While the Campbell Fighting Camels are garnering some media attention for their best start (2-0) in modern program history, the recent buzz surrounding one of their leading running backs can be traced back to grueling training in the offseason.
The Fayetteville Observer provided an update on the fascinating story when Hall of Fame WR Cris Carter spotted the Campbell tailback coniditioning in south Florida back in May, passing along major props over social media for a steep hill workout between a highway and an Everglades-bordering overpass.
Upon learning about Jared Joyner’s early success, featuring 16 carries for 51 yards this season along with a two touchdown performance against Pikeville, Carter was rather pleased.
“He’s put the work in,” Carter told the Fayetteville Observer earlier this week. “You can’t wait to get excited because now you’re in the game – he prepared this summer, and he was ready for that day. The reason why I know that, it’s not because of the two touchdowns, but because I saw him.”
The entire story goes on to describe the relationship between Joyner and his trainer, Dwight Garner, who is renowned in his own right for being on the kickoff return team that eventually scored the monumental touchdown during “The Play” between Cal and Stanford back in 1982. Make sure to read the entire story from the Fayetteville Observer which profiles the recent rise of Campbell Football and Joyner, the Coral Springs High School product.
In fact, the 16-year NFL veteran wideout followed Joyner on twitter this summer, tweeting out #respect for the hard work he witnessed from the Campbell tailback on the side of the road.