Several people have gained the limelight through their connections with renowned personalities and Reuna Smith can be regarded as one of them. Reuna is the celebrated wife who came to the limelight for being the wife of the former professional football player, Earl Campbell.
Reuna Smith’s Family
Reuna Smith led a quiet life before breaking into the spotlight. In that regard, not much is known about her upbringing or even her parents, siblings, or other family members. She rose to prominence when she married the famous football player Earl Campbell on May 30, 1980.
Earl Christian Campbell was born on March 29, 1955, to Ann and Bert “B.C.” Campbell in Tyler, Texas. He was nicknamed “the Tyler Rose.” He was the sixth of 11 siblings. Bert Campbell died when Earl was 11 years old. He began playing football in fifth grade as a kicker but moved to linebacker in sixth grade after watching Dick Butkus, whom he modeled his playing style after. He has been married to Reuna since 1980 and has two children, Christian Campbell, and Tyler Campbell.
Christian played football for the University of Houston. Tyler was a running back for San Diego State but had to stop playing due to Multiple Sclerosis. Tyler now spends his time raising awareness about multiple sclerosis.
Reuna Smith’s Net Worth
Reuna Smith lived a very private life away from media attention. There isn’t much information about her net worth or career path on the internet. But she has been a support system for her husband and kids, thereby providing them the required confidence and sporting environment triggering their passion for the game. Her husband, Earl Campbell is a world-famous football player and entrepreneur. Reuna’s sons have equal love and passion for the game.
Earl played as a running back in the National Football League (NFL) for the Houston Oilers and New Orleans Saints. Known for his aggressive, punishing running style and ability to break tackles, Campbell gained recognition as one of the best power running backs in NFL history. He played college football for the Texas Longhorns, where he won the Heisman Trophy and earned unanimous All-America honors and numerous other accolades. He won the AP NFL Most Valuable Player Award in 1979 after leading the league in rushing yards and touchdowns. He was inducted into both the College Football Hall of Fame (1990) and the Pro Football Hall of Fame (1991).
In 2019, he was named to the NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team. He also became the first recipient of the Davey O’Brien Memorial Trophy for being an outstanding player in the Southwest Conference. In 1990, he founded Earl Campbell Meat Products, Inc. which manufactures and sells Earl Campbell’s Smoked Sausage and other food products. He also opened a restaurant in 1999 on Sixth Street in Austin called Earl Campbell’s Lone Star BBQ. Earl has a net worth of $27 million.