Iowa LB, nation's leading tackler Jack Campbell reveals decision on 2022 season
Iowa has been waiting on linebacker Jack Campbell to make a decision about his future. Finally, the announcement is in.
The Hawkeyes will be getting Campbell for one more season after the linebacker announced his return for the 2022 season. Campbell made his decision public with a post on social media on Wednesday.
Campbell joins defensive back Riley Moss as a key contributor from the 2021 squad to decide to return to Iowa City for one more season. Another defensive back, Dane Belton, announced his plans to declare for the 2022 NFL Draft.
Jack is Back.
— Hawkeye Football (@HawkeyeFootball) January 12, 2022
Campbell’s decision comes after an outstanding 2021 campaign for the Hawkeyes. He totaled 143 tackles last fall, leading the nation in the category. He registered double-digit tackle totals in 5 games, including a season-best 18 stops in a win over Colorado State.
Along with the high tackle total, Campbell also broke up 6 passes, was credited with 6 quarterback hurries, hauled in 2 interceptions and was responsible for a forced fumble. The linebacker scored 2 touchdowns, getting one on a pick-six against Illinois and a scoop-and-score against Iowa State.
In 3 seasons at Iowa, Campbell has piled up 177 tackles, 8 stops for loss, 9 pass break-ups and 3 interceptions. He played a critical role in the Hawkeyes B1G West title run.
Iowa will look to defend its division crown in 2022 after finishing the year with a 10-4 record and a Citrus Bowl appearance.