Canadian Talent of the NFL: Cornerback Tevaughn Campbell

Cornerback Tevaughn Campbell
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Next on the list is the Canadian Cornerback Tevaughn Campbell, who has had a three-year NFL career to date. While currently playing for the Los Angeles Chargers, he was initially signed by and played for the New York Jets after going undrafted in 2019.  Campbell has amassed 32 tackles, one quarterback hit, three forced fumbles, one interception for six yards, and five passes defended in his career. He signed a futures contract with the Chargers on December 30th, 2019.

Canadian NFL Profile: Cornerback Tevaughn Campbell

Background

Born in Scarborough, Ontario, on June 14, 1993, Campbell attended Jean Vanier Catholic Secondary and Sir Wilfrid Laurier Collegiate Institute. He played for the Toronto Thunder of the Ontario Varsity Football League. After graduation, Campbell subsequently enrolled at the University of Regina’s Faculty of Business Administration.

University Awards and Achievements

During his University of Regina career, Campbell completed 51.5 tackles with 11 passes defended and one sack for seven yards. He also had 42 punts for 440 yards and 20 kick returns for 423 yards. He was a dual-sport athlete at university, competing in both football and track and field.

In 2012, Campbell received a Canada West Gold Medal in the 60-meter dash and a Canada West Silver Medal in the 4×200-meter relay. The following year, he received Second-Team All-Canadian and Canada West All-Star accolades. In 2014, Campbell won a Canada West Gold Medal in the 4×200-meter relay and a Canada West Bronze Medal in the 60-meter dash. Subsequently, he received CIS Silver Medals in both the 60-meter dash and the 4×200-meter relay the following year, as well as a Canada West Gold Medal in the 60-meter dash. In 2016, Campbell won a CIS Gold Medal in the 60-meter dash and a Canada West Gold Medal in the 60-meter dash. Finally, in 2017, he won a U Sports Silver Medal in the 60-meter dash and a Canada West Gold Medal in the 60-meter dash.

Draft Projection and Selection

Tevaughn Campbell was drafted in the 2015 CFL draft, 22nd overall in the third round, by the Calgary Stampeders. He went undrafted in the 2015 NFL Entry Draft. Campbell was traded by the Stampeders to the Saskatchewan Roughriders on February 11, 2o16 for a 2017 fourth-round pick. The Roughriders; subsequently traded him along with 2018 and 2019 third-round picks to the Montreal Alouettes for Vernon Davis and a 2018 fifth-round pick. Campbell completed his CFL career with four interceptions, three touchdowns, two forced fumbles, and 62 tackles. He signed a futures contract with the Jets on January 4, 2019. The Jets, however, released him, although he has since found a new home with the Chargers.

Last season, Campbell started four games with the Chargers and played in 14. In 2021, he started one game, and has played in all six. In the week 3 victory against the Kansas City Chiefs, he forced two fumbles and defended two passes, proving that he has more than just a perfunctory role to fill on the Chargers roster. Playing his way from the Canadian Football League, Campbell knows a lot about determination, fitting in with a competitive Chargers culture ready to shake up the AFC competition.

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