The Washington Redskins added another fullback to the team when they signed West Virginia Wesleyan grad Stephen Campbell this week. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Campbell (6’1″, 245 lbs.) was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Indianapolis Colts in April of this year after he took part in the NFL’s Super Regional Combine in Detroit. He was waived by the team on May 12, however, after just three-and-a-half weeks.
In this current NFL, fullbacks need to be able to catch the ball as much as they need to fulfill their traditional duties. This former Bobcat has proven that he can (Campbell played the tight end position at West Virginia Wesleyan from 2009-12, totaling 65 career receptions for 625 yards and eight touchdowns) but he likely won’t be a huge threat to current starting fullback for the Redskins, Darrel Young. This time of year, teams need to fill out their training camp roster and Campbell will no doubt be taking reps behind Young while out at Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center later this month.
Campbell, 23, earned a West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference honorable mention after his junior season, during which he caught 38 passes for 303 yards and five touchdowns.
He was born on Oct. 10, 1990 and attended Willingboro H.S. in New Jersey.