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Campbell, Earl Christian

Born: 1955 AD
Currently alive, at 60 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Football Player


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.


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