January 31, 2018

Getting to know Tommie Campbell

Tommie Campbell during a game on Sept. 29, 2017 (Photo by David Moll)

Tommie Campbell has started two seasons for the Stamps at cornerback.

The 2016 CFL all-star has 108 tackles and five interceptions in 35 regular-season games.

A native of Aliquippa, Pa., Campbell was selected in the seventh round of the NFL draft by the Tennessee Titans where he played 37 games over three seasons.

He also played seven games for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2014.

Here are a few more things to help you get to know Tommie a little better…

Photo by Rob McMorris

A product from an infomercial I would most like to own is… A crockpot. I’m a real good cook so I like to cook and I think when you slow cook anything it just makes it better.

The word I tend to overuse the most is… “Let me get a pinch.”

My favourite breakfast is… Bacon, eggs and some grits. Y’all don’t have grits up here so I have to get my grits shipped. Without a doubt I cook it myself. I throw the bacon in the oven at 400 degrees. The instant grits are going to have to do because I can’t pick and choose because y’all don’t have grits nowhere. I drove an hour one day looking for grits and couldn’t find them and then I realized ya’ll just don’t got them. I see all these varieties of oatmeal and porridge. I’d never even heard of porridge besides something that bears eat in stories when I was little. So I thought it was a made-up thing and then I’m like obviously they don’t have grits.

The non-football skill I would most like to master is… I’m an avid golfer. I like to golf. I haven’t played that much lately because the season up here starts usually around the time when golfing season starts. But golf is probably my second-favourite sport, to be honest. Everything about my golf game is good until I get about 50 yards from the green. I don’t have that short range. I’m all power. I don’t have that finesse swing yet.

Without a doubt, the person who would play me in a movie is… I’m just gonna say Will Smith because he’s a handsome guy.

Something I’ve always wanted to do, but haven’t yet is… I want to go skiing on one of those mountains over there. I still haven’t done it yet but it’s on my bucket list. I’m gonna take care of it in a couple weeks. I’m gonna go down and hopefully I don’t hurt myself but that’s the plan.

If I had to live solely on a foreign food, the nation’s I would choose is… Vietnamese. I like Vietnamese. I never had it until I came up here. Some beef sauté soup, I could eat that all day, every day.

The reality show I’d love to be on is… I want to be on The Bachelor. I want to give a rose. I want to have a nice happy ending towards the end. That’s my goal at the end of the day.

The teammate who can always make me laugh is… Brandon Smith. I mean he keeps me laughing in a game. My lips are all chapped but his lips are always chapped and he’ll be trying to swear up and down his mask. One time he said something to me and a piece of his skin from his lip flew off his lip and it hit me in the eye and I couldn’t see for like a whole quarter.

Of all the Stamps DBs, I am the… I think I’m the funniest. A lot of people think I’m serious but I’m really a low-key funny dude. I’m probably the funniest.

I own a lot of… video games. I’m an avid video game player. I stick on one game until I get mad then I just rage quit and then I go to a different game. Then it’s just a matter of time until I jump back on that game. So that’s just me.

If I was in the Winter Olympics, the sport I would compete in is… I saw this movie called Cool Runnings when I was young and I’m a sprinter so I feel like I can do the bobsled thing. I don’t see why not. I can just run and jump in a big bucket or tub looking thing. Just jump in it, you don’t have to do nothing else, just ride, besides jump in it. So I can run and jump in one of those things easy.