|Hometown:||North Las Vegas, NV|
|High School:||Cheyenne HS|
AFTER CAL: Selected by the Carolina Panthers in the seventh round (No. 216 overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft ... the second Cal safety drafted in as many years ... the first Cal player to ever be drafted by Carolina ... on being selected in the NFL Draft - "I'm honored to be picked by the Panthers. They're a fairly young franchise, but they're up-and-coming and on the rise. They've had success in the past going to the Super Bowl, and they have plenty of good players on their team. I'm just really excited about getting a chance to go and play there." ... posted a solid all-around performance at Cal's 2012 Pro Day with 22 bench press reps of 225 pounds that would have tied for first among safeties at the 2012 NFL Combine, a 4.51 40-yard dash and 38-inch vertical leap that would have checked in second at the combine at his position, and a 10' 7" broad jump that would have tied for second ... on 2012 Cal Pro Day - "A lot of people tend to lose focus and lose sight of the goal they're trying to reach, which is making it into the NFL. So I tried to stay focused and surround myself with the people who had the same common goal. Things like constantly eating right, getting my rest, not going out much, getting treatment, keeping my mind fresh and my body right."
CAL CAREER (Career Stats): Played in 46 games including 38 of 39 overall his last three seasons and made 14 starts, primarily as a special teams player and reserve safety until starting all 13 games in his final season ... contributed 110 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss (-24 yards), 2.0 sacks (-17 yards), two interceptions that he returned 29 yards, seven pass breakups, one forced fumble, four fumble recoveries and 29 all-purpose yards.
2011 (Game-By-Game Stats) An honorable mention All-Pac-12 choice after starting all 13 games at safety and ranking fourth on the team with 71 tackles, while adding team-high-tying two interceptions that he returned for 29 yards and two fumble recoveries, 2.5 tackles for loss (-7 yards), five pass breakups and a forced fumble ... all of his season totals were career highs, with the pair of fumble recoveries equaling his 2009 total ... his 0.15 interceptions per game ranked tied for 24th in the Pac-12 ... posted a career-high 11 tackles, 1.0 tackle for loss (-4 yards) and a fumble recovery at UCLA ... had eight tackles in the Holiday Bowl vs. Texas and seven against USC ... registered five tackles on four occasions vs. Fresno State (1.0 TFL, -1 yard), at Colorado (1 PBU), at Stanford (1 PBU), and at Arizona State in the regular-season finale when he also had a forced fumble and a pass breakup ... had four tackles at Washington and at Oregon State, also posting an interception, a career-high two pass breakups and 0.5 tackles for loss (-2 yards) against the Beavers ... had at least three tackles in all 13 games, including a trio of stops in four separate contests vs. Presbyterian, at Oregon when he also had an interception and 29-yard return just before halftime, and vs. Utah when he added a fumble recovery.
2010 (Game-By-Game Stats): Played in all 12 games, including his first career start at Washington State ... posted 21 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss (-17 yards), 2.0 sacks (-17 yards) and two pass breakups ... recorded a career-high five tackles (all solo) and a career-high-tying one pass breakup at Arizona ... had three tackles vs. UC Davis and Washington; two vs. Colorado, vs. UCLA, at USC and at Washington State; and one vs. Arizona State and Oregon ... recorded his first two career sacks in back-to-back games at USC (-9 yards) and vs. Arizona State (-8 yards), while his two pass breakups came in back-to-back contests at Arizona and vs. UCLA.
2009 (Game-By-Game Stats): Played in 12 of the team's 13 games off the bench, recording 14 tackles and recovering two fumbles to rank tied for seventh in the Pac-10 with an average of 0.17 fumbles recovered per game ... recorded a season-best three tackles in the Big Game at Stanford, while picking up two in each of the first three contests vs. Maryland, vs. Eastern Washington and at Minnesota, and again later in the campaign vs. Washington State ... added a single tackle at UCLA, at Washington and in the Poinsettia Bowl vs. Utah ... fumble recoveries came against Maryland and at Oregon with both occurring on opponent kick returns, leading to a touchdown vs. the Terrapins and a field goal against the Ducks.
2008 (Game-By-Game Stats): Played in 11 games off the bench and recorded four tackles ... had a season-high two tackles at Arizona, as well as one each vs. Colorado State and Washington.
2007: Redshirted ... did not play ... earned Scout Team Player of the Year honors on defense.
HIGH SCHOOL: Selected to the All-Far West team by SuperPrep ... a Prepstar All-West Region choice ... Rivals listed him as the No. 3 prospect in Nevada and No. 58 among all players classified as "athletes" in the nation ... a two-time first-team All-State selection as well as a two-time All-Sunset Northwest League pick ... collected a team-best 61 tackles, eight interceptions including four he returned for touchdowns, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries as a senior cornerback ... also recorded 10 rushing touchdowns, 751 yards passing and three interceptions as a junior.
PERSONAL: Full name is Darion Lamar Campbell Jr. ... born July 24, 1989 ... parents are Delaney and Valencia Meyer ... major is social welfare.
CAMPBELL'S CAREER GAME HIGHS
Tackles: 11 (at UCLA, 2011)
Tackles For Loss: 1.0 (four times, last at UCLA, 2011)
Tackle For Loss Yards: 9 (vs. Arizona State, 2010)
Sacks: 1.0 (twice, last vs. Arizona State, 2010)
Sack Yards: 9 (vs. Arizona State, 2010)
Forced Fumbles: 1 (twice, last at Arizona State, 2011)
Fumble Recoveries: 1 (four times, last at UCLA, 2009)
Interceptions: 1 (twice, last vs. Oregon State, 2011)
Interception Return Yards: 29 (at Oregon, 2011)
Long Interception Return: 29 (at Oregon, 2011)
Pass Breakups: 2 (vs. Oregon State, 2011)
All-Purpose Yards: 29 (at Oregon, 2011)
LAST UPDATED: May 16, 2012