Podcast: The Earl Campbell/Ken Dabbs Story – Part I

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When I wrote my book High School Football in Texas: Amazing Football Stories from the Greatest Players of Texas, one story stood out. It was the unlikely story of friendship between Earl Campbell and Ken Dabbs.

Coach Dabbs, who began his career as a Texas high school football coach, was the man that was responsible for recruiting the College Football and Pro Football Hall of Fame running back from Tyler, Texas to the University of Texas.

Below you can listen to Campbell talk about the man, who was the second-ever college football recruiting coordinator and a decades-long friend.

Podcast: Earl Campbell/Ken Dabbs Part I

On Rewind Wednesday, you’ll be able to hear Coach Dabb’s side of the story.

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.