American Football Database
American Football Database
Darrell Campbell
No. 92     Chicago Rush
Defensive Line
Personal information
Date of birth: (1981-07-06) July 6, 1981 (age 40)
Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois
High School: Thornwood High School
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 300 lb (136 kg)
Career information
University: Notre Dame
Undrafted in 2004
Debuted in 2008 for the Orlando Predators
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards

Darrell Campbell (born July 6, 1981[1] in Chicago, Illinois) is a defensive tackle on the Chicago Rush of the Arena Football League.

Early life

Darrell attended Thornwood High School in South Holland, Illinois, where he was a participant in football, track, wrestling, basketball, soccer and baseball. As a football player, he earned three letters in football, serving as captain and earning team MVP honors each of the last three seasons. He made 67 solo tackles as senior in 1998, along with 13 tackles for loss and four sacks. Played defensive end as sophomore, inside linebacker as junior and nose guard as senior. As a result he was named USA Today honorable mention prep All-American pick, rated 82nd nationally on Chicago Sun-Times list of top 100 players, named first-team all-state pick in Illinois by Chicago Tribune, and named top player in SICA Blue. As a track & field particiant, he was state qualifier.[2]

College career

After high school, Campbell signed a letter of intent to play college football at the University of Notre Dame where he would play for coaches Bob Davie and Tyrone Willingham. He enrolled in College of Arts and Letters, majoring in English and computer applications. During his senior season at Notre Dame in 2002, Campbell started all 13 games and recorded 30 [3]tackles (7 for a loss) and 5 sacks.

Professional career

Chicago Bears

Campbell was signed by Chicago Bears as an un-drafted rookie free agent and spent the 2005 season on the practice squad.

Cleveland Browns

Began the 2006 season with the Cleveland Browns, but was released.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Later in 2006, he was signed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squad.

Orlando Predators

Played for the Orlando Predators, of the Arena Football League, in 2008. During his 8 games with the Predators, he recorded 19 total tackles, 1.5 sacks and 1 fumble recovery.

Baltimore Ravens

After the AFL season, he went back to the NFL when he attended Baltimore Ravens training camp and played in pre-season games, but failed to make the team.

Montreal Alouettes

In 2009, Campbell signed with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. The Alouettes went on to have a great season, as they won the 97th Gray Cup. Campbell was released after the season.[4]

Philadelphia Soul

In 2011, Campbell was signed by the Philadelphia Soul of the AFL.[5]