The seniors will end their careers with two bowl trips, to the TaxSlayer Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla., in 2016 and to the QuickLane Bowl in Detroit last season. Campbell and his fellow seniors can leave with the knowledge that they helped establish a foundation for coach Geoff Collins’ tenure.
“I’m glad I could be a part of the beginning process of it and starting the foundation,” Campbell said. “Somebody has to do the groundwork, so we probably didn’t get the result that we wanted, but at the end of the day, it’s fun to be a part of.”
Campbell is second on the team with 42 games played, including the past 35. Only Cottrell has played more games, at 44. Campbell has gotten his most significant playing time this season, starting four games and rotating at safety. His 35 tackles are sixth most on the team.
Campbell’s mission for the final three games: “Just go out and play like every play is your last.”