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  • Sat., Jan. 21, 2017 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM CST Live East-West Shrine Game The 2017 East-West Shrine Game will be held at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 2 p.m. CT. This is the seventh consecutive year that NFL Network (complete broadcast schedule) will provide exclusive coverage of the East-West Shrine Game -- the longest-running college football all-star game.
  • Sat., Jan. 28, 2017 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM CST Live Reese's Senior Bowl The Reese's Senior Bowl is one of football's premier pre-draft events, annually featuring the country's best senior collegiate football stars and top NFL draft prospects. NFL Network coverage includes Senior Bowl week practice recap and climaxes with the exclusive live game broadcast on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 at 1:30pm CT.
  • Sun., Jan. 29, 2017 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM CST Live Pro Bowl

    The NFL will celebrate its brightest stars of today and tomorrow with new Pro Bowl week festivities in 2017 in Orlando.

    Culminating with the 2017 Pro Bowl game at Camping World Stadium on Sunday, January 29 and televised live at 7 PM CT on ESPN and ESPN Deportes, Pro Bowl week will celebrate all levels of football -- from youth to high school to the NFL's best.

    The 2017 Pro Bowl will feature a return to the traditional AFC vs. NFC game format following three years using a revised, "unconferenced" format. The NFL's best will once again be in the spotlight as 88 players -- 44 from the AFC and 44 from the NFC -- are determined by the consensus votes of fans, players and coaches.

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  • Tue., Feb. 28, 2017 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM CST Live NFL Scouting Combine The NFL Scouting Combine is a vital event in the path to the draft. More than 300 prospects will participate in the 2017 combine in their quest to achieve their NFL dreams.

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  • Wed., Mar. 01, 2017 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM CST Live NFL Scouting Combine The NFL Scouting Combine is a vital event in the path to the draft. More than 300 prospects will participate in the 2017 combine in their quest to achieve their NFL dreams.

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  • Thu., Mar. 02, 2017 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM CST Live NFL Scouting Combine The NFL Scouting Combine is a vital event in the path to the draft. More than 300 prospects will participate in the 2017 combine in their quest to achieve their NFL dreams.

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History

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Earl Campbell, a 5-11, 232-pound ball-carrying dynamo from the University of Texas, joined the Houston Oilers as the first player taken in the 1978 National Football League Draft. The first player to earn All-Southwest Conference honors four years, Campbell was a consensus All-America and the Heisman Trophy winner in 1977. Campbell took the NFL by storm from the outset. In 1978, he was named the NFL's Most Valuable Player, All-Pro, and Rookie of the Year. He won the league rushing championship with a club-record 1,450 yards and was named to the AFC Pro Bowl squad. It was more of the same the next two years with NFL rushing titles, MVP honors, and consensus All-Pro acclaim each season. He followed his rookie campaign with 1,697 yards in 1979, but his finest year came in 1980 when he rushed for 1,934 yards, which at the time was second only to 0. J. Simpson’s 2,003 yards gained in 1973. That year, Campbell gained over 200 yards in four games. In 1981, he won his fourth straight AFC rushing title with 1,376 yards. A sensational runner, Campbell was picked for the Pro Bowl five of his first six NFL seasons (1978-81, 1983). In his eight-year career, which finished in New Orleans, Campbell rushed 2,187 times for 9,407 yards, and 74 touchdowns, retiring as the NFL’s seventh all-time leading rusher. He also gained 806 yards on 121 receptions to bring his career combined net yards total to 10,213. He set Oilers records for most career yards (8,574), most career attempts (1,979), most touchdown runs (73) and most consecutive games with a rushing touchdown (5). His most famous performance came in a Monday night game against Miami in his rookie season. That night, he rushed for 199 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Oilers to a spectacular 35-30 victory. In spite of the constant pounding he took from opposing defenders, Earl missed only six games out of 115 because of injuries. Midway into his seventh season, he was traded by the Oilers to the New Orleans Saints for a first-round draft pick. He played a season and a half with the Saints before retiring after the 1985 campaign. Campbell is one of just four people officially designated a Texas Legend by the Texas State Legislature. The others are Davy Crockett, Sam Houston and Stephen F. Austin. Campbell was the only designee of the 20th century.

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