chris
came a long way to earn that starting outside linbacker job
Well there’s no more pain for chris,may he
rest in peace.

Joshua Varano (Binghamton, NY)
My thoughts and prayers are with Chris and his family.

Steve Mirman (Charlotte, NC)
Chris was the epitome of what being a Miami Hurricane is all about. May he rest in peace and may we never for get what he brought to the University of Miami.

Patrick Mulcahy, (Pensacola, Fl.)
Well Chris, you made it man, forget the Pro’s, you made it a step farther, to ALL HALLOWED TEAM. You, and Jerome Brown, James Burgess, and Mr. Blades, you guys will be unstoppable. THanks for showing us ALL what heart, determination, and MOST of all, being a TEAM player will do for you. God Bless your Family, and your friends. You’ve already BLESSED us, your FANS. RIP…..

tianna (NY,NY)
When I heard I was shocked and sad, because I can remember your humor and vitality. I am still sad, but happy that you are rid of this world and on to a better one.

Preston Feiler, (Hilton Head Island, SC)
My thoughts and prayers go out first to Chris’ family. Then to our entire Hurricane family from coaches, players, students and all the way down to casual fans. He will be missed not only on the football field, but in every aspect of life. He was a great person and hopefully in your time of loss the strength and leadership he showed in everything he did will help ease your pain and get you through each day and that one will be stronger than the day before.

Frank Torres (Miami, FL.)
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Campbell Family. May God’s mercy and comfort you during this terrible loss.
Chris, once a ‘Cane always a ‘Cane! We will never forget you.

Olga Charriez
My prayers are with his family, girlfriend, team mates and coaches. It is a terrible, painful loss for them and all the UM family. Rest in the peace of the Lord, Chris.

Jim McCorry (Pt. Pleasant Beach, NJ)
It was a honor and a privilege to watch Chris play linebacker these last few years for the CANES. I thank you for that honor, and I also thank you for being a BIG part of Miami’s 2001 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP FOOTBALL TEAM.
My thoughts and prayers deeply go out to Chris’s FAMILY and FRIENDS. Our HURRICANE family will never forget you.
Thanks again #48, you will truely be missed.

Jim McCorry – Pt. Pleasant Beach, New Jersey.

Anna/Miami Lakes, Florida
I pray that the Lord above bless and watch over the Campbell family and his fiance. God knows why all things happen and we are only here for a short time. Chris was a bright young man. I had the opportunity to have him in one of my classes last semester and he was very quiet, yet, he seemed like a very humble guy. God Bless each and everyone of you.

DOUG BROWN CAPE CORAL FL.
WE WILL ALL MISS YOU. MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY GOES OUT TO THE MIAMI AND CAMPBELL FAMILIES.
GOD BLESS!!

Jim McCorry (Pt. Pleasant Beach, NJ)
My deepest prayers and sympathy goes out to the Campbell family in this tragic time.

Chris you will be missed, thank you for all the memories and thank you for being a great Hurricane football player, and even more important thank you for being a GREAT person.

Thanks #48.

Jimmy MAC – “CLASS OF ’87”

Rick Raspall Pembroke Pines, Florida
My Families thoughts and prayers go out to the family of such a fine young man. May God be with you all during these trying times.
Chris you are a Champion and always will be… We will miss you

Derek Pilon , Ottawa Canada
My condolences . Chris is in my thoughts and prayers . A terrible tragedy for such a great young man . I will always remember # 48 CC

Bob(Erie, PA)
Was a great player for miami!!! He will be missed!!!

Harrison family, Redington Beach,Fl.
Our loving thoughts and prayers go out to you Chris…and to your family…and to all our hurricane family. Chris, you are in our hearts and prayers, always and forever.

Mike T (Norfolk, VA)
My thoughts and prayers go out the the Campbell as well as the whole Hurricane family. RIP #48.

Ronnie Fletcher -Miami, FL
Chris Campbell was a young man with a bright future ahead of him. All of my prayers and thoughts go out to his friends and family.

