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2015 NFL DRAFT

Michael Campanaro, WR

School: Wake Forest  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Clarksville, MD
Height/Weight: 5-9 / 192 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
195275-6
2013 Season
Despite playing in just eight games, Campanaro was one of the top receivers in the conference. He hauled in 67 passes for 803 yards and six touchdowns. He broke Desmond Clark's school-record for career receptions this season and finished his career with 229 career grabs. He was also third in career receiving yards with 2,506.
2012 Season
Played in 10 games with nine starts on the year ... Missed two games with a hand injury suffered in the Duke game (Sept. 29) ... Sat out games at Maryland (Oct. 6) and at Virginia (Oct. 20) with the injury ... Named second team All-ACC by both the media and the coaches ... Two-time ACC Receiver of the Week (Sept. 10, Nov. 5) ... Finished the season with 79 catches for 763 yards and six touchdowns ... His 79 receptions ranked fourth in school history ... Also rushed 16 times for 82 yards and a touchdown ... Led the team in scoring with 42 points on seven touchdowns ... Led the team with 871 all-purpose yards for 87.1 per game ... Led the ACC with 7.9 receptions per game, which is the second-highest single-season average in conference history ... Also led the league with 79 catches during the regular season ... Ranked sixth in the conference with 76.3 receiving yards per game ... Named to the watch lists for the Biletnikoff Award and the Paul Hornung Award ... Opened the season by catching nine passes for 96 yards and a touchdown vs. Liberty (Sept. 1) ... Had a big game vs. North Carolina (Sept. 8), catching 13 passes for 164 yards ... His 13 catches vs. UNC were the most ever by a Deacon against the Tar Heels ... His 22 combined catches over the first two games marked the best start ever by a Deacon receiver ... Turned in another big game vs. Army (Sept. 22), finishing with 196 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns ... Had 12 catches for 153 yards and two touchdowns, in addition to rushing five times for 31 yards and a score against the Black Knights ... Had six catches for 52 yards in his first game back from a hand injury vs. Clemson (Oct. 25) ... Tied an ACC record for most receptions in a single game, with 16 catches vs. Boston College (Nov. 3) ... His three TD receptions against the Eagles also tied a school record and were the most for a Deacon since 1995 ... Threw a 39-yard touchdown pass to Terence Davis and had 14 receiving yards on five catches at NC State (Nov. 10) ... Caught six passes for 47 yards at Notre Dame (Nov. 17) ... Finished with eight catches for 98 yards vs. Vanderbilt (Nov. 24).
2011 Season
Caught 73 passes for 833 yards and two touchdowns in a breakout season... teamed up with Chris Givens (83 receptions) to become most productive pair of Wake Forest wide receivers in school history with 156 combined catches... surpassed the previous top pass catching duo of Kenny Moore (98) and Josh Adams (34) who combined for 132 catches in 2007... the duo was also just the third tandem of pass catchers to each make over 60 catches and gain over 700 yards through the air... first career touchdown pass in the season opener (9.1) at Syracuse, recording seven catches for 79 yards... had a second straight game with career-high receiving yardage, hauling in 93 yards against NC State despite only playing the first half... caught second-longest pass of career (31 yards) and attempted/completed his first career pass on a 40-yard touchdown pass to Danny Dembry... became first Demon Deacon since 2010 (Marshall Williams) to throw and catch a TD in the same game (9.10)... completed his second pass of the season, for 36 yards, and caught four balls for 31 yards at Boston College (10.1)... completed a 30 yard TD pass to Terence Davis and caught four passes for 60 yards (10.8)... hauled in five passes for 37 yards versus Virginia Tech (10.15)... led the team in receiving for the first time this season with six catches for 88 yards at UNC and also had a career-long 41 yard reception (10.29)... led the Deacs with 74 yards receiving versus Notre Dame (11.5)... hauled in a career-high nine passes for 72 yards and also returned a punt 50 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter at No. 9 Clemson (11.12)... it was the first punt return for a touchdown for Wake Forest since Kenny Moore returned a punt 55-yards for a score against Army on Sept. 15, 2007... caught seven passes for 80 yards vs. Maryland (11.19)... led the squad with six catches in the Deacs' regular season finale vs. Vanderbilt (11.26)... had a career day with 10 catches and 128 yards receiving in the Music City Bowl (12.30).
2010 Season
Appeared in all 12 games and made one start ... Named fourth team All-ACC kick returner by Phil Steele ... Led the team in kickoff returns (28), KOR yards (67) and KOR average (24.2) ... Ranked fourth in the ACC in kick return average (24.2/return) ... Ranked second on the team with 909 all-purpose yards ... Recorded 165 kickoff return yards vs. Navy (Oct. 9), the seventh-best single-game effort in school history ... Had a season-best 209 all-purpose yards vs. the Midshipmen ... Made collegiate debut vs. Presbyterian (Sept. 2), catching a pass for five yards and rushing for four yards on two carries ... Rushed for 41 yards and scored first collegiate touchdown on a 22-yard reverse at Stanford (Sept. 18) ... Recorded 45 yards on three kick returns vs. Georgia Tech (Oct. 2) ... Caught a season-high four passes for 44 yards and had 165 yards on five kickoff returns, including a long return of 53 yards, vs. Navy (Oct. 9) ... Made first start of collegiate career at Maryland (Oct. 30), hauling in three catches for 38 yards ... Shifted to the backfield at NC State (Nov. 13) and had an impressive performance, carrying the ball 19 times for 67 yards and also catching one pass for 18 yards.
2009 Season
Redshirted the season.
High School
A 2009 graduate of River Hill (Md.) High School ... Earned Washington Post All-Met Offensive Player of the Year honors as a senior ... Named the Howard County Offensive Player of the Year in 2008 ... Helped River Hill to consecutive 2A state championships in 2007 and 2008 ... Played at River Hill for Coach Brian Van Deusen ... High school teamate of Demon Deacon CB Kevin Johnson ... Ran for 1,848 yards and 29 touchdowns as a senior while catching 17 passes for 266 yards and seven scores ... Had 71 tackles and seven picks as a senior ... Selected for the Under Armour All-America game following his senior year ... Collected over 6,500 yards and 90 touchdowns during his three-year varsity career ... Returned eight kicks for touchdowns over the last three seasons ... Ran a 4.41 40-yard dash ... Described as having "eye-popping speed" ... Scored seven touchdowns and accounted for 274 all-purpose yards in a a 54-8 win over Hammond ... Carried eight times for 144 yards and five touchdowns while returning three punts for 130 yards including TD returns of 47 and 53 yards ... Led the Hawks to a 14-0 record as a junior with 2,310 all-purpose yards and 30 touchdowns ... Helped River Hill to its first state championship in 2007 ... In a 41-0 win over Gleneig Country, he rushed for two touchdowns, threw a touchdown and returned an interception for a touchdown ... Tabbed as the No. 70 wide receiver prospect in the country by Scout.com ... River Hill finished the 2008 season ranked No. 2 in the Washington Post area rankings ... Ranked as the No. 15 prospect in Maryland by Rivals.com and the No. 26 prospect in the Mid-Atlantic region SuperPrep.com ... Recruited by Tim Billings.
Personal
Majoring in communication ... Son of Attilio and Lisa Campanaro ... Parents are both chefs ... Born Jan. 25, 1991 in Silver Spring, Md.
 
