Dan Campbell

Football Player

Dan Campbell was born in Clifton, Texas, United States on April 13th, 1976 and is the Football Player. At the age of 47, Dan Campbell biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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April 13, 1976
United States
Place of Birth
Clifton, Texas, United States
47 years old
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American Football Player
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Dan Campbell Life

Daniel Allen Campbell (born April 13, 1976) is an American football coach and former tight end who is the assistant head coach and tight ends coach of the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL).

He played college football for Texas A&M University.

He was drafted by the New York Giants in the third round of the 1999 NFL Draft, and subsequently played for the NFL's Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions and New Orleans Saints.

Campbell was named interim head coach of the Miami Dolphins in 2015, and was hired as the assistant head coach of the Saints in 2016.

As a player, Campbell made the Super Bowl twice; with the Giants in 2000 and won with the Saints in 2009.

He was also part of the 2008 Detroit Lions, the first NFL team to finish 0-16.

Early years

Campbell was born in Clifton, Texas and attended Glen Rose High School, where he was a tailback and tight end.

Personal life

Campbell has two children with his wife Holly.

Campbell is a noted fan of Metallica, and during his time at Texas A&M, he was nicknamed "Dantallica" by his roommate Shane Lechler. He also enjoys country music and classic rock. During his playing career, he was nicknamed "The Dude", due to his resemblance to Jeff Bridges' character in The Big Lebowski. Upon joining the Detroit Lions, he gained the nickname "MC/DC" by Pat McAfee on his daily radio show. The acronym is short for Motor City Dan Campbell, and is also a reference to AC/DC.


Dan Campbell Career

Playing career

Campbell accepted a football scholarship from Texas A&M University. In his last 2 seasons, he shared the tight end position with Derrick Spiller. As a junior, he posted 12 receptions for 143 yards (11.9-yard average) and 2 touchdowns.

As a senior, he started 2 games at the "B" slot, flanker, one game at split end and 2 contests at flanker. He recorded 7 receptions for 68 yards, one touchdown and 3 special teams tackles.

Campbell was selected by the New York Giants in the third round (79th overall) of the 1999 NFL Draft. In 2000, he started 4 games and was a part of the team that appeared in Super Bowl XXXV. In 2001, he became the team's regular starting tight end after passing Howard Cross on the depth chart and was mainly used as a blocking tight end.

In 2002, his blocking helped Kerry Collins throw for a club record 4,073 yards and Tiki Barber rush for the second best total in franchise history 1,387 yards.

Campbell was one of the first free agents to sign with the Dallas Cowboys after Bill Parcells was named the head coach in 2003. He quickly became a team leader and although Jason Witten emerged as the main tight end, Campbell still served as a mentor and remained a key blocker on the offensive line.

In 2004, he only played in three games because of torn ligaments in his foot and was placed on the injured reserve list on September 30.

In 2005, he recovered from an appendectomy on July 27, missing only 10 days of practice and returned to start all four preseason games. The team employed two-tight end sets, which allowed him to start 12 games alongside Witten.

On March 14, 2006, Campbell was signed as a free agent by the Detroit Lions. Known mostly as a blocking tight end, he posted career-highs in receiving yards (308), average per reception (14.7 avg), long reception (30 yards), and touchdowns (four), the most by a Lions tight end since 2001.

On September 22, 2007, he was placed on injured reserve with an elbow injury. On September 9, 2008, he was again placed on injured reserve with a hamstring injury. He was released on February 9, 2009.

On February 26, 2009, Campbell signed as a free agent with the New Orleans Saints, reuniting with head coach Sean Payton, who was his offensive coordinator with the Cowboys and the Giants. On August 10, he was placed on injured reserve with an MCL injury he suffered in training camp. He spent the entire season on injured reserve and was not granted a Super Bowl ring by the team when they won Super Bowl XLIV.

Coaching career

In 2010, Campbell began his coaching career when he was hired by the Miami Dolphins as a coaching intern. In 2011, Campbell was promoted to the tight ends coach. Following the firing of the Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin on October 5, 2015, Campbell was named the interim head coach for the remainder of the 2015 season. Campbell led the team to five wins and seven losses.

In January 2016, Campbell was hired by the New Orleans Saints as their assistant head coach and tight ends coach under head coach Sean Payton.

On January 20, 2021, Campbell was hired as head coach of the Detroit Lions. In his first interview as the Lions head coach he became known for his style described as passionate, emotional, intense. After starting the season 0–10–1, which included a 16–16 tie against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 9, Campbell and the Lions recorded their first victory of the season against the Minnesota Vikings during week 13. Quarterback Jared Goff threw the game-winning touchdown with two seconds remaining in regulation and the Lions won 29–27. After winning three of their final six games of the season, Campbell finished his first season with a 3–13–1 record.