Here’s the clip courtesy @steelcitystar . "Because we were just playing the game and it was just a game to us. Ok Kenny Easely is in and Shell isn’t. ( third of 3-photo sequence ). 12/31/1978 -- Earl Campbell in Houston Oilers v. New England Patriots AFC East division playoff game in Foxboro, Mass.

Shell retired as the NFL strong safety career leader in interceptions with 51. As Texas football as they come, as Houston sports as there has ever been. 29, 2013, in Houston. "That's what everybody talked about, wanting to be a running back like Jim Brown. (second of 3-photo sequence ), 12/17/1978 - Houston Oilers running back Earl Campbell runs for 50 yards in this play against the San Diego Chargers. (1 of 3) George Honeycutt / Houston Chronicle … I couldn't compare anyone else to him except Jim Brown. HOUCHRON CAPTION (11/21/1978): A 12-yard touchdown run in the third quarter started, top to bottom, with quarterback Dan Pastorini pitching to Earl Campbell, who picks up several blocks, then breaks through heavy traffic, leaving three Dolphins snapping at his heels. Late 1st qtr. Just ask the great Earl Campbell.

Simpson's single-season rushing record. My overriding reason for Shell getting into the Hall of Fame (besides deserving it) is that he’s 66 years old.

Here's what Twitter had to say about it, Oregon becomes first state to decriminalize possession of hard drugs as 4 states legalize marijuana. But when Austin first appeared in the young eyes of the 1977 Heisman Trophy winner, the only promise he received from Texas was his right to obtain a college degree. In his final regular-season game at Texas, Campbell rushed for a career-high 222 yards against Texas A&M to clinch the Heisman Trophy. He started 11 straight years for the Steelers and was selected to the Steelers All-Time Team, the College Football Hall of Fame, the Pro Football Hall of Fame (Class of 2020), and to the NFL Silver Anniversary Super Bowl Team. "He was a powerful running back - overpowering - and he was pretty fast for a man of his stature and his build and his size.". Few before or since have ever been able to touch the unforgettable Tyler Rose. The best players should be in, If people are saying a certain team has too many in you might want to look at the Rams. Questions Still Linger in the Steelers’ QB... SCB Steelers Quick Hitters: The “Give and... SCB Steelers Quick Hitters: The “Hear Me... SCB Steelers Quick Hitters: The “Anchors” Edition. Shell was a five-time Pro Bowler between 1978 and 1982, a 4-time All-Pro selection, and was the Steelers team MVP in 1980. But to this day, no one has matched the fear-inspiring combination of power, speed, vision and personal drive of No. 10/23/1978 - Oilers back Earl Campbell loses his helmet but hangs on to the football on a carry against the Steelers.

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With that in mind, let all of Steelers’ Nation get behind Tony Dungy with our own support for Shell. 05/02/1978 - Bud Adams with his newly signed number one draft pick, Earl Campbell, at a press conference at the Houston Oilers practice field in Houston. Shell grew up in the town of Whitmire, South Carolina. Campbell saw a man who walked, sprinted and bulldozed like he always imagined he could. He was even better the next two seasons: 3,631 combined yards, 32 touchdowns and two more All-Pro selections. 11/21/1982 -- Earl Campbell - Houston Oilers football. (3 of 3). Everything was just country like Bum Phillips liked it.". Earl Campbell was an All-American and won the Heisman Trophy at Texas. Just ask the great Earl Campbell. HOUCHRON CAPTION (12/31/2004) SECSPECIAL COLOR: LUV YA TOO: Oilers legends Earl Campbell, left, and Bum Phillips enjoyed being part of the gala affair during Super Bowl week. HOUCHRON CAPTION (11/21/1978): A 12-yard touchdown run in the third quarter started, top to bottom, with quarterback Dan Pastorini pitching to Earl Campbell, who picks up several blocks, then breaks through heavy traffic, leaving three Dolphins snapping at his heels. (2 of 3) George Honeycutt / Houston Chronicle He is the author of the book "Liftoff. He saved several possible six points in Super Bowl XIII and Super Bowl XIV. We got rats! Super Bowl winning coach Tony Dungy has not surprisingly endorsed former Pittsburgh Steelers’ safety Donnie Shell for the Hall of Fame. But all Campbell did back then was run, hit and run some more. Marc Uhlmann is a Co-Owner of and Writer for steelcityblitz.com. 11/20/1978 -- MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL - Miami Dolphins at the Houston Oilers. I understand a couple of things here. Shell is a member of Groove Phi Groove Social Fellowship Incorporated. SCB Steelers Prospect Profile: Jeremy Chinn, S,... Why the Pittsburgh Steelers are the Best Franchise in NFL History, Steelers History: From the Oilers to the Titans, From Humble Beginnings to Champions-How the Steelers Were Made, SCB Steelers Quick Hitters: The “Tackles for Loss” Edition.

