Dan Campbell is an American football coach and former player. He played in the NFL for 11 seasons and earned a reputation as a tough, reliable, and team-oriented player. As a coach, he has helped the New Orleans Saints reach the Super Bowl in 2019 as their assistant head coach and tight ends coach. Get all of the latest Dan Campbell news and stats here!
Dan Campbell was born on April 13, 1976, in Clifton, Texas, and attended college at Texas A&M University, where he played tight end for the Aggies from 1994 to 1998. After his college career, Campbell signed with the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent in 1999 and played in the NFL for 11 seasons, primarily as a tight end. He played for the Giants, Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions, and New Orleans Saints during his career, and was known for his toughness, leadership, and blocking ability.
After retiring from playing, Campbell began his coaching career as an intern with the Miami Dolphins in 2010. He worked his way up the coaching ranks, serving as an assistant coach with the Dolphins, New Orleans Saints, and Dallas Cowboys before being named the interim head coach of the Miami Dolphins in 2015, where he went 5-7.
In 2016, Campbell joined the New Orleans Saints as their assistant head coach and tight ends coach, where he helped guide the team to several successful seasons, including a Super Bowl appearance in 2019.
In January 2021, Campbell was named the head coach of the Detroit Lions, taking over a team that had finished last in their division for three consecutive seasons. He brings a tough, no-nonsense approach to coaching and is known for his passion and intensity. Campbell is highly respected in the football community for his knowledge of the game and his ability to motivate and inspire his players.