Earl Campbell, known as the "Tyler Rose," was a consensus All-America and the Heisman Trophy winner in 1977 after rushing for 1,744 yards on 267 carries and 18 TDs at the University of Texas.
Campbell was the first overall draft pick by the Houston Oilers and was voted Rookie of the Year as well as Most Valuable Player in 1978. (AP Photo)
Campbell's domination lasted longer than just his rookie year. He led the NFL in rushing his first three seasons.
Campbell's greatest season occurred in 1980 when he rushed for 1,934 yards and 19 TDs. That amazing season included four consecutive 150-plus yard rushing games, and a total of four 200-yard rushing games.
After eight seasons and 9,407 yards rushing, Campbell retired from football following the 1985 season. In 1991 he was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Here he poses with his presenter and and Houston Oilers coach Bum Phillips.