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Campbell, Earl Christian

Born: 1955 AD
Currently alive, at 65 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.