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Woody Campbell

Woody Campbell was drafted in the1967 by the Houston Oilers. He played with the Oilers for five seasons and was an AFL All-Star as a rookie. A Mount Pleasant, Fla., native, Campbell played college football at Northwestern University, where he earned All-America Academic and all-conference athletic honors. He is a Vietnam veteran and one of only seven professional athletes to serve on active duty in Vietnam.


  • A successful career as Middle and Executive Level Manager in Corporate America.

  • The author of the book "Fade To Black," which received publishing acclaim honors.

  • Outstanding student and valedictorian, High School class, Quincy, Fla

  • Award-winning scholar and athlete at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois – All Big Ten Athlete; All Big Ten and All America Academic honors; Junior and Senior men’s Honor Society Award Ten Athlete; 



  • First Black Sports Anchor City of Houston (KPRC TV)

  • Houston Sports Radio personality

  • Houston Texans NFL, Retired Player Ambassador

  • Board Member NFL Retired Players Congress

  • Married 43 years, wife Cheryl, 3 children and 3 grandchildren

  • Houston, Texas resident



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