Thursday, April 30, 2015
1978 NFL MVP and Rookie of the Year
Earl Campbell made a huge splash in the NFL in 1978 and he was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and NFL MVP.
The 1977 Heisman Trophy winner as college football's best player kept it rolling in his debut season with the Houston Oilers.
This would the first of 2 consecutive Shick Award as the
Pro Football Writer's Association MVP.
(pictured above with then commissioner Pete Rozell his left)
Earl would lead the league in rushing and win NFL Offensive Player of the Year 3 consecutive years (1978, 1979 and 1980)