Dave Campbell To Speak Feb. 29 At Temple Baylor Alumni Event

Feb. 23, 2000

by Lori Scott Fogleman

WACO, Texas -- Texas sportswriting legend Dave Campbell, founder and editor-in-chief of Texas Football magazine, will be the guest speaker at the Central Texas Baylor Chapter Winter Banquet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 29, at The Inn at Scott & White in Temple.

Campbell is a Waco-area native who graduated cum laude from Baylor in 1950. He began his journalism career in 1942 at the age of 17 when he took a job as a copy boy for the Waco paper. He was soon drafted for service in World War II, serving with the 14th Armored Division in France and Germany, for which he was awarded the Bronze Star. In 1946, Campbell returned to the Waco News-Tribune and Times-Herald, working on the news desk and sports desk. He was named sports editor in 1953.

In 1960, Campbell founded Texas Football and after 40 years, remains its editor-in-chief. After retiring from the Tribune-Herald in 1993, he was named editor-in chief of the Bear Foundation's Insider. He also is featured on a weekly radio show during football season on the Texas State Radio Network.

Campbell is a member of the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame and the Texas Sports Hall of Fame. He is past-president of the Football Writers Association of America and serves as one of five sectional representatives on the Heisman Trophy Committee. He is a recipient of the Austin Headliners Wilbur Evans Award, the Houston Touchdown Club Touchdowner Award and the Football Writers Association of America McCrane Award for lifetime achievement. He was named a Baylor Distinguished Alumnus in 1992 and was presented with the 1999 Baylor Communications Award from Baylor President Robert B. Sloan Jr. last August. Campbell also was honored this summer when the fifth floor of the newly constructed press box at Floyd Casey Stadium was named the Dave Campbell Media Center.

Campbell and his wife of almost 50 years, Reba, also a Baylor alumna, have two daughters, Becky Roche of Austin and Julie Carlson of Waco, and two grandsons, Campbell and Jackson Roche of Austin.

For more information on the banquet, call Sue Stearns at (254) 773-0988.

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