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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Calen Campbell, RB, Lindenwood University

What is your name?

Calen Campbell

What is your Height/Weight?

5’9, 185

What is your position?

RB/KR

Where do you play college football?

Lindenwood University

Where are you from?

Hoover, AL

Who is your role model, and why?

My parents. They laid the foundation for a godly lifestyle.

Who was your favorite teacher?

Mrs. Pressley, my 12th-grade Algebra teacher.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I played basketball a little bit coming up through elementary and middle school. I also ran track for one year in 12th grade. 

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Reggie Ragland

Who is the most underrated player on your team?

Drew Seers

What is the one song that would fire you up before the biggest game of your life?

Level by Derek Minor

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?

Christian McCaffrey. I have the ability to run, catch, run routes, and make people miss just like him. We’re both complete backs.

What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?

I broke my foot back in 2015. I had to sit out the remainder of the season plus spring practice. I overcame it by trusting and building my relationship with God. 

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I have to listen to my Gospel music playlist on the morning of the game, then I switch to my pre-game playlist.

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

My 65-yard touchdown against Northeastern State last year.

What is the coolest thing you ever did off the field for someone else?

Each year since I’ve been at Lindenwood, I’ve served as a huddle leader at Guys’ Weekend Camp for FCA. I’ve gotten to lead and talk about Christ with middle to high school aged guys. 

Who was your favorite NFL team growing up?

Dallas Cowboys

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?

Jesus, Martin Luther King Jr., Kirk Franklin

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