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#31 Jack Campbell

Height 6-5
Weight 246 lbs.
Class Sr.
Hometown Cedar Falls, Iowa
High School Cedar Falls
Instagram @Jackcampbell_46
Jack Campbell - Football - University of Iowa Athletics

Hawk Item – –Ranked second in the Big Ten with 143 tackles . . . 143 tackles ranks fifth best in a single season at Iowa and rank as most in a season since 2009 (LB Pat Angerer, 145) . . . 14 tackles in Citrus Bowl tie as fourth best total in Citrus Bowl history . . . recorded double figures in tackles in five games . . . one of 10 juniors named to 2021 Player Council . . . one of seven sophomores named to 2020 Leadership Group . . . one of eight true freshmen to see action in 2019 . . . three-time Dean’s List student (2021 spring, 2021 fall, 2022 spring).

2022 Honors – – Lott IMPACT Trophy preseason Watch List . . . preseason first-team All-America by Phil Steele . . . preseason first-team All-Big Ten by Athlon Sports and Phil Steele . . . 2022 – – Listed as first team middle linebacker following spring practice.

2021 Honors – – Roy Carver Most Valuable Player, defense . . . Permanent Team Captain, defense . . . Hayden Fry Award, defense . . . Coaches Appreciation Award, special teams . . . Academic All-Big Ten . . . second-team All-America by FWAA and Phil Steele . . . first-team All-Big Ten by league media and Phil Steele . . . third-team All-Big Ten by league coaches . . . one of 16 semifinalists for Butkus Award . . . named second-team midseason All-America by The Athletic . . . named CollegeSportsMadness.com Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week vs. Illinois . . . named Big Ten Conference Defensive Player of the Week and Rose Bowl Game Big Ten Player of the Week in 24-14 win over Colorado State . . . preseason third-team All-Big Ten by Athlon Sports . . . 2021 – – Started at middle linebacker in 34-6 win over #17 Indiana as defense allowed just 77 net rushing yards and 233 yards total offense . . . six tackles vs. Indiana, including three solo stops and three assists . . . started at middle linebacker in 27-17 win at #9 Iowa State as defense allowed just 87 net rushing yards . . . recorded first career touchdown on fumble recovery and six-yard return to give Iowa 21-10 advantage . . . recorded six solo tackles and two assists at ISU, including a shared QB sack . . . started at middle linebacker in 30-7 win over Kent State as defense allowed just 79 net rushing yards and 264 yards total offense . . . led team with career-best 11 tackles vs. Kent State, including three solo stops and eight assists . . . recorded one tackle for loss and a shared QB sack . . . caused fumble at the one-yardline in the third quarter that was recovered for a touchback . . . started at middle linebacker in 24-14 win over Colorado State as defense allowed 95 net rushing yards and 250 yards total offense . . . career-best 18 tackles vs. CSU, including seven solo stops and 11 assists . . . recovered fumble at the six-yardlline that led to tying touchdown in third quarter and matched career-high with three pass break-ups . . . started at middle linebacker in 51-14 win at Maryland as defense allowed just 97 net rushing yards and 271 yards total offense . . . six assisted tackles and one pass break-up at Maryland, with tipped pass leading to Iowa interception . . . started at middle linebacker in 23-20 win over #4 Penn State . . . nine tackles vs. PSU, including seven solo tackles and two assists, along with one QB pressure . . . started at middle linebacker in 24-7 loss to Purdue . . . nine tackles vs. Purdue, including three solo stops and six assists, with one tackle for loss and two QB pressures . . . started at middle linebacker in 27-7 loss at Wisconsin . . . nine tackles at Wisconsin, including four solo tackles and five assists, to go with one pass break-up . . . started at middle linebacker in 17-12 win at Northwestern as defense allowed just 93 net rushing yards . . . seven tackles at Northwestern, including six solo tackles and one assist, while adding one pass break-up . . . started at middle linebacker in 27-22 win over Minnesota . . . led team with 17 tackles vs. Minnesota, including six solo tackles and 11 assists . . . started at middle linebacker in 33-23 win over Illinois as defense allowed just 64 net rushing yards . . . eight tackles vs. Illinois, including four solo stops and four assists . . . first interception of the season and 32-yard return for touchdown against Illinois, to go with one QB pressure . . . started at middle linebacker in 28-21 win at Nebraska . . . 16 tackles at Nebraska, with two solo tackles and career-best 14 assists, including one tackle for loss and one QB pressure . . . started at middle linebacker in 42-3 loss to #2 Michigan . . . five tackles vs. Michigan, including two solo tackles and three assists . . . also recorded second interception of the season and one QB pressure . . . started at middle linebacker in 20-17 Citrus Bowl loss to #22 Kentucky . . . led team with 14 tackles vs. Kentucky, including four solo stops and 10 assists.

