Jerry Campbell


Jerry "Soupy" Campbell - played high school football for the Lewis and Clark Tigers in Spokane and graduated in 1962. He then played football at the University of Idaho and was a three-year starter for the Vandals on defense under head coach Dee Andros.

At Idaho, he was a roommate of future major league pitcher Bill Stoneman. Tired of spring football practice, Campbell tried out for the Vandal baseball team in 1965 on a whim and made the team as a back-up catcher and outfielder.

Jerry's best sport was football which led him to the CFL after his time in Moscow. He started his CFL career with the Calgary Stampeders in 1966.

During his third year in the CFL, Campbell became a member of the Ottawa Rough Riders via a trade during the 1968 season. As an outside linebacker, he played next to middle linebackerKen Lehmann up to 1971 and behind defensive end Billy Joe Booth up to 1970.

He was a savvy and quick linebacker, rarely blowing his assignment. As a result, Campbell was a CFL All-Star for seven straight years (1969 to 1975) for the Rough Riders and played a significant part on three Grey Cup championship teams for them, in 1968, 1969, and 1973.

Campbell was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1996.

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