Parris Campbell has been cleared to play for Ohio State this Saturday against Michigan State. Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer made the announcement on the Big Ten teleconference Tuesday afternoon.
“It’s big. Obviously he’s one of the best kick returners in America, and he’s such a tough guy, good kid,” Meyer said. “Any time he’s not out there, it hurts.”
Campbell was held out of Ohio State’s game at Iowa last week with an undisclosed injury he suffered against Penn State on Oct. 28.
In 8 games this season, the junior has 28 catches for 399 yards and 2 touchdowns. On the ground, Campbell has taken 5 carries for 51 yards and a score in 2017.
In addition, the 6-foot-1 receiver has been the Buckeyes’ primary kick returner this season, taking 9 kicks back for an average of 36.6 yards. Campbell has not scored on a kick return this season, but he has a season-best return of 82 yards.
His presence could be an important factor as Ohio State tries to keep control of the Big Ten East on Saturday against the Spartans.
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