|Real Name/Full Name:
|Earl Christian Campbell
|68 years old
|March 29, 1955
|Tyler, Texas, USA
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):
|Yes (Christian and Tyler)
|Yes (Reuna Smith)
|Is Earl Campbell Gay?:
|American former professional football player
|Net Worth in 2024:
Earl Campbell is a former American professional football player who was once a running back in National Football League, also known as NFL. He played for Houston Oilers and New Orleans Saints. He is also known for his punishing, aggressive running style and even for the ability to break hard tackles. He has gained as one of the best power running backs ever in the history of the NFL.
His head coach was Bum Phillips, and he also played the college football for Texas Longhorns. He has won Heisman Trophy with Texas Longhorns and has also earned the unanimous All-America honors in the senior season.
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Early Life & Biography
Earl was born on March 29, 1955, and he was born in Tyler, Texas. His father’s name was Bert “B.C.” Campbell and his mother’s name was Ann Campbell. He had ten other siblings, and his father died when he was just 11 years old. Earl began playing football when he was in fifth grade, and he then played as a kicker and later moved to linebacker in sixth grade. He did this after watching Dick Butkus, and he modeled his playing style. Ann, his mother, persuaded him not to play football in high school, but he didn’t stop.
After school, he was heavily recruited by then; he narrowed his choices to Houston, Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Baylor. He finally went to Texas, and he attended the University of Texas at Austin. He played college football there for the team, Texas Longhorn, from the year 1974 to 1977.
When he was a freshman, he played in 11 games, and he rushed for 928 yards and did six touchdowns on the 162 attempts. He was also awarded the Heisman Memorial Trophy because he was the most outstanding college, and he was the player of the University of Texas to win this award.
He was also the first recipient of the Davey O’Brien Memorial Trophy, and it was awarded to the most outstanding player that was in Southwest Conference. He then ended his college career with 40 rushing touchdowns, 4,443 rushing yards in total 40 games, and four-season.
When Earl was in college, he was also a member of an honorary men’s service organization, which was then known as Texas Cowboys. He is still active in the University of Texas athletics, and he also serves as the special assistant for the football team. He also founded the Earl Campbell Meat Products, Inc. in 1990 and it manufactures and also sells Earl Campbell’s Smoked Sausage. He and his associates also opened the restaurant in the year 1999 on Sixth Street in Austin, which was known as Earl Campbell’s Lone Star BBQ, and the restaurant was then closed in 2001.
He also has two sons, named Tyler and Christian.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on March 29 1955, Earl Campbell is 68 years old as of today’s date 25th February 2024. His height is 5’11’’ tall, and his weight is 105 kg.
Earl was first picked in the 1978 NFL Draft, and then he was selected for the Houston Oilers. He was signed there for six-year under the $1.4 million contract. He was quarterback there. In 1985 he got transferred to New Orleans Saint as he was picked as an exchange in the first-round draft pick. He was exchanged for Richard Johnson, and it was a surprise for New Orleans.
Awards & Achievements
Earl Campbell has won many awards related to football as he was once named NFL’s offensive player of the year, too, due to his rugged style of play. He won the AP NFL Most Valuable Player Award in 1979. He was also inducted in both the Pro Football Hall of Fame and College Football Hall of Fame.
Net Worth & Salary of Earl Campbell in 2024
The net worth of one of the most recognized and hall of fame running back, Earl Campbell, is estimated to be around $28 million as of February 2024. He has earned all this from playing great football all his life. He also opened a company, Earl Campbell Products Limited, which is a meat selling company, and he has gained quite a wealth from it too. He started playing football from a very young age, which was 11, and this is the reason he is a hall of fame today.
This was all about one of the most celebrated footballers of his time and a hall of fame. Earl Campbell has done a lot of hard work to reach where he is today, and he is successful because he never gave up. He is the inspiration for many football players today, and we wish him a healthier and longer life today.