John Campbell (American football)

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John Campbell
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1938-10-07) October 7, 1938 (age 78)
Place of birth: Wadena, Minnesota
Career information
College: Minnesota
NFL Draft: 1963 / Round: 11 / Pick: 143
AFL draft: 1963 / Round: 5 / Pick: 40
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
  • All-Pro selection (1966)
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 80
Interceptions: 5
Fumble recoveries - for TDs: 6 - 1
Player stats at

John William Campbell (born October 7, 1938) is a United States Navy veteran and a former American football linebacker in the National Football League from 1963 to 1969. Campbell was 6'3" 225lbs when he played in the NFL.[1] John married Sue (Wilson) Campbell in 1965 and has four adult children and three 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 worldwide. 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.