Camels Practice In Shells Monday

Buies Creek – Campbell again practiced in shells (shoulder pads, shorts and helmets) on Monday, completing its fifth day on the field for preseason training camp.

The Camels will go live on Tuesday, participating in their first full-contact practice of the preseason.

Redshirt junior defensive back Gerald Wilkes, Jr. practices Monday during preseason training camp at Campbell.

The Camels will host their annual Fan Fest on August 25 at 7 p.m., closing out preseason camp.

The Camels enter their second decade following their second winning campaign, matching school records for overall (6) and conference victories (5) in 2017. Offensively, Campbell also set school records for passing touchdowns (21) and passing yards per game (207.8) a year ago, while hitting the 50 touchdown mark for the second time in the program’s 10 seasons. The Fighting Camel defense further established itself in 2017, ranking among the nation’s leaders (10th) in takeaways (27), aided by a school record 19 interceptions.

Campbell enters its first season as a member of the Big South Conference on the football field in 2018.

The Camels return 44 letterwinners, including 18 starters (eight offense, seven defense, three special teams), from their 2017 squad.

Campbell kicks off its 2018 schedule on August 30, hosting Chowan at Barker-Lane Stadium. The Camels open Big South play October 20 at Monmouth.