John (Austin, Tx)
It wasnt that long ago we lost Cole Pittman to a horrible accident. God only knows why he takes our heroes from us. On behalf of the people of Austin and the Longhorn Family, we send our deepest condolences to the family of Mr Campell and the Hurricane faithful

leonard j cremia fort myers florida
I am sorry for his loss the young man lost his chance to play for the biggest game and now lost his life just when all the hard work was paying off my thoughts and prayers for his family

Sandra Williams; Houston, Texas
My Prayers are with Chris Campbell/family.
Chris is like a big brother to me who was very understanding and most of all very carrying. I’m the mother of Chris Campbell’s only niece; (Ariana Preston who is 3yrs of age and everytime she heard her u

Jon Leggette….Wilmington, NC
my thoughts and prayers go out to the Campbell family.

may God be your guide through this dificult time of your lives.

scott atlanta,ga
god bless the family of chris. my prayers go out to you all

ELIZABETH LOPEZ MIAMI,FL
I MET CRIS ONCE IN SCHOOL AND HE WAS SO NICE AND POLITE. I REMEMBER I MADE HIM BLUSH BECAUSE I HAD TOLD HIM THAT HE LOOKS SHORTER IN PERSON THAN IN TV. THATS THE ONLY CONNECTION I HAD WITH HIM. MY CONDOLESES GO TO HIS PARENTS AND FAMILY MEMBERS. CRIS WILL ALWAYS BE IN OUR HEARTS.

sanga collins, miami florrida
prayers go out to chris’ family and friends. you will always be in our hearts and part of our memories for the rest of our time here.

peace to the commitee

Darryl J. Schnellenberger – Fredericksburg, VA
Thank you Chris for all of your contributions to our great University. You will live on in our thoughts and memories. You are a Champion!

Chuck Holland,Jacksonville,FL
My thoughts and prayers are with Chris,his family,his friends and with the Miami Hurricanes.I think Chris was a great asset to his team and to his university.This young man accomplished so much in his young life.He played the game of football with the passion,courage and perfection that only most could ever dream for.#48 CHIS CAMPBELL.Thank you,for everything that you gave to make the Miami Hurricanes so special,so dear to this Hurricane fan. You will be missed but never forgotten. God Bless.

Curtis Cramer (Winter Park, Florida)
I want to extend my prayers to the family of Chris Campbell. May the Lord Jesus Christ provide you comfort and peace during this tough time.

courtney young, bartow .fla
i enjoyed watching chris play this past season and i would like to share all my thoughtsand prayers with chris and his family.
-GOD BLESS-

barbara ..ny
god bless the family my prayers are with you ,he was called back home forwhat ever reason ,trust in the lord if it finds any comfort at this time god bless you !!

Brian Chittum, Baltimore MD
Thanks to the talent and play of Chris Campbell, the Canes’ are #1 in the country. For that, #48 will always be #1 in our hearts.

dave rico, omaha , ne
it’s a tragedy for someone to die so young. you will be missed on and off the field. when we see the hurricanes coming throw the smoke, number 48 will always be the first thing we will see. my heart goes out to the family and friends of chirs.

Wayne (Corpus Christi, TX)
Chris always played his heart out. I will forever remmember him storming the field with his hand raised high, pointing his index finger straight up in the air during the 2000 FSU win. For me and every other Cane fan, watching him made all of us proud to be Canes. Chris we love you and know you are in a better place now. Be at peace.

#46 Mike Langley
SOUP: We love you like a brother man…. Me and the rest of your family always gonna ride with you….. #48 FOREVER!!!!

Rafael Ovalles; WPB, FL
I only met Chris one time, but I was truly impressed with his personality and his good heart! He left a lasting impression on me. I’m sure he will be missed.
But I know that God will strengthen those who he left behind and he will keep Chris very close to him.

Michele Green(McKinnie), Egg Harbor Twp. NJ
To the parents of Chris, the McKinnie family sends their deepest and most sincere sympathy. Our prayers are with you. I treated the whole team as a family member, and Chris was one of my boys. My heart breaks when something like this happens and I just want you and your family to know that we are praying for your family and may God bless and keep you and your family during this time.

Chris Lundy, Ormond Beach, FL
May the life that Chris lived and the love he had for his family and friends comfort them during this time of tradegy.

