Earl Campbell was the All Southwest running back four times, and is one of the most recognized and respected men in the NFL.
Earl Campbell has an affinity for the number 4. Four times he was All Southwest running back, the first time in that conference's history one man earned such an honor
His college career in rushing is 4,444 yards, and in his 4th year of college he captured both the Heisman Trophy and consensus All-American. Earl's top game was in 1977, where he gained 222 yards rushing against Texas A&M. His incredible talent for rushing brought him eighteen games in which he gained 100 yards or more in his college career. After graduating with a degree in Speech Communications from the University of Texas, Earl Campbell was the first player drafted by the NFL for the 1978 season - by the Houston Oilers.
With the Oilers he showed definite record - breaking tendencies. He's become one of the few rookies in their first season to go over 1,000 yards rushing. He broke the single season rushing record for a rookie. Earl Campbell set the Houston Oilers team record for most touchdowns in a single season, and tied the record for touchdowns in a single game. Earl Campbell is now retired from the NFL and is back at his alma mater, the University of Texas, as Assistant to the Athletic Director. Earl is the President of Earl Campbell Foods, Inc. which is being called the fastest growing food company in America.