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Barkley, Gillikin and Thompkins headline special teams honorees; Smith garners sportsmanship accolades
Saquon Barkley, Trace McSorley each score three touchdowns
Nittany Lions earn bowl eligibility
No. 4 Penn State defeats Indiana, 45-14
Penn State beats Indiana, 45-14, to improve to 5-0 overall and 2-0 in the Big Ten
Season: Started 11 games...Had at least one pass breakup in seven-straight games from the 2017 Rose Bowl to Northwestern (10/7/17).
Akron (9/2): Made two stops...Combined with Marcus Allen on a first-quarter tackle for loss...Added two pass breakups...Was a part of a defense that logged 14.0 tackles for loss, the most since recording 15.0 vs. Temple in 2015...Part of a defense that logged a season-opening shutout for the first time since 2007 (FIU, 59-0). Pittsburgh (9/9): Registered four tackles, including three solo...Added two pass breakups. Georgia State (9/16): Made two solo stops...Broke up a first-quarter pass on third down to force a Georgia State punt on its opening drive...A part of a unit that posted its second shutout of the season, marking the first time since 2009 a Nittany Lion defense posted two shutouts in a single season. at Iowa (9/23): Logged three solo stops...Added one pass breakup. Indiana (9/30): Tallied four tackles...Added one pass breakup...Forced the first fumble of the game for Penn State, which was recovered by Jason Cabinda. at Northwestern (10/7): Made four tackles - three solo...Hauled in his first interception of the season to end the first half...Added two pass breakups...Selected as the coaching staff's Co-Defensive Player of the Week with Grant Haley. Michigan (10/21): Had four tackles...Made a highlight defensive play on a strip-sack of John O'Korn in the fourth quarter...It was his first career sack and second career forced fumble...Helped the defense for a turnover for the eighth-straight game...Part of a defense that held the Wolverines scoreless over the final 40:03 of the game. at Ohio State (10/28): Tied his career high with six stops. at Michigan State (11/4): Chipped in four stops...Combined with Manny Bowen on a third-quarter tackle for loss...Added one pass breakup. Nebraska (11/18): Notched four tackles...Added two pass breakups.
➤ 2016 ➤ Junior Season
Season: Appeared in 12 games with two starts...Made his first start of the season and second of his career vs. Temple (9/17).
Kent State (9/3): Recorded three stops...Notched a tackle for loss in the third quarter on a wide receiver screen. at Pitt (9/10): Had two tackles, both solo...Had Penn State’s only pass breakup. Temple (9/17): Had two tackles. at Michigan (9/24): Totaled two tackles...Had one pass breakup. Minnesota (10/1): Made three tackles in the first half, before leaving the game midway through the second quarter. at Purdue (10/29): Made three tackles...Pulled in his second career interception in the fourth quarter to set up Penn State’s final score of the game. Iowa (11/5): Logged two solo hits. at Indiana (11/12): Had one tackle...Posted a career-high two pass breakups...Recovered his first career fumble on a muffed punt at the IU 6-yard line in the second quarter, which led to a Penn State touchdown. at Rutgers (11/19): Totaled three stops. Michigan State (11/29): Made two tackles...Added a pass breakup in the fourth quarter. vs. Wisconsin (12/3): Collected a pair of stops. vs. USC (1/2): Totaled a career-high six tackles - including three on kickoff coverage...Had one pass breakup.
➤ 2015 ➤ Sophomore Season
Season: Appeared in eight games, missing the last five games due to injury...Tied for fifth on the team with seven special teams tackles (V. Walker).
at Temple (9/5): Logged three tackles. Buffalo (9/12): Posted three stops...Recorded one pass breakup. San Diego State (9/26): Made two tackles. Indiana (10/10): Made a career-high five tackles...Added one pass breakup. at Ohio State (10/17): Made two tackles...Registered his second career tackle for loss in the fourth quarter...The 10.0 tackles for loss were the most surrendered by Ohio State in 2015. vs. Maryland (10/24): Made one tackle.
➤ 2014 ➤ True Freshman Season
Season: Appeared in 10 games with one start...Made his debut against Rutgers on special teams...One of three true freshmen to start on defense...Was among 16 Nittany Lions to make their first career start in 2014...Was one of nine true freshmen to make their debut during the season...Saw time on special teams and on defense...Recorded 10 tackles (nine solo), one interception and two pass breakups.
at Rutgers (9/13): Made his collegiate debut...Posted his first career tackle on the final kickoff of the game. UMass (9/20): Logged one stop, a fourth-quarter tackle on UMass' final drive. Northwestern (9/27): Recorded a pair of tackles. Maryland (11/1): Made one tackle on special teams. at Indiana (11/8): Registered his first career tackle for loss with a second-quarter stop for a 1-yard loss. Temple (11/15): Made his first start...Collected his first career interception in the third quarter to help Penn State become bowl eligible...Notched a season-high three tackles and added a pass breakup...Helped hold Temple to eight first downs on the day, the fewest for a Penn State opponent since Indiana State had eight in 2011. Vs. Boston College (12/27): Made one tackle.
➤ High School
A two-year letterman at Central High School for head coach Woodrow Lowe, a former All-American and NFL player...Earned first-team all-city honors during his senior season...Compiled 58 tackles, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and eight pass breakups from his safety position during his final prep season...As a junior, notched 81 tackles, three interceptions and five pass breakups for the Red Devils...Played in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic following his senior season...Rated a three-star prospect by all four major recruiting services...Ranked as a Top 30 recruit in the state of Alabama by 247Sports.
Full name is Christian Campbell...Son of Leonard and Pamela Campbell...Has one sister, Sharnae...Majoring in journalism...Born November 27, 1995 in Phenix City, Alabama.