CAREER: Perhaps the best young defensive lineman in the country…Named to Playboy’s All-American team in 2007 and should make every other All-America team…All-ACC defensive end as a sophomore in 2006…Extremely talented defensive lineman will be a strong candidate for every major defensive award in 2007…Tall and gifted pass-rushing defensive end who reminds observers of former UM great Ted Hendricks…Productive player has played in all 25 games the last two seasons, with 13 starts…Has career totals of 119 tackles (68 solo), 26 tackles for loss, 13 sacks, 25 QB pressures, four forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and 12 pass breakups…His 10.5 sacks in 2006 was tied for the ninth-highest single-season total in school history…Had a streak of seven straight games with at least one sack, which was the second-longest streak in school history…Was one of the team’s top reserves on the defensive line as a redshirt freshman in 2005…Team’s tallest player was recruited as a tight end/defensive end before settling on the defensive line…Has the drive and athletic ability to go with a startling burst of speed…Sociology major.
2006 (SOPHOMORE): Named first-team All-ACC after the finest year of any Miami defender…Received the team’s Jack Harding Most Valuable Player Award…Ranked second on the team with 10.5 sacks (half a sack behind Kareem Brown)…With 20 tackles for loss, ranked fourth in the nation and led the team and the ACC…In the ACC, ranked third and was two sacks behind ACC leader and All-American Gaines Adams of Clemson…Ranked 15th in the NCAA in sacks, fourth-most among sophomores…Led the team with three forced fumbles…Led the team with 16 QB pressures…Ranked third on the team with 80 tackles, only six behind leader Brandon Meriweather…Added three pass breakups and one fumble recovery…Had a streak of seven consecutive games with at least one sack during the year, the second-longest streak in school history…His 10.5 sacks tied for ninth place on the school’s all-time single-season list…Added to the midseason “Watch List” for the Ted Hendricks Award for the best defensive end in college football…Also received the the Plumer Memorial Award for leadership, motivation and spirit…Started 12 of the 13 games at right end…Tallied a then-career-high nine tackles in the season opener vs. Florida State…Did not start vs. Houston in Game 4, but notched his first sack of the season and added three tackles…Had a huge game vs. North Carolina, making a game-high 14 tackles (nine solo), including four tackles for losses of 12 yards, one sack, three QB pressures, two batted passes and one forced fumble…Had another big game a week later vs. FIU, with nine tackles (five solo), two tackles for losses of eight yards, a sack for minus-seven yards, three QB pressures, one forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a batted pass…Made eight tackles, two tackles for losses of 10 yards, a sack for minus-nine yards and three QB pressures at Duke…Had another big game at Georgia Tech, making a sack for the fifth consecutive game, adding four tackles (three solo), with two tackles for loss. On the first play of the game, sacked Reggie Ball and forced a fumble that Glenn Cook picked up and ran 19 yards for a touchdown…Had his biggest game of the season vs. Virginia Tech, registering a career-best three sacks, eight total tackles (four solo), and four QB pressures. Marked his first multi-sack game and his sixth consecutive game with a sack (and seven in his last six games)…Made seven tackles (four solo) at Maryland, with two tackles for loss and one sack, his ninth of the season in his seventh consecutive game…Made three tackles and one QB pressure at Virginia but did not get a sack for the first time in eight games, snapping his streak…Finished the regular season by getting his 10th sack, making a team-high 11 tackles (eight solo), with four tackles for losses of 13 yards and two QB pressures. His sack marked his 10th of the season, tying with Kevin Patrick (1993) and William Joseph (2001) for 10th place on the school’s single-season list. He also recorded four tackles for a loss, giving him 20, the most by a Hurricane since 2002, when William Joseph recorded 22…Made four tackles and a half sack, one pass deflection and a QB pressure in the MPC Computers Bowl vs. Nevada.
2005 (FRESHMAN): Redshirt freshman who played in all 12 games as a backup defensive end, making one start…Showed tremendous upside, ranking 12th on the team with 35 tackles (19 solo), 5.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, eight QB pressures and one forced fumble…Played in his first collegiate game in the opener at Florida State as a reserve defensive end and made three tackles (one solo)…Played only on special teams at Clemson, then played as a reserve end vs. Colorado and made four tackles, one sack and two QB pressures…Made three tackles (two for loss), vs. South Florida, then tallied six stops and two QB pressures vs. Duke…Saw limited action at Temple (one QB pressure), then made a tackle and a QB pressure vs. North Carolina…In the upset win over Virginia Tech, registered three assisted tackles and one forced fumble…Made two tackles at Wake Forest and two more vs. Georgia Tech…Had a solid game vs. Virginia with eight tackles (five solo), a shared sack (with Glenn Cook) and 1.5 tackles for loss…Earned a starting assignment in the Peach Bowl vs. Louisiana State, making one assisted tackle, one QB pressure and one pass defensed.
2004 (REDSHIRT): Played as a member of the scout team as a true freshman, when he was redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL: Excelled as a rush end in high school…Amassed a state-record total of 57 sacks in his career, 38 over the final two seasons…Started at defensive end all four years of his high school career…An accomplished all-around athlete who was an All-State basketball selection as a junior (the only non-senior chosen) in 2002-03…Rated the nation’s No. 11 player by SuperPrep…Member of the SuperPrep Elite 50 and a SuperPrep All-American…Rated the nation’s No. 4 defensive lineman by SuperPrep…Rated the No. 2 prospect in Colorado by SuperPrep and SuperPrep’s Midlands Defensive Player of the Year for 2003…Listed on Tom Lemming’s Prep Football Report National Top 100 and ranked as the nation’s No. 11 defensive end…Two-time All-State football performer as a junior and senior…Also played offensive tackle as a sophomore and tight end as a junior and senior…As a senior at defensive end, had 19 sacks 118 total tackles, three knockdowns and two interceptions…On offense as a senior, had 38 receptions for 412 yards with four touchdowns (had receptions of 68 and 72 yards, both on tight end screens)…On defense as a junior, had 19 sacks, 109 tackles and five touchdowns off blocked kicks and fumble returns, in addition to blocking three punts…As a junior on offense, had three receptions for 56 yards…Also played basketball, averaging 22.7 points (fourth best in Colorado) and led the state in rebounding (16.0 per game) and blocked shots (3.3 per game) as a junior…Also competed in track and field, qualifying for the state meet in the discus and shot put in 2003…His track and field personal bests: 21 feet in the long jump, 48 feet in the shot put, 135 feet in the discus, and 44 feet, 2 inches in the triple jump…Chose Miami over Colorado State, Nebraska, Louisiana State, Michigan and Oklahoma…Younger brother, Jared, is a 2007 UM recruit; older brother Ciare plays football at Colorado State; and brother Raj plays football at Butte Junior College in California…Coached by Ryan Mullaney.
CALAIS CAMPBELL’S CAREER STATISTICS
|2004||Did not play – Redshirt season|
CALAIS CAMPBELL’S CAREER HIGHS
Total tackles 14 (vs. North Carolina 2006)
Solo 9 (vs. North Carolina 2006)
Assists 5 (vs. Florida State 2006 and vs. North Carolina 2006)
Sacks 3 (vs. Virginia Tech 2006)