On October 26, 1986, Tyler Campbell was born in Houston, Texas, to Earl (NFL H.O.F and Heisman Trophy Winner) and Reuna Campbell. Tyler recalls life-changing words learned from his father at an early age, “A Campbell Never Quits.” When confronted with life’s obstacles, these provided strength and encouragement.
At an early age Tyler fell in love with the game of football. It was not enough to follow in his father’s footsteps; he wanted a legacy of his own. In the summer of 2005, this journey began upon receiving a football scholarship to San Diego State University. However, what was seemingly meant to place Tyler in harm’s way resulted in pound joy by serving others.
Tyler woke up in the middle of the night after playing the last game of his junior season November 2007. Instead of rising to his feet, he fell facedown. The right side of his body was paralyzed; his speech became slurred speech. Medical examinations confirmed multiple sclerosis (MS) at the age of twenty-one. Doctors believed the disease to be manageable; they cleared him to continue to play football.
Tyler graduated early from SDSU with a Business Management Degree. In his senior season, the native Texan played well in all 12 football games Following a stellar performance at the NFL pro day at SDSU in the Spring of 2009, symptoms of multiple sclerosis resurfaced. The severity of the symptoms caused Tyler’s doctors to explain that his football career must be terminated. Tyler vowed not to become a victim to his circumstances. After returning to Texas, he discovered God’s calling and became an ambassador for The National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Tyler also serves as a sales account manager for Earl Campbell Meat Products, a nationally ranked top ten smoked sausage company. Being equipped with a powerful testimony. Tyler has become a spokesperson for empowering, inspiring and motivating messages of confidence and self-worth; messages that lift the human spirit and change one’s perspectives on life.
Tyler is proudly married to Shana Campbell, a graduate San Diego State University. They are the parents of one son, Messiah Christian Campbell. The Campbell family resides in Texas.
- Greater Mt. Zion Baptists Church Fearless Father Award for Being a Father to the Fatherless (2017)
- Ebony Magazine Feature (2012)
- National Multiple Sclerosis Society Ambassador (since 2011-Present)
- Graduate San Diego State University (2008)
- 3 year letterman in football at San Diego State University (2005-2008)