Wednesday, October 17, 2012
A&M's Steven Campbell done with football
By Edward Aschoff
Texas A&M senior safety Steven Campbell is quitting football, coach Kevin Sumlin said on Tuesday.
Campbell played in two games this season and registered one start, but missed a game due to a suspension for violating team rules. He also missed the last three because of recurring headaches.
Texas A&M associate athletic director Alan Cannon said Campbell sustained concussions previously during his college career. He also sustained injuries to his shoulder, foot and knee during the last two seasons.
Sumlin said that Campbell's headaches began before the Arkansas game. He was evaluated for a concussion, didn't play against the Razorbacks and hasn't played since.
"After talking with the doctors and his feelings, Steven's not going to play any more," Sumlin said. "After the concussions and just his general feeling, I think his exact words were, 'I just don't feel like myself right now.' It's just not worth risking, so he's going to go to school and graduate."