The Baltimore Ravens significantly improved their defensive front on Monday when they traded for five-time Pro Bowler Calais Campbell from the Jacksonville Jaguars in exchange for a fifth-round pick.
Here are five things to know about Campbell.
1. Campbell was named the Walter Payton Man of the Year in 2019
One of the most prestigious honors an NFL player can earn off the field is the Walter Payton Man of the Year award, which Campbell took home last season.
The newest Ravens defensive lineman was honored at the NFL Honors award show in early February for his outstanding work in the Jacksonville community. Campbell, along with his mother and seven siblings, founded the CRC Foundation in 2009 and has engaged in several community-related activities throughout his tenure in the NFL.
This past June, he invited 250 kids to the Calais Campbell JaxPAL Youth Football and STEM Camp, which was a combination of teaching football and mentoring the youth. Additionally, he made frequent visits to a local middle school as part of his foundation's book club, promoting a reading-friendly learning environment.
Campbell is a three-time recipient of the award.
2. He is a five-time Pro Bowler and a two-time All-Pro recipient.
The 33-year-old has been in the NFL for 12 seasons, but perhaps his best football has been his most recent.
The defensive end has made the Pro Bowl the last three seasons and was named to first-team All-Pro in 2017. Two of the past three seasons Campbell has reached double-digit sacks.
Campbell was named the Defensive MVP in the 2019 Pro Bowl, while his new teammate, Lamar Jackson, won the Offensive MVP award in the NFL's all-star game.
3. Campbell was the best defender against the run in 2019.
According to Pro Football Focus' advanced grading metrics, no one was better at defending against the run than Campbell in 2019.
His run grade of 90.8 was the league's best, higher than Aaron Donald, Von Miller, and Cam Heyward. The 2019 season was the fourth straight year Campbell put together a grade of 90.0 or above.
4. At age 33, Campbell has been quite durable throughout his 12-year career.
Over the past five years, Campbell has started and played every single game, all while playing the best football of his career. Over 12 seasons, he has missed just six games and played nine full 16-game seasons.
For someone his size and the amount of contact he faces on a weekly basis, it's impressive he's been able to stay on the field as much as he has.
5. At 6-foot-8, Campbell is one of the tallest players to play in the NFL.
Only two players in the 2019 season -- Steelers guard Alejandro Villanueva (6-foot-9) and Lions tackle Dan Skipper (6-foot-10) were taller than Campbell.
Campbell's height, combined with his athleticism, makes him one of the hardest players to block, and also a force defending the run.
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