Tommie Campbell was a sure thing. He was a first-team All State wide receiver and safety with Olympic calibre track stats (the 3rd fastest high-schooler in the US), and the NFL had their eyes on him. But he blew it. He began to cut classes, lose focus, and was eventually kicked out of two different colleges before getting a job as a janitor in the Pittsburgh airport for $8/hr.
How times have changed. This week on SCHOOLED, The Professor talks to Tommie about what it took to turn his life around - eventually getting drafted in the 7th round by the Tennessee Titans in 2011, and playing today as a champion in the CFL (which Tommie says is harder than the NFL).