Earl and Tyler Campbell "unstoppable" when it comes to MS
Football legend Earl Campbell has returned to the field with the goal of stopping MS.
A former running back for the Houston Oilers and New Orleans Saints, Campbell plays front and center in "The Unstoppable Earl Campbell," a personally autographed, limited-edition piece released through Warner Bros that depicts him alongside famous Looney Tunes characters. Sales of the piece will raise funds through the Pro Player Foundation in partnership with the Society, in honor of Campbell’s son, Tyler, diagnosed in 2007 with MS.
Like his father, Tyler, 24, was a running back playing for San Diego State University. Since his diagnosis four years ago, Tyler has become an active Society ambassador in his home state of Texas and is passionate about raising awareness of the disease. “I view my MS diagnosis as a blessing,” he said. “I now have the opportunity to share my experience to help others living with this disease and make an impact on the MS community.”
"As a father, I am proud to rally behind my son and join his fight to find a cure," Earl Campbell said. A Pro Football Hall of Fame member, he was one of the most powerful runners in National Football League history. Although the gridiron star rushed for more than 1,000 yards in five of his first six seasons, his finest season came in 1980, when the former Heisman Trophy winner ran for an incredible 1,934 yards, the second best rushing performance in pro football history at the time. Former Oklahoma Sooners and Dallas Cowboys coach Barry Switzer once called Earl Campbell “the greatest player that ever suited up.”
"The Unstoppable Earl Campbell" is available as a fine art lithograph or as a hand-painted cel, and is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity. For more information and to view the piece, visit www.theunstoppableearlcampbell.org.
Read Field of Dreams, an account of Tyler Campbell's experience with MS, in the February 2012 issue of Ebony.