Former High School Football Star Julius Campbell Dies at 65
Julius Campbell, a former high school football star who was portrayed in the 2000 film “Remember the Titans,” died Friday of organ failure. He was 65.
Campbell attended T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Va., and graduated in 1973. After Alexandria integrated its three high schools, students were all housed at T.C. Williams in 1971. The school’s football team, the Titans, went undefeated that season and won the Virginia AAA state championship, defeating now-defunct Andrew Lewis High School of Salem, 27-0.
The story of the football season amid the city’s racial tensions inspired the film. In the cinematic depiction, Campbell, played by Wood Harris, befriends white linebacker Gerry Bertier and the pair’s bond becomes part of the team’s success.
“Julius was very, very instrumental on that team at simply getting kids to just talk to one another, kids who never talked to kids from another race their entire lives,” said Herman Boone, who coached the Titans from 1971 to 1979. “By doing so, they learned many things about each other that were not passed down to them and for that, the world owes Julius a debt of gratitude.”
“He was a very kind, compassionate human being,” said his wife, Cathy Campbell, who confirmed his death. “If you met him, you loved him.”
Julius Campbell Jr., was born Dec. 5, 1953, the second of five children and the first son of Hazel and Julius Campbell Sr.. When he arrived at T.C. Williams, the school accepted freshmen, sophomores and juniors, but ahead of his junior year in 1971 — the year of the football state championship, Alexandria converted the school into the only building for upperclassmen and sent lowerclassmen to Francis Hammond and George Washington Junior High schools.
The move sparked racial tensions in the city, especially among students leaving Hammond, whose student body was 99 percent white, according to an Associated Press report at the time.
Hammond Coach Bill Yoast was expected to land the job as the new coach of T.C. Williams, but officials chose Boone instead. Yoast agreed to coach on Boone’s staff, easing tensions and paving the way for white players leaving Hammond to join a roster that included African American players.
“You have to understand, we had never been together for three years,” teammate Collin Arrington said of students from the three high schools. “This was going to be our junior year, and then all of a sudden, they decided they were going to bring three schools together and they’d all been enemies for years.”
During summer training camp, Boone took the team for two weeks to Gettysburg, Pa., where, away from the tensions back in their hometown, the group bonded. Campbell and Bertier emerged as leaders.
“Julius took it upon himself to lead the team and rebuild race relations,” Boone said. “He talked to members of the team even up at Gettysburg about how we could come together. It was Julius who came up with the saying that our team is a team of one group of people with ‘one vision.’ And in order to win we must have ‘one heartbeat.’”
“The best thing we ever did was going to Gettysburg,” Arrington said. “We had football camp for two weeks and we trained, and we got out temper tantrums out and our animosity out and we came back as a football team.”
Campbell, a defensive lineman, was among the best players on the team. He was tall with broad shoulders and long arms. “You didn’t run the football at Julius Campbell,” Arrington said. In 13 games, the Titans posted nine shutouts. Opponents averaged just 33.5 yards rushing and 79.9 yards passing per game.
Campbell dreamed to play for legendary coach Woody Hayes at Ohio State, but went first to Ferrum Junior College with plans to transfer to play at a major program. But an ankle injury that never properly healed ended his athletic career, and he returned home to Alexandria to care for his aging father.
The job suited him well, Boone and Arrington said. As a high schooler, Campbell would sometimes bring garden snakes into school and set them loose in Boone’s office as a prank. Arrington said he had a pet boa constrictor.
“He had a hell of a sense of humor,” Boone said. “Everybody loved being around Julius Campbell.”
In his later years, Campbell took up speaking regionally about the team’s journey to overcome racial barriers and about bullying in school, but he was forced to stop due to health problems.
He is survived by Cathy Campbell, his wife of 29 years, as well as his daughter, three stepdaughters, two stepsons and five grandchildren. The family has requested donations to the ’71 Original Titans Scholarship Fund in lieu of flowers.
After 2years Dating Anna Osceola Engaged With Jon Hamm “The Mad Men Costars”
The Mad Men costars first met on the set of AMC series in 2015 and began dating by 2020. Since then, they’ve seen out for meals, playing tennis and having fun at the beach. In September 2021 they even took a romantic trip to Italy together.
Hamm and Osceola made their official red carpet debut at the Oscars afterparty in March 2022, and since have seen at numerous other high-profile events. On the Howard Stern Show in September 2022, Hamm openly discussed his relationship with Osceola – even hinting that they may get marry one day.
When Anna Osceola Engaged With Jon Hamm?
Since they recently announced their engagement, the exact wedding date remains uncertain. We can expect them to tie the knot sometime in 2023, though an exact date hasn’t disclosed. We’ll have to keep our eyes peeled over the coming months to see if they share any further updates.
Hamm and Osceola have been dating for two years, though they kept most of their relationship under wraps. They only photographed together at red-carpet events.
Love is in the air! It appears Mad Men brought more than fame and fortune to its star cast. Rumors have swirling around Hollywood for some time now that show lead actor Jon Hamm engaged to former co-star Anna Osceola. Although neither have made an official statement yet, People Magazine confirmed the news yesterday.
