Almost the entire 2012 season was spent watching from the sidelines for juniors Jordan Fukumoto and T.C. Campbell. Both suffered season ending injuries in just the first few games of the year.
Campbell, the starting quarterback at the time, was preparing to have a big year after his All-NWC honorable mention and record-setting season in 2011.
In his sophomore year, Campbell started all nine games and landed his name in the record book because of his exceptional completion percentage of 59.4 percent.
Looking to keep his momentum going, Campbell was unfortunately halted by a knee injury late in the first game.
On the other end of passes from Campbell is wide receiver Fukumoto. Also a standout player in 2011, Fukumoto received first team All-NWC honors while also ranking among all NCAA Division III players in receiving yards.
Like Campbell, Fukumoto had his season cut short.
The second game at Occidental, although producing a win, left him with a broken leg.
The recovery process has been long for both of them, yet rewarding. “It’s been a six month recovery with a lot of rehab,” Fukumoto said.
On the bright side, both still have their senior season to look forward to.
“I can’t wait, it’s really exciting especially since we’ve been here for four years,” Fukumoto said.
Luckily, both Campbell and Fukumoto are back to 100 percent.
They plan on returning to their normal workout routine when they go home to Hawaii over the summer.
They will prepare to return in the fall, ready to set foot on the field once again.