A fifth-year senior in his third season as the starting defensive tackle for the Irish in 03
is a three-time monogram winner
has played both end and tackle for Irish during his career, making 22 starts including all 13 games in 02
team leader for the Irish serving as game captain against Michigan and Boston College in 02
boasts excellent strength and size as he is an extremely imposing player
plays with great effort
is quick and with his tremendous work ethic is poised to have his best season yet
is an all-star candidate
pass-rush skills bode well for success in that area as he has recorded nine sacks in his career and 17 tackles for loss.
AS A SENIOR: Starter at defensive tackle in all 13 games for Irish in 2002
served as a game captain vs. Michigan and Boston College
recorded one tackle vs. Purdue
helped defense hold Michigan to under 100 yards rushing for the first time in 02
had two tackles, including first sack of the season vs. Michigan State
posted another sack, this one for an 11-yard loss, against Stanford
had a career-high seven tackles vs. Pittsburgh, including one sack and two tackles for a loss
helped Irish defense hold Air Force, which was ranked #1 in rushing offense in the nation, to 104 yards rushing, its lowest rushing total of the season
recorded two tackles vs. Florida State as the Notre Dame defense held Florida State to 93 yards rushing, its lowest rushing total of the season
recorded four tackles vs. Boston College, including one sack for a loss of eight yards
posted five tackles vs. Navy
made 30th career appearance for Irish vs. Rutgers
posted another sack vs. USC for a loss of 10 yards
had three tackles and one sack for eight yards vs. North Carolina State in the Gator Bowl
named to the Football News Preseason all-independent team.
AS A JUNIOR: Irish starter at defensive tackle in 2001
starter in nine of 11 games in 01
recorded first two tackles of season against Michigan State
recorded four tackles vs. Texas A&M
recorded two tackles for a loss vs. Pittsburgh
did not start vs. West Virginia after suffering neck spasms during the week, but did record two tackles, including first career sack off the bench in that contest
returned to starting lineup vs. USC
recorded two tackles, including one for loss, and his first career forced fumble ... had three tackles, including one for loss vs. Boston College
had two tackles vs. Tennessee
recorded five tackles, including two for a loss, vs. Navy
return to action in a reserve role vs. Purdue and recorded three tackles, including one sack.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Irish contributor at defensive end in 2000 after not seeing action as a freshman
named to the 2000 preseason All-Independent team by The Sporting News
moved from end to tackle during preseason drills, then back to end after injury loss of end starter Grant Irons
played in his first career game vs. Texas A&M
played defensively in nine games (not vs. Nebraska, Air Force, USC), including vs. Oregon State in 2001 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl
recovered a fourth-quarter fumble vs. Michigan State
made two tackles for loss vs. West Virginia, the first two stops of his career
also had a tackle vs. Rutgers
made one solo tackle vs. Oregon State.
AS A FRESHMAN: Did not see varsity action as rookie defensive end in 99.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: USA Today honorable mention prep All-America pick
rated 82nd nationally on Chicago Sun-Times list of top 100 players
first-team all-state pick in Illinois by Chicago Tribune
named top player in SICA Blue for 98 at Thornwood High School in South Holland, Ill.
earned three letters in football, serving as captain and earning team MVP honors each of the last three seasons
made 67 solo tackles as senior in 98, along with 13 tackles for loss and four sacks
played defensive end as sophomore, inside linebacker as junior and nose guard as senior
state qualifier in track and field
full name is Darrell Campbell
born July 6, 1981 in Chicago
enrolled in College of Arts and Letters, majoring in English and computer applications.