Our thoughts are with the Campbell family after learning of the passing of Marion Campbell. He was a former All-Pro for the Philadelphia Eagles prior to becoming the head coach of the Falcons on two different occasions (1974-76, 1987-89). Campbell passed away Wednesday at the age of 87 in Plano, Texas.
"We were saddened to hear of the passing of Marion Campbell," said President Rich McKay. "He was a head coach for our organization on two different occasions, and left a lasting impression on the NFL as a player and as a coach. Our thoughts are with his family during this time, and the Swamp Fox will truly be missed."
Campbell recorded 17 wins as a head coach for the Falcons, after being a two-way player for the Eagles from 1956-1961. He was also a stellar player at the University of Georgia, where he earned the nickname, "Swamp Fox."