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High School Player And Leader Of ‘Remember The Titans’ Team Dies At 65

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High School Player And Leader Of ‘Remember The Titans’ Team Dies At 65

High School Player And Leader Of ‘Remember The Titans’ Team Dies At 65

Julius Campbell Jr., the former high school football player and leader of “Remember the Titans“ team, who broke down racial barriers has sadly passed away.

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Campbell starred as a defensive linesman for the football team of T.C Williams High School, which was racially integrated back in 1971 by combining the student bodies of three schools in Alexandria, Virginia. Despite the big racial tension, the football team went 13-0 and won the Virginia AAA state championship. Their moving story inspired the hit film “Remember the Titans.”

Campbell’s wife Cathy confirmed that he died of multiple organ failure at the age of 65. She said of her husband:

“He was a very kind, compassionate human being. If you met him, you loved him.”

Later in his life, Campbell took up speaking regionally about the team’s journey to overcome racial barriers and about bullying in school, but he was forced to stop due to his health problems, according to the Daily Mail.

Campbell is survived by his wife Cathy of 29 years, as well as his daughter, three stepdaughters, two stepsons and five grandchildren. 

Press Play Below To Watch A Clip From “Remember The Titans”:

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