Houston Oilers running back Earl Campbell evades Patriots Doug Beaudoin (27) in Oilers-Patriots AFC East division playoff game in Foxboro, Mass., 12/31/1978. And no one in Houston could touch the city's adored football team. NFL MVP awards with the Oilers: 1978, 1979, 1980. [5], He played in 201 games for the Steelers, second only to Hall of Fame Center Mike Webster (who played in 220). pic.twitter.com/seSSevUZeO, — Steel City Star (@steelcitystar) January 28, 2019. All them other running backs can get whatever position they want to get in.". … That is the one thing that I'm absolutely the most proud of. There was no one like Campbell when a ball was in his hand and the field belonged to him. This made it difficult for him to make an “All-Decade Team.”. Passionate and fiery when needed. "Royal told my mother that I would have an opportunity to get an education," said Campbell, who led Texas to a No. Dungy knows better than most just how good Shell was. 12/06/1989 - Four living Heisman Trophy winners, (L-R) John David Crow, 1957, Texas A&M; current winner Andre Ware, 1989, University of Houston; Doak Walker, 1949, Southern Methodist University; and Earl Campbell, 1977, University of Texas, pose outside the Heisman Room at the Downtown Athletic Club in New York City.The trophy is in the foreground. No one has replaced the Oilers' famous No. Houston SPCA reopens for... How are Texas doomsday preppers doing right now? I don’t want that for Shell. Campbell is being honored as the Touchdowner of the Year. 08/13/1997 - Earl Campbell, left and Ricky Williams. Shell played college football for Willie Jeffries at South Carolina State University, where he was teammates with future New York Giants and Hall of Fame linebacker Harry Carson and earned All-American and all conference honors. Let’s Get Behind Dungy’s Endorsement of Donnie Shell, SCB Steelers Quick Hitters: The “Trap” Edition, Steelers History: Remembering “The Best Super Bowl…, SCB Steelers Quick Hitters: The “Cowboy Carousel”…. It’s a cleanup of a poor quality video I own, sometimes freezes slightly.

(#1 of 38 cards) Super Bowl XXXVIII. It was just (they're) football players.". Pastorini recalled wishing that he had thrown the ball to Campbell more and that No. HOUCHRON CAPTION (12/07/1988): Earl Campbell captured UPI Rookie honors. Oilers Earl Campbell breaks free for a TD run in third quarter at the Houston Astrodome. ( Karen Warren / Houston Chronicle ). Shell came out of nowhere and planted his helmet (which would be illegal in today's NFL) firmly in Cambell's ribcage, lifting Cambell off of his feet and slamming him onto the turf. That means there’s a growing population of HoF voters who never saw Shell or Greenwood play.

Campbell scored four touchdowns and gained 199 yards in the Oilers' 35-30 victory. "After having a chance to meet Jim, he always says this: I'm first, Earl's second. Anyone who gets a rule named after him must be right? HPD Chief Art Acevedo to discuss racism on new... Election reveals deeper divides between red and blue America, Tight American election transfixes world, fuels fears over U.S. democracy, Padre Island National Seashore shares photo of another strange creature that washed ashore, See all the results from Harris County's 2020 elections, Federal judge orders new sweeps at USPS processing facilities in Texas, Texas didn't go blue this round. The memes came out. Longhorns running back Earl Campbell (20) is stopped by Sooners Bill Dalke (40) for a 3-yard gain up the middle in the first quarter in Cotton Bowl stadium in Dallas.

5 straight Pro Bowls, 3X First Team All Pro, 4 SB Rings, 51 INT, 19 Fumble Recoveries. But Shell really was one of a kind for the era. Earl Campbell's path to football greatness, Earl Campbell, left, and Steve Freydenfeldt engage in some friendly arm wrestling before the 40th All-Star High School football game in 1974. SPECIAL SECTION: SPECIAL COMMEMORATIVE SECTION: THE YEAR IN SPORTS / 2004 HOUSTON.

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