‘Remember the Titans’ Team Leader Julius Campbell Dies At 65

By  //  January 26, 2019

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died Friday of multiple organ failure

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(YAHOO) – Julius Campbell, the high school football player whose contributions to a barrier-breaking state championship were portrayed in the film “Remember the Titans,” died Friday of multiple organ failure according to a report from the Washington Post. He was 65.

Campbell starred at defensive end for the football team of T.C Williams High School, which was racially integrated in 1971 by combining the student bodies of three schools in Alexandria, Va.

Amid the racial tensions of a desegregated school and its surrounding community, the team went 13-0 and won the Virginia AAA state championship.

Played by Wood Harris in 2000’s “Remember the Titans,” Campbell’s leadership alongside fellow captain Gerry Bertier is depicted as a uniting force on a team of players with an obvious divide at the beginning of the season.

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