High School Player And Leader That Helped Inspire “Remember The Titans” Film Dies At Age 65

The high school football player and leader of “Remember the Titans” has died at the age of 65.

Julius Campbell Jr is the former high school football player,” who was responsible for challenging and breaking down racial barriers during his time as a student at T.C. Williams High School. Campbell acted as the defensive linesman for T.C Williams’ football team, which was racially integrated back in 1971. The integration included three student bodies in Alexandria, Virginia. While dealing with racial differences, the team was able to win the Virginia AAA state championship, and their story was adapted into the film “Remember the Titans.

According to Campbell’s wife, Cathy, he died of multiple organ failure at the age of 65. “He was a very kind, compassionate human being. If you met him, you loved him.” After high school, Campbell made a career out of speaking regionally about overcoming racial barriers and bullying in school. Unfortunately, his poor health forced him to step down from his role.

Campbell leaves behind his wife Cathy of 29 years, one biological daughter, three stepdaughters, two stepsons and five grandchildren.

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