Calais Campbell is a defensive end for the Arizona Cardinals. He has played all six of his professional seasons with Arizona and played collegiately at the University of Miami.
Campbell was born on September 1, 1986 in Denver, Colorado and starred on the football and basketball teams at Denver South High School. He was selected as an All-State basketball player after leading the state in rebounds per game and also earned All-State honors as a defensive end for the football team. He recorded a state-record 57.0 sacks during his high school career, and Rivals.com ranked him as the tenth best end in the country. He chose to travel across the country and play college football at the University of Miami.
University of Miami
Campbell contributed immediately after joining the Hurricanes, collecting 15 tackles and 2.5 sacks in 11 games as a freshman. During the 2006 season, he became a full-time starter and racked up 10.5 sacks and 20.5 tackles for loss, earning First-Team All-Atlantic Coast honors as a defensive end. Though his production dipped substantially as a junior, he finished his three-year college career with 39 tackles for loss and 19.5 sacks and decided to enter the 2008 NFL Draft.
Despite an underwhelming junior season, Campbell was selected by the Arizona Cardinals with the 50th overall pick during the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He saw limited action in all 16 games as a rookie, but emerged as one of the best young defensive ends in the game with 7.0 sacks in 2009. He continued to show improvement in 2011, amassing a career-high 72 tackles and 8.0 sacks, and the team rewarded him with a five-year, $55 million contract. During six NFL seasons, he has totaled 36.5 sacks, which ranks ninth all-time in franchise history.
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