Calais Campbell Throws Out First Pitch

For the first four weeks of the 2012 NFL season, Calais Campbell, Darnell Dockett and Patrick Peterson wreaked havoc on opposing offenses and helped the Arizona Cardinals to an unbeaten 4-0 record.

On Tuesday, the trio took some time off from the gridiron to try out their pitching skills as they threw out the first pitch before the D-backs game against the Rockies.

Defensive end Calais Campbell towered over the pitcher’s mound with his 6’8’’ frame. Dockett and Peterson also showed fans that they’re just as imposing on a baseball diamond as they are on the football field.

We are happy to report that all three players threw their pitches over the plate. The umps will decide if they were balls or strikes.

“It was an awesome experience,” said Campbell. “I just didn’t want to throw it in the dirt, so that was a win in my book.”

Along with his first pitch duties, Campbell was at Chase Field to promote his partnership with United Way and Team NFL. As a member of Team NFL, Campbell has pledged to recruit volunteer readers, tutors and mentors to help kids in the local community.

To learn more about United Way’s effort to reduce the high school dropout rate and information on volunteering, visit