Big hit: Maryland starting LB, team's leading tackler enters transfer portal
One of Maryland’s top defensive players is looking for an opportunity outside of College Park.
InsideMDSports is reporting that starting linebacker Chance Campbell has entered his name in the NCAA transfer portal. While he could still decide to remove his name and return to the Terrapins for the 2021 season, the indication is that he plans to leave Maryland after spending three seasons with the program.
Campbell was the team’s leading tackler during the 2020 season, credited with 42 stops in 4 games. He also had 5.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and had a scoop-and-score in Maryland’s victory over Penn State.
Campbell just completed his junior season with the Terps, but he’ll still have two seasons of eligibility left because of the NCAA’s blanket waiver for all fall student-athletes. He leaves College Park with 106 tackles, 10 stops for loss, 3 pass break-ups, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, an interception and a defensive touchdown.
During the 2020 season, Campbell’s best game arguably came against Minnesota in a 45-44 overtime win for the Terrapins. He finished the contest with 13 tackles, 2.5 stops for loss and a sack in the victory.
The linebacker also set a career high for single-game tackles in the season opener against Northwestern, piling up 14 stops against the Wildcats.
Maryland ended the season with a 2-3 record.