Earl Campbell against Houston in November 1977. (Houston Chronicle photo)

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Happy birthday, Earl Campbell!

Posted March 29th, 2016

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Happy birthday to Longhorn legend Earl Campbell, who turns 61 today!

There’s much to celebrate about the Tyler Rose: UT’s first Heisman Trophy winner led the nation in rushing  with 1,744 yards during his 1977 senior season and went on to be an NFL MVP and Hall of Famer with the Houston Oilers. There are many Campbell highlights to choose from, but this clip from the 1977 Texas-Rice game stands out:

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Keep celebrating the 1977 All-American with our photo gallery of Earl Campbell through the years:

Ricky Williams, left, and Earl Campbell greet each other before UT's game against New Mexico at Royal-Memorial Stadium on Sept. 8, 2012. (Jay Janner/American-Statesman)
Ricky Williams, left, and Earl Campbell greet each other before UT’s game against New Mexico at Royal-Memorial Stadium on Sept. 8, 2012. (Jay Janner/American-Statesman)

Any favorite Campbell highlights or memories to share? Let us know in the comments!

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