ESPN has a fantastic, difficult profile of Texas running back legend Earl Campbell and his life during and after college and pro football. Longhorn fans have seen Earl unable to get out of the golf cart on sidelines for years, but the reasons were a lot more complicated than just a career of hard nosed running.
Turns out, the player known for being one of the toughest runners in the history of football was unknowingly playing with spinal stenosis his entire life, a diagnosis that today immediately ends careers. A wrong hit any time in his career could have sent him to a wheelchair 30 years ago.
So happy to know that Earl has gotten the medical help and counseling help he needed and like the article title says, has gotten back up again.
There hasn’t been a lot of good news for college football fans the last few weeks as the 2020 season teeters on the brink of postponement, but for Texas fans Friday was a fantastic day. The #1 QB and #1 overall recruit for the 2022 class QB Quinn Ewers committed to play for the Longhorns.