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Kelly Campbell
Kelly Campbell

Hometown:
Atlanta, Ga

High School:
Mays

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 170

Position:
Wide Receiver



10/19/2013

Seven Formally Inducted into Tech Sports Hall of Fame

Stellar class of seven honored Friday night at Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center

06/25/2013

Georgia Tech's 2013 Hall of Fame Class Announced

Stellar class of seven to be inducted October 18 at Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center

06/25/2013

Georgia Tech's 2013 Hall of Fame Class Announced

Stellar class of seven to be inducted October 18 at Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center

AT TECH: Three-time all-conference receiver who holds virtually every Georgia Tech receiving record . . . Tech's career leader in receptions (195), receiving yards (2,907) and touchdown receptions (24) . . . Also set the season records in all three categories as well as sharing the single-game record of 14 receptions with three other players . . . Finished third in ACC history in career receptions, behind only Desmond Clark of Wake Forest (216) and Florida State's Peter Warrick (206), s well as seventh in ACC history in receiving yards and eighth in receiving touchdowns . . . Tech's first three-time all-ACC selection after earning first-team honors in 1999 and 2001 along with second-team accolades in 2000 . . . The fastest player on the Rambling Wreck squad . . . Had 10 100-yard games in his career . . . Ranks third in Tech history in all-purpose yards (4,474) . . . Scored 27 touchdowns in his career, more than any Yellow Jacket except Robert Lavette (46, 1981-84), Jerry Mays (28, 1985-89) and teammate Joe Burns (34) . . . Career average of 24.0 yards on kickoff returns . . . Selected to play in the Senior Bowl following his senior season . . .

2001: First-team all-ACC selection for the second time in his career . . . Semifinalist for the 2001 Biletnikoff Award as the nation's top receiver . . . Finalist for the Mosi Tatupu Special Teams Award . . . Tech's leading receiver with 56 catches for 708 yards and three touchdowns despite missing three games with injuries . . . Averaged 23.3 yards on kickoff returns . . . Average of 152.3 all-purpose yards per game . . . Named Tech's Outstanding Receiver.

Played his best game of the season against Stanford in the Seattle Bowl . . . Caught 10 passes for 106 yards and scored two touchdowns against the 11th-ranked Cardinal . . . Caught a 34-yard touchdown pass from George Godsey and then scored the game-clinching touchdown on a two-yard reverse with 1:29 left . . . Most Valuable Player of the 2001 Kickoff Classic with a Classic-record 10 receptions for 193 yards in Tech's win over Syracuse . . . Had nine catches for 108 yards against Maryland . . . Caught eight passes for 93 yards and rushed once for 16 yards against NC State . . . Had seven catches against Florida State . . . Missed one game (The Citadel) with a bruised shin and two games with a sprained ankle (Virginia and Wake Forest).

2000: All-conference selection for the second straight year, earning second-team all-ACC honors at both receiver and specialist . . . Tech's leading receiver with 59 catches for 963 yards . . . Ranked second in the ACC in receptions per game and third in receiving yards per game . . . Tied the school record he set last season with 10 touchdown receptions . . . Also scored two rushing touchdowns . . . Carried the ball four times, including touchdown runs of 41 and 50 yards . . . Ranked fourth in the ACC and 17th nationally with a 24.3-yard average on kickoff returns . . . Averaged 152.9 all-purpose yards per game (2nd ACC/16th NCAA) and led the nation with an average of 18.9 yards every time he touched the football . . . Named Tech's Most Outstanding Receiver.

Tied the Georgia Tech single-game record with 14 catches in the Yellow Jackets' 31-28 win at fourth-ranked Clemson (tied with Robert Lavette vs. Notre Dame, 1989; Steve Harkey vs. Clemson, 1970; John Sias vs. Navy, 1968) . . . Had a career-best 209 yards receiving, the fourth-best game in school history . . . Caught a 48-yard touchdown pass from George Godsey with 6:52 to play . . . That was his third straight 100-yard game . . . Caught five passes for 147 yards against Wake Forest, including touchdown receptions of 53 and 35 yards . . . His first score against the Deacons was the 15th of his career to break the Tech record . . . Scored two touchdowns against Duke on a 47-yard reception and a 41-yard option run . . . Totalled six catches for 127 yards against the Blue Devils.

1999: All-Atlantic Coast Conference honoree who enjoyed the most prolific season ever by a Rambling Wreck receiver . . . One of only two sophomores on the all-ACC first team . . . Teamed with Dez White to give the Yellow Jackets the most productive receiving tandem in school history, combining for 113 catches, 1,965 yards (17.4 average) and 15 touchdowns . . . Broke the Tech season records for receptions with 69 (old record: 64 by Harvey Middleton in 1996), receiving yards with 1,105 (old record: 973 by Dez White in 1998) and touchdown receptions with 10 (old record: 9 by Dez White, 1998, and Jimmy Robinson, 1972) . . . Yardage total was the seventh best season in ACC history, while 69 catches ranked 10th in league annals . . . Ranked second in the ACC and 13th nationally with 100.5 receiving yards per game . . . Third in the league and 19th in the nation with 6.3 catches per game . . . Sixth in the ACC in all-purpose yards per game (116.2) . . . Rushed four times for 41 yards, including a spectacular 17-yard touchdown run against NC State . . . Returned five kickoffs--all against Georgia--for a 26.4-yard average.

