University of Regina Rams alum Tevaughn Campbell scores first NFL touchdown

Former University of Regina Rams defensive back had a six-yard interception-return touchdown for the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.
Tevaughn Campbell, formerly of the University of Regina Rams and Saskatchewan Roughriders, scored his first NFL touchdown Sunday.

Campbell, of the Los Angeles Chargers, stepped in front of a flat pass thrown by New York Jets quarterback Joe Flacco, and waltzed six yards for a score during first-quarter action in Inglewood, Calif.
Campbell is the second ex-Ram to score a National Football League touchdown. Defensive lineman Akiem Hicks scored on a fumble return with the 2015 New England Patriots and on a run with his current team, the Chicago Bears, in 2018.

Campbell was a member of the Rams from 2011 to 2014 before being selected by the Calgary Stampeders in the third round (22nd overall) of the 2015 Canadian Football League draft.

He was traded to the Roughriders in 2016 for a fourth-rounder in 2017.

The following year, Saskatchewan traded Campbell to the Montreal Alouettes in a deal that brought quarterback Vernon Adams Jr., to Regina. (Adams was traded to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats a 2018 deal in which defensive end Charleston Hughes acquired. After being released by Hamilton in 2018, Adams rejoined the Alouettes and was named the team’s most outstanding player in 2019.)

Campbell spent the rest of the 2017 and all of 2018 with Montreal before signing with the Jets in 2019. After being released by the Jets following the season, he joined the Chargers but did not appear in any games.

From Scarborough, Ont., Campbell played in his eighth NFL game and recorded his first interception as a Charger on Sunday. He had forced a fumble Oct. 25 in a 39-29 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Campbell is among three ex-Rams who is under contract to an NFL team, the others being Hicks and offensive lineman Brett Jones (Minnesota Vikings).

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