Ryan Mallory Mt.Pleasant TX.
I was shocked when I heard what happened to Chris Campbell.He was the greatest football player to come out of Mt.Pleasant Highschool. And it is so sad what happened because I wathed him play many of his games in Mt.Pleasant and he had so much talent.

Sam Jankovich, Hayden Lake, Idaho 83835
What a tragedy. The loss of a young and talanted person. I am certain his spirit will live forever. those of you who kne him and were teammates will have an everlasting memory. His spirtit will always be with the Canes.

I did not get to meet Chris but the Cane Football team which he was a big part of represented class, character and a great desire to be the gbest.

May God Bless him and may his life be eternal

Will Croaff
Rest in Peace Chris. Have fun in the big Orange Bowl in the sky.We’ll never forget you.

Mt. Pleasant Tx.
I have known Chris for a number of years. His father is my pastor. Chris is loved by all who knew him. His memory wil live on forever.

Nikki Smallwood(Daingerfield, TX)
I am a friend of his father’s and we are in a state of shock. he wsa such a good guy. he had everyting in the world going for him. he had came a long way. We are all praying for his classmates and teammates. he will forever be in our hearts.

Bobby Porter, Memphis, TN
From the fans here in Memphis, condolences go
out to the Campbell Family, and Miami Hurricanes.

jason@jimmy miami
we will miss the #1team player to step foot on the feild with the canes. god bless his family and god bless our canes!we love you chris and thank you for all you did for our family.

Johvonne Hernandez (Syracuse, NY)
I would just like to send my condolences to Chris’s family and friends. I didn’t know Chris but this tragedy has touched my heart and it sad that this young talented athlete had to leave us. You are in my prayers…

Sadi Raza, Minneapolis, MN
Heartfelt condolences to the Campbell family and everyone in Mt. Pleasant, TX. I pray they are given the patience and strength to overcome this tragedy. God Bless You Chris, we all know you are in a better place.

Slade Miller, Gadsden, Alabama
I watched Chris play and he always gave it his all and showed class on the field. The Miami Hurricane family has lost a great person. Chris will be greatly missed.

Al Hancko St. Pete, FL
It’s sad to see someone so much in the prime of their life go down. A sad moment for family and team. Love and prayers to both. Be strong.

Kathy Hardman, Mt Pleasant, Texas
All of his “family of friends” here in Mt Pleasant will miss him very much. I was blessed to know this outstanding young man and have him in my home many times. His bright smile and sweet manners endeared him to any mother. Our hearts are broken.

Bruns Family,Coral Gables, Fl.
My prayers and thoughts are with Chris and his family and team.

My heart goes out to his fiancee

The Miami Touchdown Club
To the family of this outstanding young man who was with us for such a short period of time. Chris not only touched us all with his outstanding play and sportsmanship but with his example on and off the field. This is a tragedy which is difficult to understand. We are positive that Chris will never leave us. His memory will always be with us!
Herman Irizarry
President
The Miami Touchdown Club

sierra family – marietta, ga
our deepest sympathies to the campbell family.
chris is in our thoughts and prayers.

Michael (White Plains, NY)
I was watching ESPN Classics the other night and they were showing UM vs FSU 2000. And the most memorable scene from that game was when the FSU place kicker missed the last second FG and the camera panned over to a certain #48 running onto the field with his index finger pointed high in the sky! God Bless.

George Walton, Maryland
I would like to send my prayers out to Chris Campbell’s family. One helluva linebacker and most importantly one very gifted and unique person. We’ll all miss you!

Victor (Atlanta,GA)
My Thoughts and Prayers will go out to his family and his teammates. This world’s lost is Heaven’s gain. May he shine on us.

Mike Pons, Miami, Fl
My family’s prayers are with you at this time of greif. Even though I did not Chris personally, as a fellow college football player, I am sure he was a young man of great character on and off the field.

Annette (Copperas Cove, TX)
Although I don’t know Chris Campbell, I have a son who is an aspiring college football athlete. I’m sure Chris was/is an inspiration to many young men who only dream of playing for an outstanding team such as the Hurricanes. May God bless Chris, his family and friends as they go through a difficult time, but nonetheless whose pain shall be healed by the grace of our Lord.

