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WATCH: A Conversation With NFL Legend Earl Campbell

Morning News Anchor Eddie Robinson sat down for a one-on-one interview with Campbell to discuss his life, his legacy and whether or not he has any regrets from playing football.

Pro Football Hall of Famer and NFL legend Earl Campbell visited Houston last week. The Tyler, Texas native was in town as part of a three-day sports memorabilia and collectors’ convention in Pasadena over the weekend. Campbell, along with former Astros pitcher Nolan Ryan and former Rockets player Hakeem Olajuwon were honored at the event, which was hosted by Fiterman Sports. The trio of athletes are known as the “34s,” as each player shared the same uniform number while playing for Houston teams in the 1980s.

Morning News Anchor Eddie Robinson sat down for a one-on-one interview with Campbell to discuss his life, his legacy and whether or not he has any regrets from playing football, after gaining national recognition as one of the best power running backs in NFL history. Since his retirement in 1986, he’s suffered a number of ailments and health setbacks, including arthritis in his hands and spinal injuries. 

Watch the full interview in the video above. 

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Eddie Robinson

Eddie Robinson

Morning News Anchor

A native of Mississippi, Eddie started his radio career as a 10th grader, working as a music jock for a 100,000-Watt (Pop) FM station and a Country AM station simultaneously. While the state's governor nominated him for the U.S. Naval Academy, Eddie had an extreme passion for broadcast media, particularly...

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