Jordan Kovacs, William Campbell, Denard Robinson and other players weigh in on the team's progression as they continue to lay the groundwork in practice for the Outback Bowl against No. 11 South Carolina (Dec. 18).
CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 10, at Ohio State (Nov. 24, 2012) Solos: 3, two times (last at Nebraska, Oct. 27, 2012) Asst: 10, at Ohio State (Nov. 24, 2012) TFLs: 1, three times (last vs. Nebraska, Nov. 19, 2011) Sacks: 1, three times (last vs. Alabama, Sept. 1, 2012) Int.: None FR: 1, vs. Notre Dame (Sept. 10, 2011) PBUs: 1, four times (last vs. Purdue, Oct. 29, 2011)
At Michigan ... appeared in 51 consecutive contests, making 11 starts at defensive tackle ... moved to offensive line prior to Penn State game in 2010 (Oct. 30) ... switched back to defensive line during offseason prior to the 2011 season ... special teams contributor.
Senior (2012)...All-Big Ten honorable mention (media) ... appeared in 13 games, starting 11 at defensive tackle ... OHIO STATE (Nov. 24) ... posted a career-high 10 total tackles ... NORTHWESTERN (Nov. 10) ... posted five total tackles ... NEBRASKA (Oct. 27) ... notched four tackles, including three solo ... MICHIGAN STATE (Oct. 20) ... recorded three tackles ... NOTRE DAME (Sept. 22) ... posted four tackles ... AIR FORCE (Sept. 8) ... started at defensive tackle and compiled five total tackles ... ALABAMA (Sept. 1) ... made first career start ... posted career-high five tackles and third career unassisted sack.
Junior (2011) ... Sugar Bowl champion ... played in all 13 games; appeared in each game as a defensive reserve and on special teams ... VIRGINIA TECH (Jan. 3) ... made career-high three tackles ... NEBRASKA (Nov. 19) ... tied his career high with two tackles, including a career-best two solo stops, and added second career unassisted sack ... PURDUE (Oct. 29). ... matched career high with two assisted tackles and added fourth career pass break-up ... MICHIGAN STATE (Oct. 15) ... matched career-high with two tackles, including an assisted tackle-for-loss ... NORTHWESTERN (Oct. 8) ... earned first career sack for seven yards ... NOTRE DAME (Sept. 10) ... first career fumble recovery.
Sophomore (2010) ... earned second varsity letter ... saw action in all 13 contests ... played on field goal/PAT protection unit and punt team vs. Connecticut (Sept. 4) ... saw game action at fullback in goal line package against Notre Dame (Sept. 11), blocking on Stephen Hopkins' one-yard touchdown run ... appeared at nose tackle, on field goal/PAT protection unit and punt team against the Fighting Irish ... played as a backup nose tackle and on special teams vs. Massachusetts (Sept. 18) ... batted down one pass at nose tackle and contributed on the field goal/PAT protection unit vs. Bowling Green (Sept. 25) ... appeared as a reserve nose tackle and on the field goal/PAT protection units at Indiana (Oct. 2) ... made his first tackle of the season as a reserve nose tackle and contributed on special teams vs. Michigan State (Oct. 9) ... played on field goal/PAT protection units vs. Iowa (Oct. 16) ... switched positions to the offensive line before the Penn State (Oct. 30) game ... appeared on the field goal/PAT protection units against the Nittany Lions ... contributed on the field goal/PAT protection units against Illinois (Nov. 6), Purdue (Nov. 13) and Wisconsin (Nov. 20) ... played on the field goal/PAT protection units at Ohio State (Nov. 27) ... appeared on special teams units vs. Mississippi State (Jan. 1) in the Gator Bowl.
Freshman (2009) ... earned first varsity letter ... played on field goal/PAT protection unit in all 12 games ... appeared at defensive tackle in nine contests ... registered four tackles, one tackle for loss and two pass breakups ... made career debut at defensive tackle vs. Western Michigan (Sept. 5), making one tackle ... contributed on special teams vs. Notre Dame (Sept. 12) ... assisted on a tackle vs. Eastern Michigan (Sept. 19), playing defensive tackle and on special teams ... contributed on special teams vs. Indiana (Sept. 26) ... played on special teams and on goal line defense at Michigan State (Oct. 3) ... appeared at defensive tackle and on special teams at Iowa (Oct. 10), assisting on a tackle ... saw action at nose tackle and on special teams vs. Delaware State (Oct. 17), posting his first career PBU ... contributed on special teams vs. Penn State (Oct. 24) ... played nose tackle and on field goal/PAT protection unit at Illinois (Oct. 31) and vs. Purdue (Nov. 7) ... contributed a pass breakup at Wisconsin (Nov. 14) ... posted one tackle vs. Ohio State (Nov. 21).
Prep ... attended Cass Technical High School (Dec. 2008) coached by Thomas Wilcher ... three-year starter at offensive tackle and two-year starter at defensive tackle ... team's punter and kicker ... ran 40-yard dash in 4.9 seconds ... did 15 reps of 315 pounds ... Key Statistics... registered 55 tackles, 22 tackles for loss, nine sacks, two fumbles caused, two fumbles recovered and one touchdown off a fumble as a senior ... graded out at 98 percent offensively for his blocking senior year ... Honors and Rankings... PARADE Magazine All-American ... EA Sports All-America first team ... SuperPrep All-American and the sixth-best defensive linemen according to the publication ... SuperPrep Midwest Defensive Player of the Year and the No. 27 overall player in the country ... Prep Star All-American and named to Top 100 Dream Team ... top rated player in the state of Michigan by The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press... named to the Detroit Free Press All-State Dream Team ... listed as the No. 2 overall player on the Detroit Free Press Best of the Midwest rankings ... five-star prospect and the nation's fifth-best defensive tackle according to Rivals.com and scout.com ... top prospect in the state of Michigan and rated as the No. 26 overall player nationally according to Rivals.com ... rated as the nation's top runner stuffer and as the second strongest defensive lineman in the country by Rivals.com ... selected as the No. 35 overall player nationally by scout.com ... selected to The Detroit News Blue Chip list ... selected as the 27th-best prospect nationally by Athlon Sports ... selected as the 22nd-best player in the country by SuperPrep ... rated as the No. 42 overall player nationally by Tom Lemming ... committed to Michigan during the U.S. Army All-American game ... MaxPreps All-America second team.
Personal ... William Campbell was born July 6, 1991 ... high school teammate of current Wolverines Thomas Gordon and Delonte Hollowell ... enrolled in College of Literature, Science and the Arts, majoring in general studies.