Earl Christian Campbell, March 29, 1955, in Tyler, Texas
Earl Campbell was drafted No. 1 overall by the Houston Oilers
in the 1978 NFL Draft.
Played: Running Back
For: Houston Oilers (1978-84) New Orleans Saints (1984-85)
Mater: University of Texas
into the Pro Football Hall of Fame: 1991
Members of the Class of 2004: John Hannah, Stan Jones,
Tex Schramm, and Jan Stenerud
Number: Campbell wore No. 20 at the University of Texas
and No. 34 in the NFL.
The Tyler Rose
• First player to earn All-Southwest Conference honors four
• Consensus All-America (1977)
• Heisman Trophy Winner (1977)
Earl Campbell's best season came in 1980 when he set a career
high of 1,934 yards rushing including four 200-yard rushing games.
Earl Campbell rushed for 9,407 yards and 74 touchdowns, and he
also gained 806 yards on 121 receptions.
• Named NFL Rookie of the Year (1978)
• Named the NFL's Most Valuable Player Twice (1978-79)
• Played in Five Pro Bowls (1978-83)
• Named All-Pro Three Times (1978-80)
• Led NFL in Rushing Three Times (1978-80)
• Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame (1991)