Destiny miami fl
may he rest in peace!!! God needed a player on his varsity team!!!!

Brian Lemieux, Boynton Bch. Fl
I was fortunate enough to meet Chris on several occasions. It is hard to believe that such a fast and reliable linebacker on the field was such a kind, soft spoken, and polite individual off the field. He will be missed, but not forgotten…

Ashaala Jenkins- Alumni, Miami FL
God,
Watch over the family as they go through this time of bereavement. Keep them sane, keep them praying, keep them trusting, keep them faithful.May you continue to haven then under your wings.
Amen.

Naples, FL
Godspeed Chris. Godspeed.

Rev. Shedrick Thornton, Mt. Pleasant Texas
Chris was an outstanding and remarkable person, that I knew and respected as a person.

Marcia (Dallas, TX)
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day
2 Timothy 4: 7-8

I met Chris only once, and I will always remember his beautiful smile. Chris was a bright individual who played the game with fire and passion so deeply rooted within him, that we all knew he was destined for great things. Although now we may not understand why this happened, we must realize that God makes no mistakes. Chris completed the task which God had given him, and he is at home with the Lord. To the Campbell family, continue to lean on the Lord for strength through this time (Psalm 121: 1-2). My prayers are with you.

#48- We miss and love you dearly- RIP!!!

Miami, FL
Chris was one of the first people I had met upon coming to school. He was an amazing athlete, hard worker, and kind individual. While sadness and mourning are left in our hearts, his warm hearted nature and memories fill it. Condolensces to all his family,loved ones, and whoever has been touched by him. Rest in peace Chris.

Lorraine

Steve Feinert (Pittsburgh, Pa)

I was a tutor in athletic academic services from ’99-’01, and I remember working with Chris a couple of times. He was a hard-working, kind guy. My thoughts and prayers are with Chris’ family and all of the Miami Hurricanes. Chris will always be remembered, and he is with God now.

THE SIKES FAMILY ( MIAMI, FL)
FROM THE SIKES FAMILY WE SEND OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY AND CONDOLENCES.
MAY GOD BLESS YOU

Sonique Sailsman Atlanta, Ga
I did not know Chris but as a former Hurricane when you loose one it is like family. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and loved ones.

Mt. Pleasant, Texas
I look forward to meeting Chris in heaven…I never missed a game when Chris was on the field…my heart aches for him. I love Chris like a God-Mother.

He was first a Mt Pleasant Tiger who could play both ways defense or offense. I will never forget the games we played and Coach McFarlin (Defensesive Coordinator) who inspired him so well. The team was so great that I found a way to support him and the community by designing silkscreen sweatshirts and t-shirts for all the big games. We were winners in the community through Chris’s leadership…he lead by exampble. The Texas community really loves Chris Campbell our #41. When I got the call about Chris I didn’t know if they were talking about my daughter Kris or my other Chris… it’s such a sad time for all of us. “WE LOVE YOU CHRIS and Memories las a Lifetime”

Connie Rhymes-Johnson

carlos garcia jr
May God be with you.

Walt Courtenay
As an alum and my father being an alum, and being born at UM, not to mention a rabid fan, I was mortified to hear of Chris’ passing. My heart goes out to you and all of his loved ones. He will be terribly missed. My prayers and thoughts are with you .

TALLAHASSEE,FL
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of UM LB,Chris Campbell and the entire University of Miami family.Chris’ passing is a hurtful loss and the entire Hurricane Nation is mourning.Mr Campbell was an inspirational young man to all us UM Fans in Tal

LaRhonda, Atlanta, GA
May God Bless & Keep the Campbell Family. And please know that Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can’t heal! I know his Spirit as well as his talent will be truly missed.

