Former Eagles coach Marion Campbell dies at 87

FILE - In this July 17, 1984, file photo, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Marion Campbell gestures as he describes a play to a Eagles' Brenard Wilson during the first day of two-a-day drills at the team's training camp at West Chester University in West Chester, Pa. Former Eagles coach Marion Campbell, who played on Philadelphia's last NFL championship team in 1960, has died. He was 87. The team announced late Sunday night, July 17, 2016, that Campbell passed away last Wednesday in Plano, Texas. (AP Photo/Art Wilkinson, File)
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) Former Eagles coach Marion Campbell, who played on Philadelphia's last NFL championship team in 1960, has died. He was 87.

The team announced late Sunday that Campbell died Wednesday in Plano, Texas. Campbell, a two-way player and two-time Pro Bowl pick, played for the Eagles from 1956-61. He spent his first two NFL seasons with San Francisco.

Campbell, nicknamed ''Swamp Fox,'' served as defensive coordinator under Dick Vermeil from 1977-82. He was head coach from 1983-85, winning 17 games. Campbell later coached the Falcons from 1987-89. He was 34-80-1 overall.

''Marion Campbell will be missed by the Eagles community, but also remembered for his spirited impact on our game,'' Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie said in a statement. ''Like Chuck Bednarik, he was a great two-way player during a special era in NFL history. He played with the type of toughness that our town so deeply admires.''

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