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Earl Christian Campbell was born on 29 March 1955, in Tyler, Texas USA, and is an ex- professional American Football player, and currently a businessperson. Also known as “The Tyler Rose” he is one of the few Heisman Trophy winners to have been a first overall National Football League draft picks. He is known for his rushing on the football field. He also holds the record for rushing 200 yards in three games which is yet to be broken.
A strong and swift football player holding different records yet to be broken, one might wonder how rich is he actually? As estimated by sources, Campbell has a net worth of $25 million as of early 2016. Earl has earned his riches mainly from his career as an American Football player. Described as a “one-man demolition team”, he was a feared runner of his time. Campbell was a punishing runner, who with the help of his strong legs could make some killer dashes that could inflict damage on the opposing team’s defensive morale. Even until today, short running backs are occasionally termed “Little Earl”. His time with the Houston Oilers (1978-1984) and New Orleans Saints (1984-1985) has made him famous and rich as well.
Earl Campbell Net Worth $25 Million
Regarding his early life, Campbell was the sixth of eleven children – he was just 11 years old when his father died. He started playing football as a kicker in fifth grade, but a year later he went on to become a running back; it was the position that Campbell would play later in his professional career. In 1973 he led John Tyler High School to the Texas 4A State Championship. He was seen by many as the player who could have gone straight to NFL from high school, and become a star player in no time.
His professional career began at the Houston Oilers where he was the first NFL Draft pick in 1978, and signed a contract for $1.4 million. That year he went on to become the offensive rookie of the year. With his rare combination of speed and power, he gave outstanding performances from his first seasons in the team. He played for six years in Houston Oilers, and then in 1984 he signed a contract with the New Orleans Saints where he played in a diminished role for a year and then retired. Campbell won the Heisman Trophy in 1977, and was the lead runner with 1,744 yards. He was the first recipient of the Davey O’Brien Memorial Trophy in 1977. Earl has other several trophies from his career, and was also inducted in the Pro Football Hall Of Fame on July 27, 1991.
Earl is now President of his company Earl Campbell Meat Products, manufacturing and selling smoked sausage, and other products including barbecue sause, which all adds to Campbell’s net worth.
Regarding his personal life, due to his NFL career and numerous hits and knock downs during games, Campbell now has difficulty walking, and sometimes needs to use a wheelchair. He has been married to Reuna since 1980, and they have two sons – Christian played football for the University of Houston. Tyler was a running back for the San Diego State but had to stop playing due to Multiple Sclerosis. Tyler now spends his time raising awareness about multiple sclerosis. So with a net worth of $25 million, Earl Campbell, an NFL legend, now lives a successful, happy and wealthy life with his family.
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|Birth date:||March 29, 1955|
|Birth place:||Tyler, Texas USA|
|Profession:||Former professional American football player|
|Education:||University of Texas at Austin|
|Spouse:||Reuna Smith (m. 1980)|
|Awards:||Heisman Trophy (1977), Davey O’Brien Memorial Trophy (1977), National Football League Most Valuable Player Award, AP NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award, Pro Football Hall Of Fame (1991-07-21)|
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|Burgers, Brew and 'Que||2016||TV Series||Himself|
|A Football Life||2015||TV Series||Himself|
|MLB Network Presents: The Eighth Wonder of the World||2015||TV Movie documentary||Himself|
|Diners, Drive-ins and Dives||2012-2014||TV Series||Himself|
|Super Bowl XXXVIII||2004||TV Special||Himself - Ceremonial Coin Toss|
|America Undercover||2001||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|The Story of Darrell Royal||1999||Video documentary||Himself|
|The NFL on CBS||1984-1985||TV Series||Himself - New Orleans Saints Running Back|
|NFL Monday Night Football||1978-1984||TV Series||Himself - Houston Oilers Running Back / Himself - New Orleans Saints Running Back|
|The NFL on NBC||1979-1984||TV Series||Himself - Houston Oilers Running Back|
|1979 AFC Championship Game||1980||TV Special||Himself - Houston Oilers Running Back|
|1978 AFC Championship Game||1979||TV Special||Himself - Houston Oilers Running Back|
|1978 AFC Wild Card Playoff Game||1978||TV Movie||Himself - Houston Oilers Running Back|
|1978 Cotton Bowl||1978||TV Movie||Himself - Texas Longhorns Fullback|
|1974 Gator Bowl||1974||TV Movie||Himself - Texas Longhorns Running Back(Co-MVP)|
|NFL Films Presents||2015||TV Series documentary||Himself|
|A Football Life||2014||TV Series||Himself|
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|1||Ranks 14th on NFL All-Time Rushing Yards per Game List (81.8).|
|2||Ranks 65th on NFL All-Time Touchdowns List (74).|
|3||Ranks 78th on NFL All-Time Yards from Scrimmage List (10,213).|
|4||Led the NFL in Rushing Attempts (373), Rushing Average (5.2) and Yards from Scrimmage (1,981) in 1980.|
|5||Led the NFL in Rushing Yards and Rushing Yards per Game in 1978 (1,450 and 96.7), 1979 (1,697 and 106.1), 1980 (1,934 and 128.9).|
|6||Led the NFL in Rushing Touchdowns in 1979 (19) and 1980 (13).|
|7||Ranks 23rd on NFL All-Time Rushing Touchdowns List (74).|
|8||Ranks 30th on NFL All-Time Rushing Yards List (9,407).|
|9||Ranks 28th on NFL All-Time Rushing Attempts List (2,187).|
|10||Running back for the Houston Oilers (1978-1984) and the New Orleans Saints (1984-1985).|
|11||Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1991.|
|12||Played college football at the University of Texas (at Austin). Won the Heisman Trophy in 1977.|
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