My wife and I sat behind the Maryland bench at field level on the 50-yd line for the Terps big win in football over #8 Boston College last November. The game looked different at field level. It was not necessarily the best place to see the action as the players often obscured our view, but it was a great way to get a close look at the guys and what they’re made of.
There was one helmet that seemed to be a head taller than the rest throughout the game. There was an offensive lineman that seemed to simply outsize everyone else on the field. That lineman was Bruce Campbell.
When I look back at that game, as well as the upset over Wake this weekend, I will always remember Bruce Campbell because his dominance at the line was a key to both victories. The kid – and I say kid because he’s only a sophomore – is 6’7″, 285lbs of wrecking ball power at the point of attack. Campbell is a tough guy from the tough town of Hamden, CT. He was this week’s ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week in his second start. Mark my words, this won’t be the last time he receives that honor.
What am I going to be this Halloween? I might just stuff some balloons in a #74 jersey, wear a scowl, and go trick-or-treating on Tobacco Road. That should scare some people.