FORT WAYNE, IN. (WANE) – Antoin Campbell put on a show in the first three weeks of the 2013 college football season. The Saint Francis running back lead the nation in rushing, averaging over 130 yards and nearly three touchdowns per game – but all that was gone in an instant when he suffered a torn ACL in a loss to Grand View. USF would go on to another successful season, but it’s hard not to think about what could have been, had the preseason All-American stayed healthy.
Move ahead to the present day and Campbell is back and according to him – he’s 100 percent. The senior calls rehab the hardest thing he’s ever gone through, but it’s made him hungrier for this season. The Cougars offense will feature a new quarterback, but enough perimeter weapons to ensure Campbell won’t be asked to carry an even heavier load coming off his injury. Still, head coach Kevin Donley couldn’t help but joke before practice on Saturday, saying his star back has a bionic knee.