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October 18, 2010

NEFC Honor Roll for Plymouth State linebacker

Campbell leads Panther defense in win over Endicott

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – A senior linebacker on the Plymouth State University football team was honored by the New England Football Conference Monday for his performance in last Saturday's 10-3 NEFC victory over Endicott College.

            Senior Steve Campbell (Northborough, Mass./Algonquin) was named to the NEFC Weekly Honor Roll on Monday.  Campbell has been a standout for the Panthers as both a starting linebacker and reserve running back, while also playing on special teams.  It is Campbell’s first NEFC weekly honor since being recognized by the conference three times in 2008.

Steve Campbell             A 5'11", 201-pounder, Campbell (right) led Plymouth State’s defense in the victory over Endicott. He made a team-high nine tackles, including six solo stops and one sack, as PSU limited the Gulls to three points and 246 yards, which is nearly 27 points and 55 yards below their season averages.  Campbell has helped the Panther defense to the top of the NEFC, as the PSU starting unit has allowed only one touchdown in the past five games combined, all Panther victories.

            Campbell is currently second on the team in tackles with 34, which includes four tackles for minus yardage and one-and-a-half sacks.  He has also recorded two pass break-ups, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery, and a blocked kick.  Campbell has contributed to the offense as well, with three rushing touchdowns.

            The Panthers, ranked fifth in the New England Division III poll, are home again this Saturday against NEFC Boyd Division co-leader Western New England College, which is ranked seventh in the same poll.  The game is pivotal in the NEFC Boyd Division as the teams are tied with 5-1 overall records and in first place in the division with 4-0 marks. 

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