Former Green Bay Packer to visit campus

BY DI STAFF | AUGUST 23, 2012 6:30 AM

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Former Green Bay Packer Aaron Kampman will visit the UI campus today to speak to Campus Crusade for Christ. He will speak at 8 p.m. in the IMU second-floor ballroom.

Kampman, a former Hawkeye, was a defensive end and linebacker under both Hayden Fry and Kirk Ferentz’s leadership from 1998-2002. The Cedar Rapids native played as a true freshman and started every game his sophomore year. Kampman earned honorable mention All-Big Ten as a junior and first-team All-Big Ten as a senior. He tallied 342 tackles with the Black and Gold.

Kampman was drafted by Green Bay in the fifth round in 2002 as the 156th pick. He débuted with the team that year, starting as a rookie. Kampman went on to play for Green Bay until 2009, recording 483 tackles.

In 2006, Kampman was named the NFC defensive Player of the Week twice during the season, becoming just the second Packer to achieve the feat. The Iowa native appeared in two Pro Bowl games, in 2007-08.

Kampman sustained an injury late in the 2009 season, and although he signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2010, he missed the entire 2011 season and retired in June.

— by Molly Irene Olmstead

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