Iowa Linebacker Jack Campbell A Consensus All-American
The University of Iowa has a wall inside of its facilities reserved for portraits of each one of their consensus All-Americans. Get another frame ready for Jack Campbell.
It is official. The Iowa linebacker is now a consensus All-American. The Cedar Rapids Gazette reports that Campbell received first-team honors from the Walter Camp Football Foundation, the Football Writers Association of America, and the Associated Press. This season is the fourth in a row that Iowa has had a consensus All-American, and Campbell is the eighth in nine seasons at the University of Iowa. Iowa has had a total of 29 consensus All-Americans in the school's history.
It has been quite the awards season for the Iowa linebacker. The Gazette reports that Campbell became the first Hawkeye to ever win the Butkus Award which goes to college football's top linebacker. He was also the winner of the William V. Campbell trophy which goes to the nation's top scholar-athlete. He was also named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year by both the conference and the AP. Campbell wasn't the only Hawkeye receiving All-American status. Defensive back Kaevon Merriweather and punter Tory Taylor were both second-team selections on the Associated Press team.
The Gazette reports that the Hawkeyes have their sights set on Kentucky as they will play the Wildcats in the Music City Bowl in Nashville on December 31st. Kickoff is at 11 a.m.