Name: Daniel Campos
School: George Fox
Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
Winning is the only thing I really care about, so the only goal I really set this season was getting my team to the playoffs. I figured that I needed to be the best version of myself in order to accomplish this so I worked my tail off in the off-season to prepare. While we fell short of reaching the playoffs, my off-season work paid off individually by being honored as the NWC Defensive Player of the Year.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
I think my team would describe the type of player I am as a leader. Not only a vocal leader on the team, but also someone who leads by example. My coaches and teammates know that I will leave everything on the field for my brothers.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?
As a LB my focus is the film room is on the offensive line and offensive formations. Based on the defensive game plan, I will look at the line to see if they give me clean reads. I look at how the line attacks my position and how I can make a quick read and get to the ball. I also identify formations and plays the offense likes to run in those formations.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
My willingness to learn and to be coached. I don’t pretend to know everything so I am always looking to learn and improve my game. Athletically I know I can play with anyone, so I always look to improve my knowledge of the game.
Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?
I plan to get back with my coaching staff and my trainer and get to work at improving all aspects of my athletic ability. Speed, strength, stamina, and technique. I will also study the drills and events that take place at the various combines and tryouts so I can be as prepared as possible.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
I think I can be a true 3 down LB at the pro level. My combination of power and speed gives me the ability to play both the run and the pass very well. I fit as an early down run stopper and as a dime LB who is athletic enough to excel in pass coverage. I also feel I can be a difference maker on special teams.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL or any other pro leagues?
I believe I am barely beginning to touch my capabilities. Getting the opportunity to be coached by NFL coaches would take my play to a whole new level that I know I am capable of reaching. Learning this game from the best coaches and competing against the best players in the world would be a dream come true.