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Classic catches up with Earl Campbell

Updated: March 8, 2001, 6:21 PM ET
By Phillip Lee | Special to ESPN Classic

Earl Campbell, nicknamed "The Tyler Rose," was one of the most powerful running backs in NFL history. Few could match his combination of speed and power, especially the power. Campbell attended the University of Texas and finished his career with 4,443 yards and 41 touchdowns. He won the Heisman Trophy his senior year in 1977. Campbell was selected by the Houston Oilers with the first pick overall in the 1978 NFL draft and made an immediate impact. In his rookie season, he was named league MVP, ...

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