Buies Creek – Campbell has entered its final week of training camp.
Preparation for the 2016 football season continued Tuesday with a helmets-only afternoon practice at Barker-Lane Stadium Tuesday.
The Camels reported on August 3, and have just two practices remaining on their camp schedule, including Thursday night’s (Aug. 25) scrimmage and Fan Fest.
The scrimmage begins at 6 p.m., with a meet the team event following.
Campbell kicks off the 2016 season Thursday night, September 1, hosting Bluefield College at Barker-Lane Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
Campbell returns seven offensive and five defensive starters, as well as 32 total letterwinners from 2015.
The Camels ranked fifth in the nation in total defense in 2015 (279.3 per game), standing third in team sacks per game (3.55) and ninth in scoring defense (17.7). The team shattered program records for all three categories, adding single season marks for tackles for loss (85.0) and total sacks (38.0).
Running back De’Shawn Jones, the PFL’s leading rusher in 2015, as well as offensive linemen Brian Stryffeler and Laurin O’Briant were named to the 2016 Preseason All-PFL team last week. Redshirt sophomore linebacker Jack Ryan also returns after being named the PFL’s Freshman Defensive Player of the Year in 2015.