The Texas College Athletic Department will host the annual Athletic Banquet on Thursday, April 24, 2018 at 12:00 PM in the Gus F. Taylor Gymnasium. All Texas College athletic teams will be recognized at this event. Tyler Campbell will be the keynote speaker.
Tyler Campbell Biography
Tyler Campbell (born October 26, 1986) in Houston, TX, to Earl and Reuna Campbell. Tyler recalls life-changing words learned from his father at an early age,
“A Campbell Never Quits.” When confronted with life’s obstacles, these provided strength and encouragement.
At an early age Tyler fell in love with the game of football. It was not enough to follow in his father’s footsteps; he wanted a legacy of his own. In the summer of 2005, this journey began upon receiving a football scholarship to San Diego State University. However, what was seemingly meant to place Tyler in harm’s way resulted in pound joy by serving others.
Routinely, Tyler awoke in the middle of the night after playing the last game of his junior season November 2007. Instead of rising to his feet, he fell facedown. The right side of his body was paralyzed; his speech became slurred speech. Medical examinations confirmed multiple sclerosis (MS) at the age of twenty-one. Doctors believed the disease to be manageable; they cleared him to continue to play football.
Tyler graduated early from SDSU with a Business Management Degree. In his senior season, the native Texan played well in all 12 football games following a stellar performance at the NFL pro day at SDSU in the Spring of 2009, symptoms of multiple sclerosis resurfaced. The severity of the symptoms caused Tyler’s doctors to explain that his football career must be terminated. Tyler vowed not to become a victim of his circumstances. After returning to Texas, he discovered God’s calling and became an ambassador for The National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Tyler knew he was equipped with a powerful testimony as a starting point. Since that time, Tyler has become a spokesperson for empowering, inspiring and motivating messages of confidence and self-worth; messages that lift the human spirit and change one’s perspectives on life.
Tyler is proudly married to Shana Campbell, a graduate San Diego State University. They are the parents of two children, Messiah Christian Campbell and Cheyenne Avery-Marie Campbell. The Campbell family resides in Texas.