Former NFL coach Marion Campbell dies at 87


The Associated Press



The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA — 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.”

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