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Washington Redskins 2014 Player Profile: Stephen Campbell, Fullback

What kind of potential does Stephen Campbell have in 2014?

Stephen Campbell


West Virginia Wesleyan


Height: 6'1"

Weight: 245 lbs.

2014 Outlook

Stephen Campbell played four years of collegiate football at WVWC from 2009 to 2012.  He has been listed as a Fullback, H-Back, Long Snapper, and Tight End, but is designated as a FB for the Redskins and is likely to get practice reps behind FB Darrel Young.  After his college career ended, Campbell went undrafted and didn't play professional football for a year.  He had a brief stint with the Colts this Spring but has yet to participate in an NFL regular season game, preseason game, or training camp.  Basically, he's a 23-year-old undrafted rookie.

Over the course of his 32 games in college, Campbell racked up 65 receptions for 625 yards and 8 TD's playing primarily as a TE.  As for any chance with the Redskins, Campbell is now a FB and the Redskins already have a good one in Darrel Young.  Campbell will have to show a great deal of versatility to have any chance at making the roster as basically no teams in the NFL keep two FB's (some don't keep any).  Campbell will need to show his catching ability to show his versatility to be used as both a TE and HB, as well.  However, obviously for a player this low on the depth chart, Special Teams will be his ticket.  It'll be most important for him to be a beast on the ST's unit and prove to be a valuable commodity there.  He'll probably be spending more time with Ben Kotwica than Randy Jordan.  Judging by the very few videos I've seen of him, he appears to have pretty good hands and better than average speed for a FB.  It's a good sign that the Redskins just recently signed him (July 15th) and therefore I'd think the coaching staff has seen something in him that they like.

Roster Prediction: Training Camp Player

Campbell will not be on the Redskins roster in 2014 barring a catastrophe.  He's possible injury insurance incase Young gets seriously injured and will receive practice reps to keep Young fresh and provide another body in camp.  He's young and clearly has an NFL body with NFL-caliber speed for his position, so maybe he'll have a chance to make a career of football, it's just unlikely to begin with the Redskins in 2014.

Personal Information

Stephen participated in the New York-New Jersey NFL regional combine and the NFL super regional combine in Detroit.  As a Junior in 2011, Stephen earned honorable mention West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.  Here's a cool site where you can see some of his videos as well as the fact that he supposedly ran a 4.4 40.