John Campbell
Personal information
Date of birth: (1938-10-07) October 7, 1938 (age 82)
Place of birth: Wadena, Minnesota
Career information
College: Minnesota
NFL Draft: 1963 / Round: 11 / Pick: 143
AFL Draft: 1963 / Round: 5 / Pick: 40
(By the Kansas City Chiefs)
Debuted in 1963 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 1969 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • 1960 National Championship Team
  • All Big Ten
  • Honorable mention All America Team
  • First Minnesota Gopher to be drafted and signed by the Minnesota Vikings
  • Defensive player of the week October, 1966
  • All-Pro selection (1966)
Games played     80
Interceptions     5
Fumble recoveries - for TDs     6 - 1
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John William Campbell (born October 7, 1938 in Wadena, Minnesota) is a United States Navy veteran and a former American football linebacker in the National Football League from 1963-1969. John married Sue (Wilson) Campbell in 1965 and has 4 adult children and 3 grandchildren. After his football career, he worked at WCCO TV in Minneapolis and was a stockbroker for several years. He also started his own media packaging company, J.C.A. (John Campbell and Associates). John continues to serve as a Christian motivational speaker and has presented the 'Man In The Mirror' seminar series to Christian men's groups world wide. Currently John is an Associate pastor at Life Church in Bloomington Minnesota. He is also a volunteer chaplain with the Burnsville Minnesota Police Department. John and Sue have lived in Burnsville Minnesota since 1968.

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