Parris Campbell


Player profile

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

Ohio State Overview: That career-long 78-yard touchdown play when Parris Campbell took a push pass from Dwayne Haskins in the backfield, raced to the right, turned left near the sideline and blazed past every Michigan defender in the area was a key and perhaps most memorable moment in a record-setting 2018 season for the fifth-year senior and two-time team captain … Campbell was outstanding for the Buckeyes this year, setting a school record with 90 receptions, including 12 touchdown receptions, and becoming only the fifth Buckeye to top 1,000 receiving yards in a season with 1,063 … he was named first-team all-Big Ten by the league’s coaches … his huge year leaves him with career totals of 143 receptions for 1,768 yards to rank seventh and 15th, respectively, in school history plus 15 touchdown receptions to also rank 15th in that category … his huge game against Michigan as a senior included the sixth-most receiving yards in school history – 192 – and the second-best yards per reception average at 32.0 … he scored two touchdowns vs. Michigan and also vs. Tulane and Indiana, and he also topped 100 yards receiving against Tulane (147) and Indiana (142) … he had a career-high 11 catches in his final game – his 48th with 38 starts – as a Buckeye, against Washington in the Rose Bowl … he had nine receptions against both Indiana and Purdue and eight vs. Tulane and Minnesota … he caught at least one pass in his final 27 games played … Campbell started 12 times in 2017 and a total of 12 times as a freshman and sophomore in 2015 and 2016 …he ranked second on the team in 2017 with 40 receptions and first with 584 receiving yards … 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 spent five seasons at Ohio State alongside a high school teammate: Buckeye linebacker Dante Booker.

Honors & Awards
2018: Graduated in December (sociology), First-team all-Big Ten Conference
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.