Caleb Campbell began the sport of bobsled in 2008 after graduating from the United States Military Academy at West Point.  Campbell lettered three times at Perryton High School in Texas as a football player, and earned four additional varsity letters in basketball and three in track and field.  Campbell moved on to play Defensive Back for Army, and was named to 2007 preseason watch list for the Lott Trophy that is awarded to the nation's defensive player of the year annually.  Campbell was selected as one of four captains to the Army football team in 2007 and was named ECAC Division I-A Football All-Star team in 2005.  He holds seven career double-digit tackle games and appeared in 31 consecutive games before suffering a season-ending knee injury against Tulane in 2006.

Campbell was invited to the 2008 NFL Combine and was selected in the seventh round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions.  On July 22, 2008, Campbell agreed to terms on a three-year contract with the Lions.  However, the Army ordered him to serve his military service, preventing him from playing football until at least 2010.  Campbell will be vying for a spot on the 2010 Olympic team to serve his country before making a run at the NFL.

Campbell's brother, Jeremy Campbell, was recently nominated for an ESPY award as the Best Male Athlete with a Disability.  Jeremy won the 2008 Paralympic gold medal in discuss, and is a resident athlete at the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center.  Campbell's other brother, Jacob, was a professional bull rider.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 2008-2009 America's Cup as push athlete for driver Grayson Fertig                               -SILVER in four-man #1 (4/09), SILVER in four-man #2 (4/09), BRONZE in two-man (4/09)