Earl Campbell, nicknamed the Tyler Rose, was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1991, just six years after his retirement from the NFL. Earl’s running style, was composed of a rare combination of speed and power, making him a prolific Running Back from 1978 through 1985 with the Houston Oilers and New Orleans Saints.
Earl's historic achievements include being one of only three players to ever win the Heisman Trophy, being selected first overall in the NFL draft and inducted into both the Pro Football and College Football Hall of Fame. He was selected to the NFL Pro Bowl five times, selected as an All Pro three times, won the Associated Press NFL MVP award in 1979, won the Pro Football Writers Association NFL MVP award in 1978 & 79, and won the Newspaper Enterprise Association MVP award in 1978, 79 and 80.
Earl has recently teamed up with the Pro Player Foundation, The National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Warner Bros. to create "The Unstoppable Earl Campbell", a limited edition and personally signed lithograph, which features Earl as a Texas Longhorn, along side the world famous Looney Tunes characters. Proceeds from each lithograph sold go directly to The National MS Society in honor of his son Tyler's diagnosis with MS. Tyler was diagnosed with MS before the start of his senior year at San Diego State University, where he too was a Running Back on the football team. Since his playing days Tyler has dedicated his life to raising awareness for MS, and has become a national spokesman for the MS Society. Earl has teamed up with Tyler and the Campbell family hopes to raise funds and awareness through this lithograph for the debilitating disease.
Earl is the host of Flavors of Austin, an exclusive bennefit to help raise awareness for Multiple Sclerosis. He also serves as one of the co-hosts of Flavors of the Gaslamp, an event created to help raise awareness and funds for cancer research, and honor family members who have been lost to the disease.
Earl played four stellar seasons at the University of Texas, where he became the first recipient of the Davey O'Brien Memorial Trophy, awarded to the most outstanding player in the now dissolved Southwest Conference. Campbell was selected as the Southwest Conference Running Back of the year in each of his four college football seasons, finishing with 4,444 career rushing yards. Campbell capped his college career by winning the 1977 Heisman Trophy as the nations most outstanding college football player.
Since retiring from professional football, Earl founded Earl Campbell Meat Products and still actively participates in University of Texas athletics. Earl and his wife, Renee, currently reside in Austin,TX .
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