Caleb Campbell did not take a normal route to the NFL, but the West Point alum will be on the Lions' 53-man roster tomorrow vs. the Cowboys.
Drafted out of the Army in 2008, Campbell was ordered to serve "full-time traditional military duties" after initially being told he could be an Army recruiter if he made the Detroit roster. The linebacker was released from his active duty obligations in May 2010 and joined the Lions' practice squad before the start of this season. He tweeted on Saturday afternoon, ""Just got activated! Headed to Dallas. Ill take that!"
The Lions have multiple injuries at linebacker, with Isaiah Ekejiuba (knee) questionable against the Cowboys, while Bobby Carpenter (toe) and DeAndre Levy (groin) are probable.
The way we see it
With all the negative stories that surround the NFL on a week-to-week basis, it is great to see a player like Campbell get recognition. Hopefully he can make the most of his opportunity on the Lions roster and have some success.