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  Fred Campbell
Fred Campbell

Player Profile
Hometown:
New Rochelle, NY

High School:
New Rochelle HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 225

Position:
LB

Experience:
2005-07


Getting To Know Fred Campbell

At Stanford: Forced to retire from football after fracturing a vertebrae in his neck during a game versus San Jose State on September 15, 2007 ... Had successful surgery to repair the fractured neck vertebrae on September 17, 2007 ... Earned the starting middle linebacker position for the start of the 2007 season ... Had played inside linebacker his first two seasons at Stanford (2005, '06) but was moved to outside linebacker during the spring, before moving back to the middle for the 2007 campaign ... Good athletic instincts and tremendous work ethic.
Career Statistics

The 2007 Season: Started the first two games of the season versus UCLA and San Jose State, and recorded seven tackles before suffering a fractured neck vertebrae against San Jose State that has forced him to retire from football ... Also added 0.5 sacks (-4 yards) and tackles-for-loss (-4 yards), as well as one pass breakup and a quarterback hurry ... Had a career-high six tackles and his pass breakup against UCLA, while recording his half sack, tackle-for-loss and quarterback hurry versus San Jose State.
Game-By-Game Statistics

The 2006 Season: Although he struggled through some injuries in 2006, Fred managed to play in nine games, starting one, and earning his first varsity letter ... He was mainly used as a special teams player and reserve inside linebacker ... In the season opener at Oregon, he recorded three total tackles, one tackle-for-loss and a forced fumble in his first collegiate game ... He started at inside linebacker in Stanford's game against No. 1 ranked USC on November 4 and was credited with two tackles and a half-tackle-for-loss.
Game-By-Game Statistics

The 2005 Season: Redshirted the season as a true freshman inside linebacker.

In High School: Ranked as the No. 15 recruit in the state of New York and named to the All-Northeast Team by SuperPrep ... He played tight end, fullback and defensive end his last two years at New Rochelle High School ... First Team All-State, All-Westchester County, All-Section and All-League following his senior season ... Also named to the All-State Scholastic Team ... As a junior, he was selected First Team All-League and Second Team All-Section ... Two-year letterwinner in track ... Events were the 100m, 200m and shot put ... Played violin in the school orchestra for four years ... Member of the All-State Orchestra.

Personal Information: Mathematics and Computational Science major ... National Achievement Finalist ... Mother, Mary, attended Stanford.

Getting To Know Fred Campbell

I would describe myself as a person as: Optimistic
What people don't know about me is: I was born in Fairbanks, Alaska
The reason I love football is: I love the competition
I pattern my play after: Any aggressive defender
For me to improve as a person, I need to: Keep working at it
My favorite pre-game ritual is: Getting focused maybe listening to some music
My greatest athletic moment is: Winning a state championship in high school
The biggest thrill in my life to date is: Being alive
The teammate I admire the most is: Trent Edwards
My favorite stadium in which to play is: Don't know. The only college stadium I've played in was the Carrier Dome in Syracuse New York
A friend from another college football team is: Ray Rice, Glen Lee, Courtney Green
The reason I chose Stanford University is: Great football and a pretty good school
Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: There is no substitute for hard work
The best thing about Stanford is: The people
My favorite class at Stanford is: Sleep and Dreams
My least favorite class at Stanford is: IHUM
What sets Stanford apart from other college football programs: The fact that every kid on the team applied and got into Stanford
The sports team I followed when I was younger: The 49ers
When I played football as a kid, I pretended to be: Jerry Rice
The athlete I admire most is: Jerry Rice, Steve Young, Ray Lewis
The person I admire most are: My parents
The three people in history I admire most are: Ghandi, Richard Pryor, Chris Rock
Best book I have read: Enders Game
Favorite Food: Pizza
Least Favorite Food: Eggplant
If I had to cook all of my meals, I'd probably survive on: I don't know whatever I wanted. I think I'm a pretty good cook
Favorite Movie: Gladiator, Lion King, Road to Perdition
Favorite TV Show: Southpark, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Favorite Actor: Tom Hanks, Don Cheadle
Favorite Actress: Halle Berry, Salma Hayek
If a movie were made of my life, I would have the following actor play me: Denzel Washington
My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be: A big hit
Favorite musical group or performer: Jay-Z
If I were not playing college football, I would be: In college
After my Stanford career, I'd like to be remembered as: A great player
The best advice I ever received was: Life is all about attitude
The person who had the greatest influence on my life: My parents
One moment in history I wish I could have seen: I wish I could have walked on the moon
The place I'd most like to visit: Anywhere outside of the U.S.
The favorite place I've visited: Florida
Hobbies: Studying
Ten years from now, I'd like to be: Alive
My advice to youngsters: Stay positive, and work hard
My most prized possession: It's not really a possession but my family and friends are most important to me
If I won $1 million, I would: Put it in the bank
The one thing about college football I would change: More people across the country will acknowledge the Pac-10

Last Udpated: September 18, 2007


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