FILE - In this May 12, 1975, file photo, George Allen, third from left, head coach of the Washington Redskins, is pictured with five of his former assistants in New York. From left are: Mike McCormack, Philadelphia Eagles; Marion Campbell, Atlanta Falcons
Marty Lederhandler, File
July 18, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Former Eagles coach Marion Campbell, who played on Philadelphia's last NFL championship team in 1960, has died. He was 87.

The team announced late Sunday that Campbell died Wednesday in Plano, Texas. Campbell, a two-way player and two-time Pro Bowl pick, played for the Eagles from 1956-61. He spent his first two NFL seasons with San Francisco.

Campbell, nicknamed ''Swamp Fox,'' served as defensive coordinator under Dick Vermeil from 1977-82. He was head coach from 1983-85, winning 17 games. Campbell later coached the Falcons from 1987-89. He was 34-80-1 overall.

''Marion Campbell will be missed by the Eagles community, but also remembered for his spirited impact on our game,'' Eagles owner Jeffrey 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.''

---

AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and AP NFL Twitter feed: http://twitter.com/AP-NFL

You May Like