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#31 Jack Campbell

Height 6-5
Weight 246 lbs.
Class Sr.
Hometown Cedar Falls, Iowa
High School Cedar Falls
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.

Campbell Earns Butkus Award
9 Hawkeyes Named AP All-Big Ten; Campbell Named Defensive Player of the Year
Jack Campbell Receives William V. Campbell Trophy
Campbell Named Butkus Award Player of the Month
Campbell Named B1G Defensive Player of the Year
Campbell Named Finalist for Butkus Award
Campbell Earns B1G Weekly Honor
Campbell Named Rotary Lombardi Award Semifinalist
Campbell Named Butkus Award Semifinalist
Campbell Named Bednarik Award Semifinalist
Campbell Named Campbell Trophy Finalist
Campbell, Taylor Named Midseason All-America
Campbell, Moss Named AP Preseason First Team All-America
Campbell and Moss Named to Bednarik Award Watch List
Campbell and Moss Named to Nagurski Watch List
Campbell Named to B1G's Preseason Honors List
Campbell Named Butkus Award Semifinalist
Campbell Named Bronko Nagurski National Player of the Week
Campbell Named B1G Defensive Player of the Week