OL Campbell’s quest to instill fear


Greyhounds standout hoping to be courted by CIS schools 

One call changed Saint John Greyhounds offensive lineman Ben Campbell’s life.

Ben Campbell

Offensive Line (Tackle and Guard)

6’2, 220 lbs

Saint John Greyhounds (high school: NBHSFL)


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Ben was a rugby player with a penchant for laying down solid hits before he got a call that changed his life.

David Grandy, Head Coach of Saint John Greyhounds of the New Brunswick High School Football League (NBHSFL) called Ben in the fall of 2013 to ask if he wanted to join the team.

“I said yes without hesitation and immediately fell in love with the game,” Ben says. “I am unbelievably proud of how much I have developed in the past year in a half.”

Going into his grade 12 season, Ben has quickly become a player to watch. Ben credits his quick development in part to his first Offensive Coordinator, Burns MacMillan.

“Burns taught me the true meaning of grit and intensity while playing offensive lineman, and I continue to apply what he taught me to the style of football I play today,” Ben says.

Ben trains at the gym with his teammates almost every day after school. Going into the summer, Ben says he plans to add to his imposing frame by continuing to build muscle.

“My plan is to be bigger, faster and stronger than any offensive lineman I play with or any defensive lineman I play against,” Ben says. “I want be feared around the league next year.”

Ben is dead set on wanting to play football for a CIS team in 2016, but he is still tossing around some ideas for what he wants to study. Right now, he is between eventually becoming a dentist or a kinesiologist.

Ben says he is open to going to any university that is interested, but for now he is just excited for his final year with the Greyhounds.


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