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How Tennessee Titans' Tommie Campbell Went from Airport Janitor to the NFL

Why We WatchOfficial AccountDecember 8, 2016

From a very young age, Tommie Campbell dreamed of one day playing in the NFL. One of the most highly touted players coming out of Aliquippa High School in Pennsylvania, Campell signed with nearby University of Pittsburgh in 2005 and was expected to have quite an impact.

But four years after graduating from high school, Tommie was about as far from the NFL as one could get. He wasn't in school. He wasn’t playing football. Campbell was working as a janitor at the Pittsburgh International Airport. 

Bleacher Report recently caught up with Tommie in his hometown, where he shared insight on what he went through and how he was able to get his football career—and his life—back on track.


Director/Producer: Sarah Kreiger

Editor: Wade Grayson

Assistant Editor: Matt Rosenberg

Camera: Ben Hernstrom, Ryan Boosel, Sarah Kreiger, Matt Rosenberg


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Tommie Campbell

Larry Dorsch

Mike Conway

Beth Conway

Greg Diulus, Vantage Management Group

Tad Makowiecki

Justin Philips

Ryno Productions

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