Packers LB De'Vondre Campbell named NFC Defensive Player of the Month

Veteran linebacker made high-impact plays in a number of different games

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LB De'Vondre Campbell

GREEN BAY – Packers linebacker De'Vondre Campbell has been named the NFC Defensive Player of the Month for October.

During the Packers' five games last month, all victories, Campbell recorded 45 total tackles, three tackles for loss, one sack, an interception, two forced fumbles, two QB pressures and two passes defensed.

The high-impact plays were spread out through the different games, as his interception came at Cincinnati, the two forced fumbles were vs. Washington, and the sack plus two TFLs were last week at Arizona. He also posted a season-high 14 tackles vs. Washington.

A sixth-year veteran who spent the first four seasons of his career in Atlanta and then last year at Arizona, Campbell was signed by the Packers in June, toward the end of the offseason program.

Throughout training camp, he worked his way into the starting defense and has since taken over the communication responsibilities, wearing the speaker helmet to relay the calls to the rest of the unit.

Praise from the coaching staff for Campbell has been constant since his arrival and has picked up as the season has progressed.

"I think he's just a steady, calm voice out there on the field," Head Coach Matt LaFleur said earlier in the year. "He's really done a great job of taking a leadership role and he's very, very consistent.

"Obviously, you can see the production that he's been able to do on the field. He's come up with some key takeaways and we're just lucky to have a guy like that."

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