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Football: Campbell, Guyton go in 7th round

Safety D.J. Campbell and defensive end Trevor Guyton of Cal were selected within minutes of each other in the seventh round of the NFL draft.

Campbell (6-foot, 205) went to the Carolina Panthers with the 216th overall pick.

Guyton (6-3, 295), who may play defensive tackle in the pros, was selected by the Minnesota Vikings at No. 219.

That gives Cal six drafted players, equaling the 2008 haul as the Bears’ most prolific draft of the 21st century.

Cal also had six players drafted in 1977. The Bears’ record is 10 in 1952, but that’s a little misleading. Lineman Les Richter went No. 2 overall in ’52, but only three of the 10 picks were in the first seven rounds, and three were taken in the 29th (!) round.

Jeff Faraudo