All 105 is a Pittsburgh Sports Now series profiling each of the 105 members of Pitt’s 2021 training camp roster.
24 • Phil Campbell III, redshirt senior linebacker
Last year: Campbell, a 6-foot-1, 220-pound linebacker, started all 11 games as a senior before deciding to return to Pitt to take advantage of the COVID-19 eligibility waiver. He’s played 44 games over the last four seasons.
Stats: Campbell amassed 46 tackles, seven for a loss and 4.5 sacks in 2020. Originally a safety, Campbell is versed in pass defense as well, catching an interception and breaking up two passes in 2019.
Camp outlook: With Campbell and Chase Pine both staying on another year, the Panthers’ entire linebacker group from 2020 remains intact.
Projected role: He should be expected to once again start at the Money position, though he may share some time with SirVocea Dennis. As a sixth-year senior, Campbell should be one of the leaders of the defense.
Accolades, highlights: Won Pitt’s 2019 Ed Conway Award as most-improved player.
PIT LB Phil Campbell III is an undersized ILB but don't tell this BC OL. Taking on OL/TE is nothing new for Campbell, though he really makes his hay attacking gaps and tracking down RB/WR/TE in the flat. Nickel LB with Teams potential. #SnapScout22 pic.twitter.com/AigLvKGPcK
— Chad Reuter (@chad_reuter) May 28, 2021
15 Tackles for Loss
2 Forced Fumbles
2 Fumble Recoveries
And Phil Campbell III wants more!
— Pitt Football (@Pitt_FB) December 30, 2020
Player Feature: Phil Campbell III
The senior LB talks about his career so far at Pitt, his love of football and his academic pursuits.
— Pitt Football (@Pitt_FB) October 23, 2020