Ray Tilley, Austin, Texas
The exploits of our heroes will fade as the years go by, but the tragedies inflicted upon our heroes remind us that they are not only Hurricanes or Longhorns, but they are also human beings with family and dreams. We should never lose sight of how fortunate we are.

d (UM)
i will never forget freshman year when i
met chris. he looked all angry and upset.
he said he didn’t like it here and he
wanted to go home to mt. pleasant with an
accent that i just had to laugh at.. we had
only been at
school for 2 days so i told him to hang in
there. i would have never guessed that
as strong and hard headed as he looked
outside, there was this gentle kind person
underneath it all. chris had a smile that
could light up a room and a kindness
about him that not many people knew.
i was fortunate to know him and the great
person he was. i send all of my prayers to
the family and friends of chris and are with
them in knowing that he is in a greater
place, one in which god will take care of
him. i will miss you chris.

Jason (Tampa, Florida)
In times like this, we are not seminoles, nor gators, nor hurricanes. We are all people who see what happen to Chris as something severly tragic. May all the thoughts and prayers of both seminoles like myself as well as all people be with the family, the friends, and everyone else who has been touched by this tragedy

Ed Corsetti, Boca Raton, Fl
My prayers are with family, friends, and teamates of Chris…He will always be a champion to those he touched.

Marcus Hoy wichita ks
I’m sorry for what happend and would like to say to the family to keep you heads up and everyone in wichita is praying for the family

Greg Brandenburg, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Every time something tragic happens like this, it makes me realize how precious life is. Who would of thought, as we watched our teams various celebrations this past month, that we were about to lose one of our great UM heroes to a tragic accident such as this. I wish to offer my condolences to the Campbell family, his beautiful fianc?, his teammates and fellow students. He is in GOD’S hands now. GOD BLESS.

Ari, Seattle
Alumni across the country will miss Chris and his potential in the NFL. May he rest in peace and may brighter days be brought to his family and friends.

Bjorn Bloomington Indiana
My thoughts and prayers are with Chris and his family.

MLAyers–Columbus, OH
I was saddened to hear about the death of Chris Campbell. When I realized my association with Chris, it was even more devastating. On Christmas Day, our families were together in Los Angeles on behalf of the Philadelphia 76ers. I had the opportunity to chat with his fiance Tombi and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bell.

My heart and prayers go to the Campbell and Bell Families.

Shelly Harshaw, Overland Park KS
My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of deep sadness. Always remember the good times. I am sure Chris was a very special young man. Look up and smile at Chris and he will be smiling upon you all!

Sincerely,

Shelly Harshaw

Los Angeles, CA
I am deeply affected by the passing of Chris Campbell. He was so young and so very athletically talented. I wholeheartedly offer my prayers and love to his family, teammates, and his many loved ones. I pray that God comforts our hearts in light of such an awful tragedy. You will be greatly missed, Chris.

Brock Hardman Mt. Pleasant TX
Me and Eric could always see our kids growing up together with you and your kids. We all did things starting back in junior high that nobody will ever know about except for us. All the parties, football games, and girls; although I dont miss you ringing my bell in football practice. I know you had big plans for yourself and so did we. But unfortunately, God has his own plans and his seem to supercede ours. In all this pain I know that you are smiling down and saying that everything is OK. I just wish I had one more ride with you. It is going to kill me to be one of the people who has to put you under. I’ll see you when I get there playa.

Much Love-
Brock

William Austin Tx.
Once a HURRICANE always a HURRICANE. God will watch over everyone of us. Chris you will be missed!!! GOD BLESS

Rheuben Parramore, Charlotte,NC
My heart and prayes go out to Chris’s family.
Chris was a great youngman and a wonderful person. This is just so
devastating. I feel as though I’ve have lost a son.
The Lord is our shepard
and he is watching over us in our time of mourning.

Miami, FL
our thoughts and prayers goes out to you. you will forever be in our hearts.
Shakira and …Miguel…and Gino …and Jewille, and

Lori, Mt. Pleasant, TX
I attended high school with Chris and really got to know him through one of my best friends, Traci, who was his best friend. Chris was an amazing person along with being an amazing football player. Through everything he has been through, he remained a positive person. With all of his success in the past years, he still remained a humbled and down to earth person that we were all used to in MP. You will always be remembered Chris. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Lori

Ed Figueroa
I pray for his parents and love ones who will miss him dearly. As a father myself, I can only imagine how heartbreaking it must be to lose a child regardless of how old they are. They are still you little ones; your babies.

