Earl Campbell: One of the Greatest Freshmen in Texas History

Posted by Kody Brannon on August-1-2009 Add Comments

One of the greatest running backs in Texas history was Earl Campbell.


He was born as the fifth of 11 children, so he had to fight for everything he got. He used that mentality all through high school. In his senior season he caught the eye of the University of Texas.


In 1974 the University of Texas recruited the running back out of Tyler, Texas. He was known down in the piney woods as the "Tyler Rose." This was also Darrel Royals’ last recruiting class.

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