Jerry "Soupy" Campbell (born July 14, 1944) is a former Canadian Football League linebacker for the Calgary Stampeders (1966-1968) and the Ottawa Rough Riders (1968-1975).
Jerry Campbell played college football at the
University of Idaho.
Calgary: first time around Edit
Campbell started his CFL career with the
Calgary Stampeders from 1966 to 1968.
Campbell became a member of the
Ottawa Rough Riders via a trade during the course of 1968 as an outside linebacker, playing next to middle linebacker Ken Lehmann up to 1971 and behind defensive end Billy Joe Booth up to 1970.
He was a savvy and quick linebacker, rarely blowing his assignment. As a result, Campbell was a CFL All-Star for seven straight years (1969 to 1975) for the Rough Riders and played a significant part on three
Grey Cup championship teams for them, in 1968, 1969, and 1973.
Calgary: second time around Edit
Campbell finished his CFL career where he started, in Calgary, but played only 2 games with the team in 1976.
For his high level of play and consistency over many years, Campbell was inducted into the
Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1996.
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