Little brother Ibraheim Campbell starts as strong safety for the Cleaveland Browns this Sunday at 1:00p at Lincoln Financial Field against our Philadlephia Eagles. “E” attended Chestnut Hill Academy before playing and excelling at Northwestern University. At CHA, he starred in Football and Track and played on my freshman basketball team. We had a play called E, where we gave him the ball and told him to score. E’s big brother Rashad was the big man on campus at the time and an all-league football and track athlete who later excelled at Cornell University.
For all who have a big brother out there, each has a story. There is something great about being the little brother. Learning, observing, and benefitting from all the lessons in the house.I have been blessed to have had a big brother, Christian, who is six years my senior. He coaches youth baseball and is a great father to his two kids. Growing up, I wanted to be just like him, but better. He looked out for me but didn’t always pick me for his team at the playground, I had to earn it.
While E and Rashad were blessed with natural ability, their work ethic to get stronger and better were second to none. SCH Academy should be very proud of one of their alumni this weekend.
Let’s not forget big brother, Rashad, who paved the way and who was the first one to win the Gold Medal in CHA’s graduation ceremonies honoring it’s finest overall student. Ibraheim won it three years later!
Like Ibraheim, I benefitted from having a big brother in who pushed me to get better and I’m grateful. It should be noted, that E also benefitted from having ten older brothers and sisters. He is the youngest of 11 in his family. I can only imagine how they will feel on Sunday when E plays his first down in his home town. I know that I will be watching with pride. #goblue