Currently alive, at 61 years of age.
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1955 – Born in Tyler, Texas, on the 29th of March, the sixth of eleven children of Ann and B.C. Campbell.
– He began playing football in fifth grade as a kicker and moved to linebacker and running back in sixth grade.
1977 – Campbell was a consensus All-America and the Heisman Trophy winner as running back for University of Texas.
1978 – Joined the Houston Oilers as the first player taken in the National Football League Draft.
– He was named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player, All-Pro, and Rookie of the Year.
1979 – Earned the all pro, Pro Bowl, and NFL Offensive Player of the Year honors.
1980 – Married to Reuchalle Reuna Smith on May 30th and they had two sons.
– His finest year came when he rushed for 1,934 yards. He gained over 200 yards in four games.
1981 – He won his fourth straight AFC rushing title. A sensational runner, Campbell was picked for the Pro Bowl five of his first six NFL seasons.
1984 – He was played as running back for New Orleans Saints.
1985-1986 – He played a season and a half with the Saints before retiring after the campaign.
1991 – Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
– He is a member of the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame.
1999 – Ranked number 13 on The Sporting News’ list of the 100 Greatest Football Players.