Former Eagles coach, player Marion Campbell dies

18 July 2016 Eagles News

The Eagles announced on Sunday, that Former Eagles head coach Marion Campbell, died at the age of 87. Before becoming a coach for the Philadelphia Eagles, Campbell, was a former All-Pro on the Birds’ 1960 championship team.

“Marion Campbell will be missed by the Eagles community but also remembered for his spirited impact on our game,” Eagles owner Jeff Lurie said in a statement. “Like Chuck Bednarik, he was a great two-way player during a special era in NFL history. He played with the type of toughness that our town so deeply admires.”

Campbell served as a defensive coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles for six seasons under Dick Vermeil. His 3-4 defense ranked first in the league in points allowed in 1980 and 1981. After Vermeil’s retirement in 1982, Campbell took over at head coach, finishing with a record of 17-29-1, before being fired in 1985.