American Football Database
Jerry Campbell
No. 54     
Personal information
Date of birth: (1944-07-14) July 14, 1944 (age 77)
Place of birth: Binghamton, New York
Career information
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Roster status: Retired
Career highlights and awards
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Canadian Football Hall of Fame

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).[1]

College football

Jerry Campbell played college football at the University of Idaho.

Calgary: first time around

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

Campbell finished his CFL career where he started, in Calgary, but played only 2 games with the team in 1976.

Post-football honors

For his high level of play and consistency over many years, Campbell was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1996.[2]

External links


  1. Snelgrove, Brian. "Jerry Campbell". CFL Scrapbook. Canadian Football League Fans WebRing. Retrieved 2011-04-15.
  2. Canadian Football Hall of Fame. "Jerry (Soupy) Campbell". Retrieved 2011-04-15.