May Almighty God grant eternal peace to Chris and his family in this time of sadness.

Cleburne, Texas
I was so hurt to hear about the accident that Chris and his friend were invovled in over the weekend.

His father and I are cousins and we have sons about the same age. My son plays for the University of Kentucky now but Chris was his assigned recurit guide when he was recurited by Miami in 1998. He admired Chirs so much. He talked about him when they both were in high school and participated in football camps together. Our prayers are with his father.

jose rojas , apopka , florida
My prayers for are for the family of Chris Campbell and hope the the Lord will take care of his family with this terrible tragedy,,,I will continue to pray for the Campbell family.. May the Lord Bless you…. and give you strength through these difficult times..

christine(philadelphia,PA)
Chris was a great man who was dedicated to his sport, family, and friends. My thoughts go out to his family and his fiance.

Justin Ladenthin(Pompano Beach, Fl)
Out to his teammates and family, he was a great player and person and will always be remembered as one. From
A True Fan

The Sisters of Delta Delta Delta
We would like to express our deepest sympathy to Chris’ family, friends, and teammates. He was a strong and dedicated player as well as a motivating leader. He will be greatly missed.
The sisters of the Alpha Chi chapter of Delta Delta Delta
-Sometimes-
Sometimes life seems cruel,/and downright unfair./Some people seem to get it all,/others don’t get their share.

Sometimes life is cut too short,/and we’re left to wonder why./It’s not a matter of logic,/but a tear in a pain filled eye.

You were a special kind of guy,/going out of your way for friends./You were generous and caring,/from the beginning to the end.

Tom (Royal Palm Beach, FL)
R.I.P. Chris. I’ll never forget you.

Dion Hackett , New Jersey
Chris was a friend of mine i met through miami players james lewis, howard clark, and ed wilkins and sinced the first time i met chris he’s felt like a brother and a close friend. Chris was an outstanding football player but don’t forget that he was a wonderful individual. anyone who knew chris is blessed with his spirit and enthusiasim and we will miss him deeply. i was with him on his 21st birthday and was glad to spend it with him, i will celebrate chris’s 22nd birthday with or without him because he would have wanted me to…

The Henry Family (Commerce, Texas)
So little time, so much accomplished. Just sitting back thinking about the family reunions and the cool East Texas wind in the summer. Is just a reminder of the good times we had when we were all growing up. Of course you were smaller, but you would always be around. You will be missed by all of your Commerce relatives.(The Henry’s, the Sampsons, the Relfords, the Sibleys)

GOD BLESS YOU AND WE LOVE YOU!!!!!!!

Stephanie French Englewood, CO
I am sorry that you had a player #48 die on your team. It was tragic. He had alot of talent in himeself.

MAF NYC
As a true canes fan, I would like to send my deepest thoughts to the family and close friends of chris. This tragedy is something that will be hard to get over, but you were loved by one and all. #48 forever a CANE

Thomas Stockbridge, Ga.
Thoughts and prayers to your family. God Bless them.

Rob Wilmerding,PA
Chris, may you rest in peace. The HURRICANE FAMILY will never forget. See you in heaven.

Jason(Charleston,SC)
My thoughts and prayers are with the Campbell family and friends. He was a great linebacker and I’m sure an even better young man. God Bless.

Monty Seals, Brunswick, Georgia
It is always sad when a person dies so young. It is especially sad just when Chris was moving out into the world to make his mark. My prayers are with his family and his many team mates.

richwild middletown,pa
we love and r gonna miss u greatly. your play was superb over the years. we know your in a better place and know you’ll be rootin for the canes in the sky 🙂

love ya chris,
god bless

Marla, Coral Gables
My son and I are so deeply saddened by Chris’s tragic death that we feel our lives will never, ever be the same again. We feel as though we know each and every Canes’ player personally…from going to practices, scrimmages, and games. We are so proud of them all. Just the other day we were talking about this year’s seniors and thinking about their futures. When Chris’s name came up, we were certain he’d become a star in the NFL. We have his autograph on a poster that is on the wall in our living room. Chris, please know that everyone loved you and we will feel your spirit in the Orange Bowl forevermore.
Rest in Peace, Chris, #48.