It’s been two and a half years since Caleb Campbell was mentioned here at LBS, but this time it’s for a good reason. To refresh your memory, Campbell was a strong safety at Army and drafted in the 7th round of the 2008 draft by the Detroit Lions. The Army instituted a policy that prevented Campbell from pursuing a career in professional football until he had completed two years of active service, missing out on a huge opportunity for good P.R.
After completing his two years of service, the Detroit Lions signed Campbell to a one-year deal. Campbell was cut by Detroit in training camp but signed to the practice squad in September. After working out and practicing with the team the past 10 weeks, it was finally announced that Campbell would be activated for his first career game. Caleb tweeted the news on Saturday that he would be traveling to Dallas for Detroit’s game, adding his tag line “fueled by faith.”
Being a part of the active roster does not ensure Campbell will play against the Cowboys, but it is one heck of an accomplishment for him. Hopefully he sees some action and makes a difference in the game.