Campbell Johnston Rejoins the Pack
The Dallas Jackals are happy to announce Campbell Johnston has rejoined the Pack for 2022. Former Colorado Raptor, Johnston currently competes with the American Raptors.
Johnstone grew up in Woodbine, Maryland and with a family history of both of his parents playing in college, Johnstone was destined to play rugby. He began playing at 7 years old for the West Carroll Marauders in Maryland. Johnstone continued into high school playing for the Marauders High School team and later joined DMV United 7s side and was selected for Capital Selects Rugby. Before graduating high school, Johnstone was invited to play on the USA High School All-Americans team in 2017.
After graduating high school, he continued his rugby career overseas in New Zealand playing for Ngongotaha RFC. Johnstone said he “absolutely loved NZ and learned so much about rugby and the Maori culture.”
Once he returned to the US, Johnstone began college at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, MD. During his time at Mount Saint Mary’s, he played for Beltway Elite 7s and was selected to play for the USA U20s team in which he scored 3 tries in 3 matches.
Next, Johnstone joined the Colorado Raptors where he represented the side through 2020. Continuing in Colorado, Johnstone joined the World Rugby North America Rugby Academy before joining the then Colorado XO’s now American Raptors squad. During the 2021 7s season, he competed with the Denver Barbarians and Denver Select sides.
Johnstone said, “I am extremely excited to be a part of a new MLR franchise. It gives us the unique opportunity to build the team from the ground up and set a high standard on and off the field. It will be great to be playing with some familiar faces!”
About coming to Dallas, he said, “I have heard amazing things about Dallas. I’m very excited to explore the food scene and restaurants. Plus it would be amazing to catch a Cowboys or Mavs game.”
“Very happy to be welcoming Campbell to Jackals for 2022,” said GM Elaine Vassie. “Since we’d first seen him as a Raptors player in 2020, he impressed with his core skills and ability to consistently execute the simple things well. A balanced runner, we’re looking forward to seeing the combination of his IQ and athleticism on the field!”
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About Dallas Jackals —
The Dallas Jackals are a professional rugby team of Major League Rugby (MLR), the highest level of rugby competition in North America. The Jackals were named as an expansion team in 2020 and will play their inaugural season in 2022. The team’s central mission is to develop domestic talent to a world-class level of play and professionalism while strengthening the high- performance pathway in DFW by supporting the local clubs. Through proactive Community Outreach, the Jackals will exemplify and spread the passion of rugby by inspiring tradition, respect, family, and character on and off the pitch.
About MLR —
Major League Rugby is a professional sports league entering its fifth season and represents the highest level of rugby competition in North America. The League evolved from seven teams in 2018, to 13 teams in 2022, featuring 12 from the United States and one from Canada. Matches are televised on CBS Sports Network, Fox Sports 2, and ESPN+, among other national and local market platforms. All matches are available on Facebook Live for international fans. MLR prides itself in fostering intense and high-stakes competition, while bringing together a passionate community built on the values of Respect, Inclusivity, and Tradition. For more information about MLR, visit MajorLeague.Rugby.
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