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Earl Campbell: Yards After Contact
December 15, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Presenter: Asher Price
CE Credit:1 hr SBEC only
Earl Campbell was a force in American football, winning a state championship in high school, rushing his way to a Heisman trophy for the University of Texas, and earning MVP as he took the Houston Oilers to the brink of the Super Bowl. An exhilarating blend of biography and history, Earl Campbell chronicles the challenges and sacrifices one supremely gifted athlete faced in his journey to the Hall of Fame.
Journalist and author Asher Price will discuss his book on NFL legend and former Longhorn Earl Campbell, in a conversation with TLA staffer Michele Chan Santos.
Drawing on new interviews and research, the author reveals how a naturally reticent kid from the country who never sought the spotlight struggled with complex issues of race and health. In an age when concussion revelations and player protest against racial injustice rock the NFL, Campbell’s life is a timely story of hard-earned success—and heart-wrenching sacrifice.