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Aaron Allan Kampman was born in Cedar Falls, Iowa on November 30, 1979. Kampman played football for Aplingtion-Parkersburg High School. Despite a student body of only 270 the school has had five NFL players; Aaron Kampman, Casey Wiegmann, Jared Devries, Brad Meester, and Landon Schrage. Aaron Kampman was the linebacker and set school records for 26 tackles in a game, 188 in a season, and 447 throughout his career. He was his team’s MVP his junior and senior year and team captain his senior year. He was named the Iowa Class 2A Player of the Year, a USA Today second team All-American, and a Parade Magazine All-American. He was named district MVP and an Iowa All-State selection as a junior and senior. Aaron Kampman also had team MVP honors in the Iowa Shrine all-star game.
Aaron Kampman was highly recruited by college teams and chose to play for the University of Iowa. Kampman played nine games as a freshman in 1998 recording 49 tackles. As a sophomore Aaron Kampman started all 11 games for the University of Iowa as a linebacker. He finished second on the team with 103 tackles. In 2000 Aaron started all 12 games for the University of Iowa as a defensive end. Kampman was the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week when they defeated Michigan State. That game he recorded 16 tackles, blocked a field goal, and made his first interception of his career. He had 94 tackles his junior season and he was named honorable mention All-Big Ten. As a senior in 2001 Aaron Kampman started all 12 games for the University of Iowa as defensive end. He had 96 tackles in 2001 and led the team with nine sacks. Aaron Kampman was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week for the second time in his career against the University of Minnesota making 15 tackles and three sacks. Aaron Kampman won the Hayden Fry “Extra Heartbeat” award and Iowa’s Scholastic Achievement award. He was named first team All-big ten and co-captain of the 2001 Hawkeyes. He finished his career with 342 tackles, the seventh best total in Iowa history.
Aaron Kampman was selected 21st pick in the fifth round of the 2002 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers. Kampman started six games and had 24 tackles as a rookie in 2002. He started 12 games in 2003 with 29 tackles and led the NFC with three sacks in the 2003 playoffs. Aaron Kampman was also named the Green Bay Packers 2003 “Walter Payton Man of the Year” for community service. He started all 16 games for the Green Bay Packers in 2004 as well as their playoff game. He had a career high 67 tackles in 2004 and improved to make 81 tackles in 2005. On March 11, 2006, Kampman signed a four year contract extension to stay with the Packers. In week 8 of the 2006 season Aaron Kampman was named the defensive player of the week. In week 16 he earned his second NFC defensive player of the week award when he had 3 sacks against the Minnesota Vikings. He ended the season with 89 tackles. Aaron Kampman made the 2007 Pro Bowl as well as being named second team All-Pro by the Associated Press. On November 1, 2007 Aaron Kampman was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Month for October. He had 5.5 sacks during the month of October. Aaron Kampman attended the 2008 Pro Bowl. Packers defensive line coach Carl Hairston has called Kampman the most complete player he has coached in the NFL.
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