Florida State will be losing a productive walk-on and excellent locker room presence, as running back C.J. Campbell will be entering the transfer portal. Campbell will seek a scholarship situation that affords him more playing time, both well-deserved.
Originally from Kaplan, LA, the 5’9”, Campbell played in 16 total games during his time in Tallahassee. He carrier seven times for 117 yards and a 70-yard touchdown against North Alabama this season. He was named FSU’s Offense Scout Team Player of the Year during 2021 and finishes his career at FSU with 25 carries for 181 yards and three touchdowns.
I am officially in the transfer portal pic.twitter.com/mGYPK26fcS— CJ Campbell Jr. (@cjcampbelljr_) December 4, 2023
FSU is set to add blue-chip prospects Kam Davis and Micahi Danzy to an already-talented and diverse running back unit.
His FSU bio:
Played in season’s final six games after returning from preseason injury…rushed 18 times for 64 yards and two touchdowns and added three-yard reception…Seminole Scholar…made FSU debut in 41-16 win vs. Georgia Tech and rushed three times for 23 yards and one touchdown…touchdown vs. Yellow Jackets capped off season-long 97-yard scoring drive…rushed for season-best 28 yards and one touchdown on eight carries and grabbed three-yard reception in 45-3 victory at Miami…score vs. Hurricanes finished off 7:06 drive, FSU’s longest by time in 2022…rushed five times for 14 yards in 38-3 win at Syracuse…had two carries in 49-17 win vs. Louisiana…also saw action in 45-38 win vs. Florida and 35-32 Cheez-It Bowl victory vs. Oklahoma.
Named FSU’s Offense Scout Team Player of the Year…redshirted 2021 season…ACC Honor Roll.
Accounted for 2,210 all-purpose yards and 25 touchdowns in only eight games as a senior…rushed for 1,351 yards, averaging 10.6 yards per rush, with 20 touchdowns and six 100-yard games…also gained 422 yards and four touchdowns on 19 receptions and totaled 437 yards and one score returning kicks…named Florida Athletic Coaches Association Class 4A District 2 Player of the Year and helped Tornadoes advance to 4A state playoffs…rushed for 254 yards and four touchdowns in 36-33 win at Blountstown in week four…earned team’s Defensive Player of the Year award as a junior after playing on both sides of the ball.