Caleb Campbell: A True Underdog Story

August 9, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It’s strange to think that a professional football player is coming into the 2010 season with no NFL experience, despite being drafted in 2008.
Even stranger is the image of that same player, who will turn 26 in September, being forced to carry the pads of, say, 23-year-old second-year player Zack Follett.
Yet that scenario is just one of many unusual circumstances brought about by the tale of West Point graduate Caleb Campbell.
You might remember Campbell as the only interesting thing that happened in the seventh round of the 2008 NFL Draft. And no, not just because he was Matt Millen’s final draft pick. But he was…right after Landon Cohen, Jerome Felton, and Kenneth Moore (who was a wide receiver, but I had to look it up, because I don’t even remember him).
And as the final pockmark on the giant blemish that is the Millen Era, it’s a little strange that Lions fans would be pulling for Campbell.
But here w...

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