Parris Campbell


Player profile

  • Height 6-1
  • Weight 208
  • Hometown Akron
  • Last School St. Vincent-St. Mary
  • Year Senior

Ohio State Overview: Parris Campbell is a dynamic and talented football player and one of the fastest players on the team and Big Ten Conference … he is a threat to score anytime he has the football in his possession … a fifth-year senior who was a team captain in 2017, Campbell is a veteran of 34 games and 24 starts, including 12 starts during the 2017 campaign when he led the team with 18 plays of 20-or-more yards, including long receiving touchdowns of 74 yards vs. Indiana, 69 yards vs. UNLV and 57 yards in the Big Ten title game win over Wisconsin … Campbell also ranked second on the team last year with 40 receptions and first with 584 receiving yards … he averaged 13.2 yards off his 10 carries, including a long of 44 yards vs. Illinois … he was named a game “champion” by OSU coaches nine times during the season, including earning player of the game honors vs. both Indiana (six receptions for career-high 136 yards and one TD) and USC (special teams) … he enters his senior season second on the team in career receptions with 53 and second in receiving yards with 705, and he has a career 13.3 yards per carry average off his 14 rushes … a fine return specialist, Campbell led the Big Ten in 2016 in kickoff returns (27.8) and he has tied a 52-year-old Ohio State record for career kickoff return average at 30.4 yards per return (Tom Barrington, 1963-65) … Campbell’s 584 return yards in 2016 rank third in Ohio State single season history, and his 149 return yards vs. Indiana in 2016 also rank third … he is a high school teammate of Buckeye linebacker Dante Booker … is majoring in sociology.

Honors & Awards
2017: Third-team all-Big Ten receiver (coaches) and second-team return specialist (media)
2016: Third-team all-Big Ten return specialist (coaches)

More on Parris: Campbell was considered one of the elite players in the Ohio State class of 2014 … a consensus four-star prospect who was rated as a Top 25 player regardless of position with rankings as high as the No. 14 running back (Scout), No. 15 athlete (Rivals) and No. 19 wide receiver (247Sports) … Associated Press Division III all-state in 2013 after rushing for 1,584 yards and 22 touchdowns and helping lead St. Vincent-St. Mary, coached by Dan Boarman, to a repeat state championship with a 15-0 record … SVSM was 2012 state champion with a 13-2 record when Campbell rushed for 1,353 yards and scored 28 touchdowns, including a long touchdown of 94 yards … attended The Opening in Oregon in Summer 2013 and was among the fastest players at the camp, making the three-man final in the 40-yard dash … outstanding on a track, Campbell powered SVSM to the 2013 Ohio State outdoor track and field championship by anchoring victorious 4×100 and 4×200-meter relays and taking second in the 100 … set personal bests of 10.77 in the 100 and 22.09 in the 200 (meters) during the 2013 outdoor season …broke Ohio state record in the 60-meter dash at 2014 indoor state championships (6.85) … is the son of Shelly Woodruff and Parris Campbell Sr.