Minnesota Golden Gophers LB Lee Campbell wasn't scheduled to play in the East-West Shrine Game last weekend but received a call late Thursday night from his agent asking if he would like to participate.
"Uh, yeah," is what I imagined him saying.
He made the most of the opportunity hearing many positives from the West coach, Marty Schottenheimer.
He also had the chance to meet Kansas City Chiefs defensive coordinator and East team coach Romeo Crennel.
"At breakfast Saturday, Romeo Crennel was at the next table over," Campbell said according to the Naples Daily News. "So, I went over and introduced myself to him. We had a good talk. I found out later that a Chiefs scout had called my agent and said they were going to keep an eye on me and that my talk with Coach Crennel helped me. They said he was very impressed that I just waslked up to him and introduced myself."
The 6'3" 256 pound linebacker suited up at outside linebacker in the game, a position he had never played before.
"I think I did really well," Campbell said, "especially doing it all in just one day's time. It was kind of stressful and nerve-racking. But I played well, especially for never having played outside linebacker. I think (my performance) put me on the map even more than I was before.
That kind of versatility is probably something that helped attract the likes of Chiefs scouts.
So, keep an eye on Lee Campbell, who's hoping to get an invite to the NFL Combine.
(H/T WTexKC in the FanShots)