Joe Campbell
Born:(1955-05-08)May 8, 1955
Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.
Died:July 9, 2023(2023-07-09) (aged 68)
Eustis, Florida, U.S.
Career information
Position(s)Defensive end
High schoolSalesianum School
(Wilmington, Delaware)
NFL draft1977 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7
Career history
As player
1977–1980New Orleans Saints
1980–1981Oakland Raiders
1981Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Career highlights and awards

Joseph Patrick Campbell (May 8, 1955 – July 9, 2023) was an American professional football player who was a defensive end in the National Football League (NFL) from 1977 through 1981 for the New Orleans Saints, Oakland Raiders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He played college football for the Maryland Terrapins. In 1992, Campbell was inducted into the Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame. Campbell also taught physical education at Ambassador University (TX) in the 1990s. As noted in March 1993 news article Texas couple demonstrates spirit of service, volunteerism [1]

Campbell was found dead of an apparent heart attack while hiking in Eustis, Florida, on July 9, 2023. He was 68.[2][3]


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  2. ^ Tresolini, Kevin. "Salesianum grad Joe Campbell, who won Super Bowl ring, overcame crash injuries, dies at 68". The News Journal. Retrieved July 13, 2023.
  3. ^ Aciego, Marilyn (11 July 2023). "Man Found Dead Monday Identified as 1981 Super Bowl Winner". Inside Lake. Retrieved July 13, 2023.