But that’s not all we’re interested in. Many fans have been curious about Osceola’s role on Mad Men, and now we know! She played Clementine – a receptionist at a spiritual retreat where Jon Hamm’s character Don Draper attended.
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Hamm and Osceola first met on the sets of Mad Men in 2015, while she still engaged to Jennifer Westfeldt. Following its end, they reportedly kept up with each other’s activities; they seen buying coffee together in 2017. But it didn’t until May 2020 when they photographed together on a beach that rumors about their relationship began to circulate.
Since then, they’ve seen at various events and parties, such as the Vanity Fair Oscars party this year. On Howard Stern’s show earlier this year, Hamm described their relationship as “comfortable” and hinted at a potential marriage and children.
Before dating Osceola, Hamm was in a long-term relationship with Westfeldt but they ended it amicably. Reports indicate their split caused by Jon’s substance abuse issues and frequent partying.
Anna Osceola is a Massachusetts native who moved to California to pursue an acting career. According to her IMDb profile, she has appeared on shows such as Greek, NCIS and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. We cannot wait to learn more about Hamm and Osceola’s engagement, and we wish them every happiness in the world!
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Anna Osceola, 34 years old, had a small role in Mad Men’s final episode as the receptionist at Esalen – the spiritual retreat attended by Jon Hamm’s character (Don Draper). Beyond her acting career, little else is known about her beyond what has published online or on TV shows like Confess, Fletch and I’m Not Here; plus some appearances on movies and shows such as Narcos: Mexico.
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Everthings About Shawn Mendes & Sabrina Carpenter Dating Real Or Rumor?
Hello guys here we will know all about dating of Shawn Mendes & Sabrina Carpenter Real Or Rumor Now days fans are searching more about Sabrina Carpenter many of followers wanted to know Are Shawn Mendes and Sabrina Carpenter, in love? On Monday morning, Grammy nominee, 24, and “Nonsense” singer-songwriter, 23, were seen taking a spotted together in Los Angeles.
This outing only fuels romance rumors after celebrity gossip site Deuxmoi recently shared a tip suggesting the couple was dating. Reps for Shawn Mendes and Carpenter have yet to provide a statement.
Mendes, who recently revealed his decision to cancel his tour due to “the emotional strain,” previously linked with singer-songwriter Camila Cabello. They began dating soon after the June 2019 release of his single “Senorita.”
They remained together throughout the pandemic, quarantined together in Miami and adopting a dog named Tarzan. On November 17, 2021 they issued joint statements via Instagram announcing their separation.
“Hi guys,” read a statement from us. “While we have decided to end our romantic relationship, our love for one another as human beings remains strong,” it added. “We started this journey together as best friends and will remain so.”
“We are so appreciative of your support from the beginning and look forward to continuing this journey with Camila and Shawn,” read the statement.
Previously, Sabrina Carpenter linked to High School Musical: The Musical: The Series star Joshua Bassett. Dating rumors swirled during the summer of 2020, however when Olivia Rodrigo released her hit single “Driver’s License,” many fans speculated she was actually Carpenter referring to as the “blonde girl” in her lyrics.
Sabrina Carpenter and Bassett never officially confirmed their relationship, but they have frequently discussed each other in interviews. In July 2022, Carpenter released her fifth studio album Emails I Can’t Send which detailed the love and heartbreak she experienced over the past two years as well as the online scrutiny she endured.
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Earthquake in Pakistan and Afghanistan claims the lives of at least 12 people
At least 12 people died and more than 200 were injured when a powerful earthquake shook parts of Pakistan and Afghanistan. The 6.5-magnitude earthquake that rocked Nepal caused destruction to buildings, caused landslides, and sent people fleeing into the streets.
On Tuesday evening, an earthquake hit a mountainous region in Afghanistan’s northeast near the border with Pakistan.
From Jurm Valley in China, earthquakes could be felt as far away as India.
“It was an absolutely terrifying tremor,” Kabul resident Khatera told AFP news agency after fleeing her fifth-floor apartment.
Nine of the confirmed deaths occurred in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.
According to Afghanistan’s health ministry spokesman, three more people were tragically lost in Laghman province near Pakistan’s border. One child was among them, AFP reported.
Many families had been away from their homes celebrating the Persian New Year or Nowruz when the Earthquake in Pakistan and Afghanistan struck.
Emergency workers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa reported to AFP that the damage found so far had been less than anticipated.
However, the remoteness and rugged terrain of affected areas could potentially hinder relief and rescue operations.
Many in the affected regions braved near-freezing temperatures to sleep outside after the earthquake, fearing possible aftershocks. Some had fled their homes barefoot when they felt the shaking.
Islamabad, Pakistan saw the evacuation of a multi-story residential block after huge cracks appeared in its structure.
Phone lines have been disrupted, and in Pakistan, the highway in the Swat area has been blocked due to landslides.
Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has instructed disaster agencies to take immediate measures for people’s relief.
According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre, earthquakes were felt across a 1,000 km area that includes India, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, and Turkmenistan.
Earthquakes are more likely to occur here due to their location at the intersection of the Eurasian and Indian tectonic plates.
In June 2013, more than 1,000 people died when a 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit Afghanistan’s Paktika province – the country’s deadliest earthquake in nearly 25 years.
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