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Rewind Wednesday: Earl Campbell

Every Wednesday, High School Football America’s Jeff Fisher will dive into his well-stocked treasure chest of interviews to talk with NFL players who love to talk about their love of high school football.

This week’s Rewind Wednesday takes you back to Jeff’s interview with Pro Football Hall of Fame and College Football Hall of Fame running back Earl Campbell. What many people don’t know about the NFL Legend is that his real goal as a youth football player was to be the next Dick Butkus. Yes, Earl Campbell wanted to be a linebacker.

Press the play button below to hear Earl talk about his transition from high school linebacker to running back.

Photo Credit: AP/Al Messerschmidt


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