Earl Campbell's Career Highlights

All-Pro: 1978 (AP, PFWA, NEA, PW), 1979 (AP, PFWA, NEA, PW), 1980 (AP, PFWA, NEA, SN, PW)

All-AFC: 1978 (UPI, SN, PW), 1979 (UPI, SN, PW), 1980 (UPI, PW)

All-AFC Second Team: 1981 (UPI)

(5) – 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984

(at time of his retirement following 1985 season)

• [1st] Most 200-Yard Rushing Games, Season – 4 (1980)
• [Tied for 1st] Most Consecutive 200-Yard Rushing Games – 2 (1980)
• [Tied for 2nd] Most Consecutive Seasons Leading League, Rushing – 3 (1978-1980)
• [Tied for 2nd] Most 200-Yard Rushing Games, Career – 4
• [Tied for 2nd] Most 100-Yard Rushing Games, Season – 11 (1979)
• [Tied for 2nd] Most Consecutive 100-Yard Rushing Games – 7 (1979)
• [3rd] Most Seasons Leading League, Rushing – 3 (1978-1980)
• [3rd] Most Yards Rushing, Season – 1,934 (1980)
• [Tied for 3rd] Most Consecutive 100-Yard Rushing Games – 6 (1980)
• [Tied for 3rd] Most 100-Yard Rushing Games, Season – 10 (1980)
• [Tied for 3rd] Most Consecutive Seasons, 1,000 or More Yards Rushing – 4 (1978-1981)
• [Tied for 3rd] Most Touchdowns Rushing, Season – 19 (1979)
• [Tied for 3rd] Most Touchdowns Rushing, Rookie Season – 13 (1978)

Post-Season Records

• [Tied for 2nd] Most Fumbles, Game – 3 (vs. Pittsburgh, 1978 AFC Championship)

Pro Bowl Records

• [Tied for 1st] Most Touchdowns, Career – 3
• [Tied for 1st] Most Touchdowns, Game – 2 (1980)
• [Tied for 2nd] Most Points, Career – 18
• [Tied for 2nd] Most Touchdowns, Game – 2
• [3rd] Most Yards Rushing, Career – 220
• [3rd] Highest Average Gain Per Rushing Attempt, Game – 6.90 (1980)
• [Tied for 3rd] Most Rushing Attempts, Career – 48

Oilers' records held by Campbell
(Records through the 1984 season, Campbell's last season with Houston)

• [1st] Most Touchdowns, Career – 73
• [1st] Most Touchdowns, Season – 19 (1979)
• [1st] Most Touchdowns Rushing, Career – 73
• [1st] Most Touchdowns Rushing, Season – 19 (1979)
• [1st] Most Touchdowns Rushing, Game – 4 (vs. Miami, Nov. 20, 1978)
• [1st] Most Yards Rushing, Career – 8,574
• [1st] Most Yards Rushing, Season – 1,934 (1980)
• [1st] Most Rushing Attempts, Career – 1,979
• [1st] Most Rushing Attempts, Season – 373 (1980)
• [1st] Most Rushing Attempts, Game – 39 (vs. Seattle, Oct. 11, 1981)
• [1st] Most Yards Rushing, Rookie Season – 1,450 (1978)
• [1st] Most Combined Net Yards, Career – 9,349
• [2nd] Most Total Points, Career – 438
• [2nd] Highest Rushing Average Per Attempt, Career – 4.33
• [2nd] Longest Rushing Play – 81t (vs. Miami, Nov. 20, 1978)
• [2nd] Most Touchdowns Rushing, Season – 13 (1978, 1980)
• [2nd] Most Yards Rushing, Season – 1,697 (1979)
• [2nd] Most Yards Rushing, Game – 206 (vs. Chicago, Nov. 16, 1960)
• [2nd] Most Rushing Attempts, Season – 368 (1979)
• [2nd] Most Rushing Attempts, Game – 38 (vs. Denver, Oct. 12, 1980)
• [2nd] Most Combined Net Yards, Season – 2,038 (1980)
• [3rd] Most Yards Rushing, Season – 1,450 (1978)
• [3rd] Most Rushing Attempts, Season – 361 (1981)
• [3rd] Most Rushing Attempts, Game – 37 (vs. Cincinnati, Oct. 4, 1981)

Saints’ records held by Campbell
(Records through the 1985 season, Campbell's last season with New Orleans)

• [1st] Most Rushing Attempts, Game – 35 (at Minnesota, Nov. 24, 1985)

League Statistical Championships
Rushing Titles: 1978, 1979, 1980
Touchdown Titles: 1979

AFC Statistical Championships:
Rushing Titles: 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981
Touchdown Titles: 1979, 1980

Team Statistical Championships
Rushing Titles: 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983
Scoring Titles: 1978, 1979

• 1970s All-Decade Team
• 1978 Most Valuable Player (PFWA, NEA)
• 1978 AFC Player of the Year (SN)
• 1978 Offensive Player of the Year (AP, PW, UPI-AFC)
• 1978 Rookie of the Year (PFWA, NEA)
• 1978 AFC Rookie of the Year (UPI, SN)
• 1978 Offensive Rookie of the Year (AP, PW)
• 1979 Most Valuable Player (AP, PFWA, NEA, MX)
• 1979 Offensive Player of the Year (AP, PW)
• 1980 Most Valuable Player (NEA)
• 1980 Offensive Player of the Year (AP)

Year Team W L T Division Finish
1978 Houston Oilers 10 6 0 (2nd)
1979 Houston Oilers 11 5 0 (2nd)
1980 Houston Oilers 11 5 0 (2nd)
1981 Houston Oilers 7 9 1 (2nd)
1982 Houston Oilers 1 8 0 (13th*)
1983 Houston Oilers 2 14 1 (4th)
1984 New Orleans Saints 7 9 0 (3rd)
1985 New Orleans Saints 5 11 1 (3rd)
* NFC regular season finish in strike-shortened season.

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