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|Defensive Lineman/Head Coach|
|Date of birth:May 25, 1929|
|Place of birth: Chester, South Carolina|
|NFL Draft: 1952 / Round: 4 / Pick: 46|
|Debuted in 1954 for the San Francisco 49ers|
|Last played in 1961 for the Philadelphia Eagles|
| As player:|
| As coach:|
* Atlanta Falcons (1969-1974)
|Career highlights and awards|
Francis Marion Campbell (born May 25, 1929) is a former American football defensive lineman and head coach. Campbell played college football for the Georgia Bulldogs from 1949 until 1951, where he was appropriately nicknamed "Swamp Fox". During his NFL playing career, Campbell played for the San Francisco 49ers (1954–1955) and the Philadelphia Eagles (1956–1961), winning Pro Bowl honors in 1959 and 1960 and also being named 1st team All-Pro in 1960  as part of the Eagles' championship team that year. He was one of the last of the NFL's "two-way" players who played all offensive and defensive snaps in a game.
Campbell was head coach of both the Atlanta Falcons (twice) and Philadelphia Eagles, as well as being defensive coordinator for both teams separate from his times as their head coach. He also served as defensive line coach for the Patriots (1962-1963), Vikings (1964-1965-1966), and Rams (1967-1968). He was an expert in the 3–4 defense; his Philadelphia Eagles defenses ranked first in the league in points allowed in 1980 and 1981, and second and first in yards allowed in those same years . Campbell has the third lowest winning percentage among head coaches who have coached more than three seasons in the NFL . The only coaches behind him are Bert Bell and David Shula.
Campbell spent two years in the United States Army between college and the NFL. He lives in St. Augustine, Fla., with his wife, the former June Roberts. The Campbells have two children - a daughter, Alicia Johnson, and a son, Scott. In 2013, Campbell fell and broke multiple vertebrae in his neck.
- ↑ "Everybody's All-American". Gene Asher. August 2004. http://www.georgiatrend.com/August-2004/Everybodys-All-American/. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
- ↑ "Former Falcons coach recovering from broken neck". Loran Smith, Albany Herald. 13 November 2013. http://www.albanyherald.com/news/2013/nov/13/loran-smith-column-former-falcons-coach/. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
- Pro Football Reference.com player statistics page for Marion Campbell
- Fanbase.com Marion Campbell information page
- Pro Football Reference.com coaching statistics page for Marion Campbell
- database Football: Marion Campbell
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