Former Eagles player and Head Coach Marion Campbell has passed away at age 87

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It’s a sad morning for Eagles fans as we wake to the news that former two-way player and Head Coach Marion Campbell passed away last night at age 87.

Campbell’s career as an Eagles player span from 1956-1961, in that time he became a two-time Pro Bowler and was a crucial part of the Eagles 1960 NFL Championship winning team..not to mention being named an All-Pro defensive lineman. One of the last of a generation, Campbell was a two-way player who was loved by the fans.

After transitioning into coaching in the late 60’s and coaching the Falcons during the early 70’s, Campbell returned to the city of Brotherly Love as the team’s Defensive Coordinator in 1977..learning under none other than Dick Vermeil.

He later became the team’s head coach in 1983 following Vermeils departure and retained this role for three seasons..ending with a 17-29-1 record.

Campbell spent a combined total of 15 years within the Eagles organization. We want to send our condolences to his family, friends and those who he played with and coached during his time in the NFL. Rest in Peace.

 

Photo credit: George Gojkovich

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