Marshall "Duke" Campbell - Football
Year Inducted: 2015
Leader. That's the word that best describes Marshall "Duke" Campbell. Not only on the playing field but off it as well.
Campbell, a 2000 Port Huron Northern graduate, excelled in sports at an early age and was on his way as a standout goalie on the Plum Squirt "A" travel team as a 9 year old. He then continued to play outstanding goal throughout his minor hockey career. In the summer months, Campbell too his abilities to the baseball diamond.
It was in high school that Campbell's leadership abilities as well as his athleticism that caught the eye of many coaches, teammates and opponents. He played four years of varsity hockey for the Huskies. In his senior year he was named as a captain. He closed out his senior season by being named to the All-Area team.
Campbell also was chosen as the Times Herald Player of the Year for 2000 and was selected as goalie for Team Michigan.
Football was another sport that Campbell excelled in as he played three years on the Port Huron Northern Varsity team as a linebacker and punter. As a junior he was named to the Associated Press Second Team All-State. In his senior year he was again named a team captain and was on USA Today's Preseason Players to Watch list. He earned a spot on the 1999 All-East Football Team and the AP Class A All-State football team.
Campbell holds four records at Northern - most tackles in a game (17), most tackles in a season (111), most tackles in a career and longest punt.
During the spring, Campbell, an Honor Roll student, played three years of varsity baseball. He was a strong fielder, hit for power and stole bases.
Campbell attended St. Clair Community College one year. He transferred to Michigan State University and tried out for the football team as a walk-on. He earned a spot on the team as a linebacker and special teams player. He played for the Spartans from 2002 to 2004. He was so successful at special teams that he became known as "The Specialist" and was honored as the special teams Player of the Year in his senior year.
Campbell holds three MSU records - most blocked punts in a year, most production points by a special teams player in one game and one season.
Northern hockey coach Daryel McCarrel said about Campbell in 2000, "Not only is he an outstanding athlete, but he has strong leadership qualities. He will find success in whatever he chooses."
After graduating from MSU, Campbell spent five years working in Chicago. He returned home to work as an account manager at the family business. He resides in Fort Gratiot with his wife, Stephanie, and their daughter, Madeleine.