‘Soupy’ Campbell, who helped Rough Riders win three Grey Cups, dies at 73

Canadian Press

Jerry (Soupy) Campbell, a former CFL all-star linebacker and member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame, has died at age 73.

The Ottawa Redblacks confirmed Campbell’s death in a release. Campbell played for the defunct Ottawa Rough Riders for the bulk of his career from 1968 to 1975.

Campbell was a CFL all-star in each of his seasons with the Rough Riders and helped Ottawa win Grey Cup titles 1968, 1969, and 1973.

He also played for the Calgary Stampeders from 1966 to 1968, and again in 1976.

Campbell was inducted into the Ottawa Sport Hall of Fame in 1995 and the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1996.

“Sorry to hear the passing of Jerry ‘Soupy’ Campbell who dominated his era,” CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie posted on his Twitter account. “On behalf of our league heartfelt condolences to his family.”

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2 Comments on ‘Soupy’ Campbell, who helped Rough Riders win three Grey Cups, dies at 73

  1. IMAN ICE HORSIE // August 10, 2017 at 7:58 pm //

    RIP Soup

  2. A true free spirit in every sense. Approachable fun loving guy. Still an all time fan favourite to old time Ottawa Rough Rider supporters.

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