2020 Honors – – Academic All-Big Ten . . . 2020 – – Saw action in final five games . . . recorded 29 tackles, including 21 solo stops and eight assists, with 4.5 tackles for loss and one sack . . . also recorded three pass break-ups, one interception and one forced fumble . . . did not see action in 24-20 loss at Purdue due to illness . . . did not see action in 21-20 loss to Northwestern due to illness . . . did not see action in 49-7 win over Michigan State due to illness . . . saw first action of the season in 35-7 win at Minnesota . . . career-high five solo tackles at Minnesota . . . saw action in 41-21 win at Penn State as defense allowed just 62 net rushing yards . . . career-high seven tackles at PSU, including four solo stops and three assists . . . also recorded first career sack and forced fumble at PSU . . . saw action in 26-20 win over Nebraska . . . career-high eight tackles vs. Nebraska, including six solo stops and two assists, while collecting two tackles for loss . . . saw action in 35-21 win at Illinois . . . five tackles at Illinois, including three solo stops and two assists . . . saw action in 28-7 win over #25 Wisconsin as defense allowed 56 net rushing yards and 225 yards total offense . . . first career intereption came in own endzone to stop a Badger scoring threat in the fourth quarter . . . four tackles vs. the Badgers, including three solo stops and one assist, while also collecting one tackle for loss and three pass break-ups.

2019 – – Saw action in 11 games, recording two solo tackles and three assists . . . saw first action of career in 18-17 win at Iowa State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 48-3 win over Middle Tennessee, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 216 yards total offense . . . saw action in 10-3 loss at #18 Michigan, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 17-12 loss to #9 Penn State, recording one assisted tackle for first career stop . . . saw action in 26-20 win over Purdue as defense allowed just 33 net rushing yards . . . career-best four tackles vs. Purdue, including two solo stops and two assists . . . saw action in 20-0 win at Northwestern, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 64 net rushing yards and 202 yards total offense . . . saw action in 24-22 loss at #16 Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 23-19 win over #7 Minnesota, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 19-10 win over Illinois, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 27-24 win at Nebraska, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 49-24 Holiday Bowl win over #22 USC, but had no statistics.

High school honors – – Named to Des Moines Register Elite 8 listing as a senior . . . named to All-Iowa Elite all-state team by Des Moines Register as a senior . . . voted captain of Class 4A all-state team . . . earned first-team all-district honors and named District Defensive Player of the Year . . . named to all-metro team and earned Golden Hammer Award as top defensive player on prep team . . . first-team all-state as a junior by Des Moines Register . . . first-team all-district and all-metro as a junior, while also earning team Golden Hammer Award . . . earned second-team all-district and all-metro honors as a sophomore . . . Career – – Three-year football letterman at linebacker . . . helped prep team reach state playoffs as a junior and senior, while posting three-year record of 27-6 . . . prep team claimed district title as a junior and senior after sharing title as a sophomore . . . prep team reached state quarterfinals as a junior and finished as state runner-up as a senior . . . holds school record for tackles in a season (168 as a senior) and career (338) . . . 168 tackles as a senior included 12.5 tackles for loss, five sacks, five pass break-ups, and two blocked kicks, with one touchdown return . . . recorded 111 tackles as a junior, including eight tackles for loss, five sacks, five pass break-ups, five pressures, one interception and one fumble recovery . . . as a sophomore collected 59 tackles, with six tackles for loss and one sack . . . team captain as a junior and senior . . . also lettered in basketball and track.

Personal – –Born 8/22/2000 . . . enterprise leadership major . . . four-year member of prep Honor Roll . . . parents are Amy and Jeremy Eastman and Jen and Dave Campbell . . . one of two players from Cedar Falls on Iowa roster . . . attended same high school as TE Jackson Frericks . . . high school coach was Brad Remmert.