Campbell played for the San Francisco 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles before beginning his coaching career with the Falcons. He also coached with the Eagles . He returned to Athens, Ga. in 1993 to serve head coach Ryan Goff as defensive coordinator.
While at Georgia, Campbell earned All-SEC honors before his two Pro Bowl appearances in 1959 and 1960. He was named to first team All-Pro in 1960.
Campbell's son Scott was a member of the Georgia national championship team in 1980.