Campbell with the Tennessee Titans in 2013.
|Date of birth:September 19, 1987|
|Place of birth: Aliquippa, Pennsylvania|
|College: California (PA)|
|NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 7 / Pick: 251|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|*Tennessee Titans ( 2011– 2013)|
|Roster status: Active|
|CFL status: International|
|Career highlights and awards|
|* CFL All-Star (2016)
|Total return yards||149|
|Stats at NFL.com|
|Career CFL statistics as of 2018|
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
|Stats at CFL.ca|
Tommie James Campbell (born September 19, 1987) is an American professional Canadian football cornerback for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL Draft.
High school career
He went on to play college football at Pitt (2005–2006), Edinboro University (2007), and California (PA) (2010). Academic problems ended his playing career at Pitt and Edinboro, and he was working as a janitor at Pittsburgh International Airport from 2008 to 2009. Campbell was afforded a third chance to play college football by the California University of Pennsylvania. Campbell made good on the third opportunity. He appeared in all 12 games for California (Pa.). California coach John Luckhardt said that Campbell's life experiences had helped him mature and quipped, "One of the things he said was that cleaning toilets at 12 o'clock at night really got his attention." Campbell, in turn, has expressed his gratitude to Coach Luckhardt for giving him another chance: "Cal gave me another shot at pursuing my dream, which is to be a success in the NFL." Based on his comeback performance in 2010, Campbell was one of only eight Division II players to participate in the 2011 Eastham Energy All-Star Game in Arizona. He also participated in the Cactus Bowl (Division II All Star Game) in Texas. Campbell ran a 4.31 40-yard dash at the Cactus Bowl, ranking third among the 300-plus prospects at the event.
He was selected by the Tennessee Titans in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL Draft. In a 2012 week 3 matchup against the Detroit Lions, in the first quarter, Darius Reynaud caught a punt and threw a Lateral pass to Campbell, who returned the football 65 yards for a touchdown similar to the Music City Miracle. The Titans would win 44-41 in Overtime. On August 29, 2014, he was released.
Campbell started all 18 games and had 71 defensive tackles including a tackle for a loss, 1 special-teams tackle, 3 interceptions and 9 knockdowns, one of his interceptions being a game winning one in an overtime victory against the BC Lions in week 3. He also added four punt returns for 21 yards. He was named a West Division all-star. On January 24, 2017, Campbell turned himself into police custody after being charged with multiple drug related charges. Police believed he was selling drugs out of his residence in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania during the CFL off-season. However, the charges were subsequently dropped and his record cleared. Campbell returned to the Stamps for the teams 2017 training camp.
Campbell signed with the Montreal Alouettes on February 13, 2018. He was considered one of the top free agents on the market, having not allowed a touchdown during the 2017 regular season, On September 20, 2018 Campbell and the Alouettes agreed to a two-year contract extension; keeping him with the club through the 2020 season. Campbell finished the 2018 season with 38 tackles, 1 interception, and one forced fumble in 17 games played; Campbell was removed from the lineup for one game by head coach Mike Sherman for not buckling a chin strap at practice earlier in the week. Although the Alouettes finished the season out of playoff contention with a 5-13 record, Campbell and the ball-hawk Montreal defense helped improve the team's record by two wins from the previous season.
- Campbell drafted by the Titans
- "Aliquippa's Campbell took long route to NFL Draft". Beaver County Times. May 1, 2011. http://www.timesonline.com/sports/steelers/aliquippa-s-campbell-took-long-route-to-nfl-draft/article_6cbc96eb-4d72-5576-afbc-52856a3077bc.html.
- "Campbell commits to Harris, Pitt: Six-foot-four Aliquippa star to join Lay, Revis in Oakland". Beaver County Times. December 1, 2004. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=gbciAAAAIBAJ&sjid=H7UFAAAAIBAJ&pg=2010,330871&dq=tommie-campbell&hl=en.
- Dave Mackall (August 18, 2005). "Campbell making fast impression". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/s_364889.html.
- "Tommie Campbell's road to redemption". Beaver County Times. August 23, 2011. http://www.timesonline.com/sports/college/football/tommie-campbell-s-road-to-redemption/article_c7d82f52-38be-11e0-85fc-00127992bc8b.html.
- "Midas touch". Allegheny Times. May 17, 2005. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=yLYiAAAAIBAJ&sjid=HbUFAAAAIBAJ&pg=4424,4583937&dq=tommie-campbell&hl=en.("Campbell has six career WPIAL medals spread over football (one), basketball (one), and track (four).")
- "Titans wrap up draft, picking DB Tommie Campbell". WKRN-TV Nashville. May 1, 2011. http://www.wkrn.com/story/14549466/titans-wrap-up-draft-picking-db-tommie-campbell.
- Jake Stark (August 17, 2011). "Campbell Hoping to Become Another 7th-Round Pick that Sticks". Titans Online. http://www.titansonline.com/news/article-1/Campbell-Hoping-to-Become-Another-7th-Round-Pick-that-Sticks/be9129e8-8dbc-456d-9072-096b13c644e8.
- "2011 NFL Draft Listing" (in en). https://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/2011/draft.htm.
- Alper, Josh. "Jaguars sign Tommie Campbell, place Alan Ball on injured reserve". Pro Football Talk. http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/10/29/jaguars-sign-tommie-campbell-place-alan-ball-on-injured-reserve/. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
- Oehser, John (August 29, 2015). "Jaguars trim roster to 75 players". Jaguars.com. http://www.jaguars.com/news/article-JaguarsNews/Jaguars-trim-roster-to-75-players/fdff5ddb-e26b-4b7d-91a2-70ab89abbdfd. Retrieved August 29, 2015.
- "Tommie Campbell returns to Stampeders". 2017-06-04. https://www.cfl.ca/2017/06/04/tommie-campbell-returns-stampeders/.
- "Alouettes sign trio of defensive players, including Calgary's Tommie Campbell" (in en-US). Montreal Gazette. 2018-02-14. https://montrealgazette.com/sports/football/cfl/montreal-alouettes/alouettes-sign-trio-of-defensive-players-including-calgarys-tommie-campbell.
- "Als sign Tommie Campbell to 2-year extension - CFL.ca" (in en-US). CFL.ca. 2018-09-20. https://www.cfl.ca/2018/09/20/als-sign-tommie-campbell-2-year-extension/.
- Tennessee Titans bio
- California Vulcans bio
- NFL.com bio