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Marion Campbell, former Eagles coach and player, dies at 87


Former Philadelphia Eagles coach and player Marion Campbell died on Sunday evening, according to an official announcement from the team. Campbell was 87 years old.

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

Campbell served the Eagles in multiple roles for a combined total of 15 seasons. He played as a defensive and offensive lineman for the Birds from 1956 through 1961. Campbell was named to the Pro Bowl twice and earned first team All-Pro honors during Philadelphia's championship season in 1960.

In 1977, Campbell returned to Philadelphia as the team's defensive coordinator. He was then hired to lead the Eagles after Dick Vermeil resigned following the 1982 season. Campbell went 17-29-1 as a head coach.

Campbell is the second former Eagles head coach to pass away this offseason. Buddy Ryan died late last month.

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