Jared Campbell already has the script written.
There will be a little drama, some action and, most important, lots and lots of comedy. If anyone is going to lead the movie production of his Miami career, it's him.
Still, not even Campbell, who has aspirations of being a movie director, could have concocted a better story line. He has gone from a player who most believed was riding the coattails of his older brother to being a major contributor in the Hurricanes' secondary.
"My story would have to be a comedy," said Campbell, a junior majoring in motion pictures. "It's fun. My football career definitely has been a journey. It would make people laugh."
He has been known mostly for being the younger brother of former Miami standout Calais Campbell, now a defensive end with the Cardinals. Jared Campbell even arrived in Coral Gables with the assistance of his brother, who persuaded the Miami staff to view a tape of his highlights at Overland (Colo.) High.
It led to a scholarship, but Campbell went unnoticed for two years.
The 6-foot, 205-pound Campbell finally received his chance when the secondary was hit with injuries to safeties Randy Phillips and JoJo Nicolas. Campbell made his first start Oct. 3 against Oklahoma, making four tackles.
His highlight came last week, when he had a hand in the biggest play of a 27-7 victory against Central Florida. With Miami ahead 17-7 in the third quarter, the Knights faced third and goal from the 6. A blitzing Campbell hit Brett Hodges as he was about to throw, and the pass was intercepted by Colin McCarthy.
Campbell, who has 13 tackles, is documenting it all for an assignment in a script-writing class. He is basing his project on football, using bits of his personal experiences.
"It's a comedy script," he said. "It's kind of funny. It's a football script. I'm not in it, but it's more of the stuff that I've experienced, and I just added a bunch of other things.
"It takes time. The one I'm writing now, I've been doing it for a while. To get the story ready, it takes about three months."