Old School Tuesday: Earl Campbell a man among men

He had the speed and power of Bo Jackson and OJ Simpson combined and wasn’t elusiove like Barry Sanders. He came right at you. Defenses knew he was getting the ball and still couldn’t stop him, never mind tackling him. There was no one on one tackiling Earl Campbell. It took the ENTIRE defense to tackle Earl Campbell. As football fan I was glued to the tv set when earl Campbell played and couldn’t wait to see him steam roll over opposing defenses. He was big …one of his thighs made two of the average man’s thighs. And he would stiff arm opponentsharder than anyone else could, and defenses ripped his jersey off and he would still run. He would hit defensive lineman head on and many times after getting hit by him they were done for the game. Jim Brown is football’s greatest running back, but Earl Campbell in my opinion was a very close second, no disrespect to Barry Sanders, O.J. Simpson and Bo Jackson. Just based on sheer power Earl Campbell was football’s strongest and most frighting running back this game has had in many years. So it is with great honor Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday presents: Earl Campbell, his career highlights.

Published by bklynboy59

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2 thoughts on “Old School Tuesday: Earl Campbell a man among men

  1. Yeah that pretty much sums up Earl Campbell’s career…”hard to tackle” and elusive, tough and talented. A beast on the gridiron, I think Campbell was one of the best RBs to play the game.
    Thanks for digging out this “oldie but goodie” Jerry!

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