Florida State running back CJ Campbell returned to practice for the first time since suffering a preseason injury.

Campbell, who is a redshirt freshman, was away from the team since he suffered the injury in the early part of fall camp. He was initially expected to miss the entire 2022 season.

Florida State head coach Mike Norvell was happy to see Campbell practicing with the team. Norvell wanted to see what the end result would be for Campbell in 2022. He spoke to the media about Campbell’s return on Tuesday.

“He’s done a remarkable job. Ahead of schedule in his rehab. He put a lot of effort into controlling the things that he can control. CJ is a team favorite. He’s one of those guys that, the work ethic, the personality, all things. And he’s a very talented young man,” Norvell said. “We’ll see where it goes on when he’s able to get back out there and be full-go on the field. It’s definitely great to see him out at practice and he’s starting to make an impact.”

Last season, Campbell was named the 2021 Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year for his help in Florida State’s practices. Campbell is a walk-on and he earned the respect of his teammates and coaches for his effort in practice.

Florida State returns from the bye week against Georgia Tech on Saturday.