As a collegiate football player at the University of Texas at Austin, Earl Campbell won the Heisman Trophy in 1977 and led the nation in rushing with 1,744 yards. In 1977, he became the first recipient of the Davey O'Brien Memorial Trophy which was awarded to the outstanding player in the now-defunct Southwest Conference. He was also a consensus All-America choice in 1977. Additionally, he was a First-team All-America selection by the AFCA in 1975. He was selected as the Southwest Conference running back of the year in each of his college seasons and finished with 4,444 career rushing yards.
This Schutt Texas Longhorns mini helmet was signed in black by Campbell and inscribed, "77 Heisman." This helmet includes a Great Moments COA.