NAME: Julian Campenni
SCHOOL: Wyoming Area
LAST SEASON: 2010
It’s very hard for a lineman to dominate both sides of the football, but Julian Campenni was one of those players who accomplished that feat. Campenni was a team captain and a three-year starter on offense and defense for Wyoming Area. He led the Warriors to the Eastern Conference finals his senior year with 106 tackles, 34 tackles for loss, 10 sacks and 7 forced fumbles, this despite being double-teamed almost every play. He was a leader on offense as well, blocking for a young team and dominating defenders up front.
Campenni was a 2010 NPF Wyoming Valley Conference Small School first-team defensive lineman and first-team offensive lineman. He was an NPF All-District 2 defensive lineman. Campenni was also named MVP of the Wyoming Valley Conference Small Schools. He was named a second-team all-state defensive lineman by the Pennsylvania Football News and Pennsylvania FootbalL Writers and first-team defensive lineman by EasternPAFootball.com in 2010. Campenni was a member of the 2010 WNEP Dream Team and played in both the Big 33 Classic and Chesapeake Bowl. He would play his college football at Division I-FBS University of Connecticut where he was a team captain and started 38 games for the Huskies. Campenni would get an invitation to the Indianapolis Colts rookie camp.
Wyoming Area coach Randy Spencer on Campenni: “Julian Campenni was once referred to as the “Ultimate Warrior”, and I couldn’t agree more. As a sophomore and junior, he stood out against Wyoming Valley Conference Big School competition. His senior year, he was dominant on both sides of the ball, so much so, that he was named our Wyoming Valley Conference Division II MVP, an honor usually reseved for skill position players. Defensively, Julian was unblockable one-on-one, consistantly drawing double and even triple team blocks, a fierce pass rusher, and tireless in pursuit to the ball. As an interior lineman, he was a player that had to be accounted for on every play, and that is rare. Offensively, he was a devastating blocker, explosive off the ball, with great feet allowing him to get out and run, as well as, pass protect. Julian led our 2010 team to an Eastern Conference Final. He was our most recent player selected to play in the “Big 33 Game”. Beginning his coaching career as a GA for Boston College, he was then hired as the defensive line coach for Bowling Green University. As accomplished a player, and talented a coach, Julian is more impressive as a role model and young man. He maintains his connection with our program and community by staying in close communication and coming in to personally support events every chance his schedule permits. I’m so proud to have had the opportunity to coach him, and to now have him as a colleague and friend. He is truly one of our ‘Warrior Greats’.”