FOREST GROVE – A strong start to the season for Pacific's T.C. Campbell (So., Kaimuki, Hawaii) has earned the sophomore quarterback his first selection as Northwest Conference Football Offensive Student-Athlete of the Week. The honor, selected by the league's sports information directors, was announced on Tuesday.
Campbell is the third Pacific player to be honored by the conference since the Boxers returned to the football field in 2010. He is also the first offensive player to receive NWC honors since 1984, when the old conference football affiliation moved to the Columbia Football Association.
"T.C. is a great competitor and picked up where he left off last year with a very good performance in a challenging game against a Division II opponent," said Pacific Head Football Coach Keith Buckley.
A 2010 graduate of the Kamehameha Schools in Honolulu, Campbell completed 23 of 38 passes for 343 yards in the Boxers' 36-28 loss to Simon Fraser on Saturday. He completed a 36-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Fukumoto (So., Mililani, Hawaii) early in the third quarter that gave the Boxers a 21-10 lead. After the Clan came back with four straight scores, Campbell led a nine-play, 60-yard drive that ended with an 11-yard touchdown strike to Matt Nyberg (Fr., Valencia, Calif.) with 43 seconds to go.
After Pacific gained possession back on an onside kick, Campbell led the team back down the field to put them in striking reach late. He completed a hook-and-ladder play to Fukumoto and Nyberg to put the Boxers at Simon Fraser's 25-yard line, but could not complete two attempts to receivers for the game-tying touchdown.
Campbell returns for his second season with the Boxers after starting eight of nine games in his freshman campaign. He finished the year ranked seventh in the NWC in passing average and eighth in both total offense and pass efficiency. He capped his season by setting a Pacific single game record with 405 yards passing and tying another with five touchdown passes in the Boxers' 44-42 loss to Menlo on Nov. 13.
Pacific returns to the field Saturday night, hosting Menlo at 7 p.m. at Lincoln Park Stadium. The game can be heard locally on 1360 AM KUIK and can either heard or watched online at www.goboxers.com/webcasts.