Former Lions S, LaMar Campbell Interview
LaMar Campbell played college football at Wisconsin. He was undrafted after the 1998 NFL Draft. He played with the Lions for five years and while he was there he totaled 120 tackles, 4 forced fumbles. His lone interception in his career was thrown to him by Brett Favre and he returned it for a touchdown! Check out our interview. He started a radio show called “Life After The Game”, make sure you check it out.
Strauss : How do you connect with your fans?
Campbell : Social Media is the best way. I have Twitter, Facebook, and School of the Legends to connect with. I try to always tweet back to most of my fans.
Strauss : What was it like for you playing youth football?
Campbell : I didn’t play football until I was a senior in high school.
Strauss : What was your senior season like?
Campbell : It was awesome! I had the opportunity to play on a great team that already had great players. We went undefeated too, 12 and 0!
Strauss : What was the transition like to University of Wisconsin?
Campbell : It was completely different experience for me coming from a big city to a college town. I will never trade my four years in Madison for anything. Great coaches. Great teammates. A great college atmosphere. U Rah On Wisconsin!!
Strauss : What is your favorite memory from University of Wisconsin?
Campbell : It was starting the Hall the Fame Bowl Game during my freshman year. I was named the Defensive Player of the game.
Strauss : Even though you were undrafted, what was your draft day experience like?
Campbell : It was very humbling. I never pictured the NFL in my future, but it was an awesome opportunity that helped me grow as a man and as a player. I had a chance to choose what situation was best for me and I chose to be a member of the Detroit Lions.
Strauss : What was your first and only interception (pick-six) like?
Campbell : It was a play that they liked to run in the spread set. All week-long, I kept saying to myself if they come out in that formation, I’m going to jump the route and I did. It was a great feeling picking off Favre!
Strauss : Besides your INT, what is your favorite memory with the Detroit Lions?
Campbell : Every memory during my time the Lions was a favorite memory.
Strauss : What was your relationship like with Dominic Raiola?
Campbell : Dominic had a little brother that was a Wisconsin Badger so we talked Nebraska / Wisconsin football a lot!
Strauss : What about Jeff Backus?
Campbell : Jeff was a Michigan man so we always talked rivalry I’m very proud of both of them and their long careers
Strauss : How would you describe your style of play back in the day?
Campbell : I emulated Merton Hanks. He was a long, lanky safety. I likened my style of play to him and the late great hard-hitting Andre Waters of the Eagles.
Strauss : Who has had the most impact on your career?
Campbell : Every veteran that I have been around has helped me in some way. I tried to take in as much as I could from the group of guys that were around me.
Strauss : For someone aspiring to play football in the NFL, what’s the best advice for them?
Campbell : Study the game and keep your body in top condition. You have to become a student of the game before you can become a dominant player of the game.
Strauss : After you left from the NFL, what did you want to do?
Campbell : I started up my Real Estate company and went back to graduate school. I am also hosting a radio show on Voice America Sports and I am a current CNN contributor.
Strauss : What is your radio show, “Life After the Game”?
Campbell : “Life After The Game” focuses on athletes and what they not only do on the field, but off the field as well. I talk to them about business, philanthropy, charities, and education.
Strauss : What do you think about the Lions season so far?
Campbell : I think the Lions are off to a great start. They have yet to play a complete game in all three phrases I think they will reach the playoffs this year!! GO LIONS!
Strauss : Thank you so much for your time!
Campbell : I appreciate all of you taking the time to read this. You can reach out to me on twitter anytime @LifeAfterTGame
->Here are the personal questions that LaMar Campbell answered.<-
Strauss : If you could meet anyone, who would it be and why?
Campbell : I would like to sit down and share a beer with the President Obama.
Strauss : Who was your childhood star?
Campbell : Indiana Jones. I was always a history nerd.
Strauss : What is your favorite TV Show?
Campbell : My favorite show on now is Breaking Bad. I love the writing and storyline.
Strauss : What is your favorite movie of all time?
Campbell : “Wall Street” is my favorite movie. I loved the way Micheal Douglas played that character. “The most powerful commodity I know of is information… Wouldn’t you agree on that?”
Strauss : What is your favorite type of pie?
Campbell : Apple pie all day!
Strauss : What would be your last meal on earth?
Campbell : My last meal on earth would be my Grandmother’s stuffed chicken breasts with my mom’s seafood salad. Definitely some pizza. To drink, I’d definitely want a gallon of iced tea mixed with lemonade.