Earl Campbell
Earl Campbell
Real Name/Full Name Earl Christian Campbell
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Earl Campbell
Birth Place: Tyler, Texas, U.S.A
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 29 March 1955
Age/How Old: 69 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 180 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 11″
Weight: In Kilograms – 105 Kg
In Pounds – 231 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Auburn
Parents Name: Father –Bert ‘B.C’ Campbell
Mother –Ann Campbell
Siblings: 10
School: Tyler High School
College: University of Texas
Religion: N/A
Nationality:  American
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: Reuna Smith
Wife/Spouse Name: Reuna Smith (m. 1980)
Kids/Children Name: Christian Campbell, Tyler Campbell
Profession: Retired American Football Player, Businessman
Net Worth: $30 Million
Last Updated: April 2024

Earl Campbell is a famous retired American football player. His expertise in sports has been natural from a tender age. Besides, he has won several awards, including record-breaking events since he was in college. His sports career has earned him millions of dollars before his retirement. Currently, he is a businessman.

He owns a meat and sausage company named Earl Campbell’s Smoked Sausages. His company is doing great. Furthermore, he is happily married and has two children of his own. Having accumulated sufficient wealth with his company bringing in a significant amount of income, he can comfortably afford a luxurious lifestyle for himself and his family.

Well, how well do you know about Earl Campbell? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Earl Campbell’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Earl Campbell to date.

Biography and Early Life

Earl Campbell was born on 29th March in 1955 in Tyler, Texas, United States of America. His parents are Ann and Bert Campbell. He has ten siblings. He was raised with his mother for most of his early life since his father died when Earl was barely 11 years old. He developed a passion for football and started playing the sport in fifth grade. His role model player was Dick Butkus. His mother was a strong believer in achievements through academics. However, he defied his mother’s request and pursued his dreams of making football a career.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Earl Campbell in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Earl Campbell’s age is 69 years old as of today’s date 20th April 2024 having been born on 29 March 1955. Though, he is 5′ 11″ in feet and inches and 180 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 231 lbs in Pound and 105kg in Kilograms.


He was enrolled at Tyler High School, from which he graduated in 1974. After graduation from high school, he received several invites to join some universities located in Oklahoma, Texas, Houston, and Arkansas. However, he decided to select Texas and enrolled at the University of Texas located in Austin. He was a great player at the university and played football from 1974 to 1977. During his freshman year, he played 11 games, did six touchdowns on 162 attempts, and rushed for 928 yards.

While in college, he was the first to be awarded the Davey O’Brien Memorial Trophy as an outstanding football player. His college sports statistics were recorded as 4,443 rushing yards, 40 rushing touchdowns, a total of 40 games, and four-season seasons.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Other than engaging in sports, he had a well-balanced college life. He was an active member of an honorary men’s service organization named Texas Cowboys. He also participated in the University of Texas athletic and a special football team assistant.

Despite being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease, a degenerative nerve condition, he focused on his football career. However, he was often an aggressive player and worsened his health condition. His health issues were one of the main factors that led to his early retirement.

He fell in love with his long-term girlfriend, Reina. The two ended up in marriage in 1980. Their union is blessed with two sons: Christian and Tyler. Together with his family, he lives in Austin.

Is Earl Campbell Gay?

No. He is straight. He fell in love with an opposite-gender that led to marriage. He married Rena, his long-time girlfriend. The couple has two children of their own. Thus, it is evident that Earl is not gay, and neither is he bisexual.

Professional Career

In 1978, he got selected in the NFL Draft for Houston Oilers. He entered contracts worth $1.4 million for six years with Houston Oilers. He played as a quarterback. He got exchanged in 1985 for Richard Johnson, a surprise for New Orleans.

As a businessman, he has focused on the food industry. In 1990, he founded Earl Campbell Meat Products, Inc. He also sells branded smoked sausages Earl Campbell’s Smoked Sausage. He opened another restaurant on Sixth Street in Austin in 1999, which he named Earl Campbell’s Lone Star BBQ, but it came to a shut down in 2001.


Being a great player, he has won several awards. Here are just a few:

  • In 1979, he was awarded the Most Valuable Player by AP NFL Award.
  • In 1977, he won the Heisman Trophy
  • In 1977, he was awarded the Davey O’Brien Memorial Trophy
  • He received the National Football League Most Valuable Player Award in 1991
  • In 2007, he received the AP NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award
  • He featured in the College Football Hall of Fame
  • He featured in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2021
  • He won the Heisman Memorial Trophy for the most outstanding college football player

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Earl Campbell in 2024

Earl Campbell Net Worth
Earl Campbell Net Worth

As of 2024, His net worth is $30 million. Campbell’s main income source is from playing football. However, his other business has significantly increased his net worth. He owns the company Earl Campbell Products Limited, which focuses on selling meat products.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • He owns a luxurious apartment in his name Ear Campbell Apartments.

Earl Campbell is a hard-working person who decided to pursue his passion against the criticism of his mother. His talent has earned him a name and made him feature among the richest football players. Besides, he owns the company Earl Campbell Smoked Sausages, which brings in a great fortune. Earl is a loving husband to his wife and his children.


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