Ariz. Cardinal Calais Campbell talks football, surgery

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The Super Bowl Fan Fest is not just drawing the fans! Sports stars are coming out to check out the festivities as well.

Arizona Cardinal Calais Campbell spoke to 3TV's Scott Pasmore on Monday's Good Morning Arizona about everything from football to food to surgery!

"I have surgery coming up next week," he told Scott. "I'm going to kick back, relax at home, recover, do some rehab, and then get back out there." The surgery will fix a sports hernia that was bothering Campbell the last few weeks of the season.

His prediction to win Sunday's big game? The Patriots. "They can run the ball well, they play good defense," he says. He also told us he plans to watch the Super Bowl from his couch!

Campbell also made news recently for a big gift he made to the University of Miami.

The Pro Bowl defensive lineman announced last week that he had pledged $1.6 million - the largest single gift ever by a former Hurricanes' player - to the school, with the purpose of perpetually funding a scholarship for a defensive lineman.

''I've done well for myself,'' said Campbell, a 2008 Miami graduate whose current contract with the Cardinals is for five years and $55 million. ''I've worked with the University of Miami to figure out the best way to give back, in a way that it could last for a long time."

Miami is renaming the defensive lineman meeting room at the school in Campbell's honor.

Campbell went to Miami on an endowed scholarship and stays in touch with the family that endowed his scholarship.