ELON, N.C. – The Elon University football team has announced the addition of defensive back and kick returner Tyler Campbell (Suwanee, Ga. / Peachtree Ridge) who has transferred to the Phoenix program from Army West Point. Campbell will have two seasons of eligibility remaining and can play in 2017.
Campbell, who worked as a wing back in Army’s triple option offense, appeared in 20 games for the Black Knights over two seasons. Combined, he ran for 444 yards and three touchdowns on 51 carries. He had a personal-best 88 yards rushing and a touchdown on four carries against North Texas in 2016.
Campbell lettered in both football and track at Duluth High and also earned two letters in football at Peachtree Ridge High School. He garnered Gwinnett County Player of the Month honors as a quarterback in October 2012 and served as a team captain in 2014. He earned another Gwinnett County Player of the Month honor in October 2014. Campbell scored 10 touchdowns during his senior year and was an all-region and all-county choice as a slot receiver in 2014.