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Aaron Kampman

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Aaron Allan Kampman plays as a defensive end and also as a Linebacker for the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars. Kampman, who played his college ball at the University of Iowa, became a Packer player via the 2002 NFL Draft. Chosen in the fifth round, he was the 156th pick overall making his debut in 2002 for the team. At six feet five inches tall, Aaron weighs 265 pounds.

In his four seasons playing for Iowa, the defensive end notched a total of 342 tackles, which was the seventh highest total ever made by any Iowa football player. He not only co-captained the 2001 team, but was also voted to first team All-Big Ten and was even a first team academic All-American.

In six years with the Packers, he’s played in 87 regular season games, posting 356 tackles, including 254 solo bring downs. He’s recorded a total of 41.0 sacks and 11 forced fumbles. In 2006 and 2007, Kampman was selected to both the Pro Bowl and as an All-Pro.

In 2006, Kampman had a watershed season, recording 15.5 sacks and three forced fumbles. Although he doesn’t possess a lot of athletic ability, the defensive end has worked tenaciously to develop his technique and to fine tune his skills. He’s able to run down rushers from behind and has his motor on high all of the time. His positive attitude, penchant for being an overachiever and immense work ethic have made him a topnotch starter.

In 2007, he was named as the NFC Defensive Player of the month of October, with a record of 5.5 sacks during that time. On 6th of March, 2010, Kampman signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars team. In 2007-2008, he was awarded with the Red Smith Sports Award.

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