Player News
05/12/2014 - As former Wake Forest wide receiver Michael Campanaro left the Ravens' offices in April after auditioning for coaches at their annual local prospects workout, he had a strong gut feeling that it wouldn't be his last time at team headquarters. Campanaro was correct in his assessment. The Ravens traded back into the seventh round Saturday to acquire him, sending their 2015 sixth-round pick to the Cleveland Browns to draft the River Hill graduate with the 218th overall selection. "I felt like I got a great vibe from some of the coaches and definitely felt comfortable just being there, being from the area," said Campanaro, who grew up in Clarksville. "I definitely thought Baltimore was a potential landing spot for me entering the draft."

During his workout for the Ravens, Campanaro was forced to take nearly every snap when another player pulled a muscle. That helped convince Ravens assistant general manager Eric DeCosta about Campanaro being a worthy investment for a trade. "I think he's shifty, I think he's tough, I think he's very quick," DeCosta said. "He plays the slot, which is kind of a niche position and does that very, very well. He's a good run-after-catch guy. He can catch punts. He should have a chance to contribute. Mike basically took every single rep during that workout, and it was impressive. In my mind, it tipped the scales to him being a good prospect for us. "We thought it was a good trade for us based on the board and the feelings we had about Mike and it's kind of a no-brainer. There's a need for a guy like him. He has a unique skill set. We think he brings something different to the team and we think he can compete." - The Sports Xchange

 

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