In back-to-back wins over North Carolina and Duke, he totalled 18 receptions for 393 yards, a school-record for two games, while making the key catches on game-winning drives in both contests . . . In 38-31 win over Duke, he had a career-high 11 receptions for 190 yards and set up the game-winning touchdown with a 36-yard reception to the Duke 34 . . . One game earlier against North Carolina, he caught seven passes for 203 yards and two touchdowns in the Jackets' 31-24 overtime victory . . . Caught touchdown passes of 47 and 59 yards, and then on Tech's final drive for the game-tying field goal, he had two receptions for 67 yards . . . After the Jackets took over at their own two-yard line with 1:10 left, he caught a short pass over the middle and raced to the Tech 34; two plays later, he caught a 35-yard pass down the right sideline to the UNC 25-yard line . . . His 203 yards receiving against UNC equalled the fourth-best single-game total in school history, while his 11 catches against Duke was also the fourth-best single-game figure in Tech annals . . . Also enjoyed a big day against top-ranked Florida State with seven catches for 141 yards with touchdown catches of 56 and 22 yards . . . His 22-yard touchdown was a spectacular, one-handed catch in the end zone that brought the Jackets within six points with 1:35 to play . . . Caught eight passes for 135 yards and two touchdowns against Clemson . . . Scored three times against NC State with catches of 11 and 39 yards and a 17-yard run . . . Played four games (UCF, Maryland, North Carolina and Duke) with his jaw wired shut after suffering a broken jaw against Florida State.

1998: Fifth on the team in receptions with 11 for 131 yards (11.9 average) . . . Also gained 12 yards on a reverse against Virginia. . . Caught a 55-yard touchdown pass from Joe Hamilton for Tech's first touchdown in its win over 12th-ranked Georgia . . . Saw his first action against New Mexico State and caught a 14-yard pass . . . Season-high three receptions for 24 yards against Florida State . . . Had two catches for 13 yards against NC State.

HIGH SCHOOL: Standout in football and track at Atlanta's Mays High School . . . Played tailback as a senior and rushed for 615 yards on just 35 carries while catching three passes for 85 yards . . . Also returned seven kickoffs for 239 yards and scored 15 touchdowns and 22 two-point conversions . . . Named a City All-Star by the 100 Percent Wrong Club . . . 1998 Georgia AAAA state champion in the triple jump (46-7 1/4 feet) and the 4x400-meter relay while finishing second in the 200 and 400 meters . . . Won region titles in the 400 and 4x400 relay as a junior . . . Lettered four times in football for coach Larry Hellen, as well as three times in track and once in baseball.

PERSONAL: Full name is LeVaughn Kelly Campbell . . . Born July 23, 1980 . . . Mother is Belinda Campbell . . . Majoring in Management.

CAREER STATISTICS

Receiving G-GS Rec RPG Yds Avg YPG TD LP 1998 10-0 11 1.1 131 11.9 13.1 1 55 1999 11-7 69 6.3 1,105 16.0 100.5 10 59 2000 11-7 59 5.4 963 16.3 87.5 10 53 2001 9-9 56 6.2 708 12.6 78.7 3 72 Total 41-23 195 4.8 2,907 14.9 70.9 24 72

Rushing G-GS Att Yds Avg TD LP 1998 10-0 1 12 12.0 0 0 1999 11-7 4 41 10.3 1 17 2000 11-7 4 87 21.8 2 50 2001 9-9 4 12 3.0 0 17 Total 41-23 13 152 11.7 3 50

KO Ret G KR Yds Avg TD LP 1998 10 0 0 0.0 0 0 1999 11 5 132 26.4 0 34 2000 11 26 632 24.3 0 50 2001 9 28 651 23.2 0 46 Total 41 59 1,415 24.0 0 50

All-Purp G Ply Rsh Rec KR All-P TD PP PG 1998 10 12 12 131 0 143 1 1.0 14.3 1999 11 78 41 1,105 132 1,278 11 16.4 116.2 2000 11 89 87 963 632 1,682 12 18.9 152.9 2001 9 88 12 708 651 1,371 3 15.6 152.3 Total 41 267 152 2,907 1,415 4,474 27 16.8 109.1

KELLY CAMPBELL IN THE TECH RECORD BOOK

CATEGORY CAMPBELL RANK

Career Receptions 195 1st Career Yards 2,907 1st Career 100-Yd Games 10 T-1st Career TD Receptions 24 1st Career KOR Yards 1,415 4th Career KOR Avg. 24.0 4th Career All-Purpose 4,407 3rd Career TD 27 4th Career Points 162 8th Season Receptions 69 (1999) 1st Season Yards 1,105 (1999) 1st Season TD Receptions 10 (1999 & 2000) 1st Season All-Purpose 1,682 (2000) 2nd Season TD 12 (2000) 6th Single-Game Receptions 14 vs Clem. (2000) Single-Game Yards 209 vs Clem. (2000) 4th Single-Game TD Receptions 2 (6 games) Season 100-Yd Games 4 (1999) Single-Game All-Purpose 248 vs Clem. (2000) 6th

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