Name: Milt Campbell
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): Decathlon
DOB: 12/9/1933
Birthplace: Plainfield, N.J.
Hometown: Plainfield, N.J.
High School: Plainfield High School (Plainfield, N.J.)
College: Indiana University
Olympic Experience
  • Two-time Olympian (1952, 1956); two-time Olympic medalist (1 gold, 1 silver)
  • Helsinki 1952, silver (decathlon)
  • Melbourne 1956, gold (decathlon)
Personal: Was an All-American swimmer at Plainfield High School...Named world’s greatest high school athlete in 1952...Practiced karate at an elite level throughout his life...Excelled in football and track at Indiana University...Played professional football with the Cleveland Browns in the NFL and several teams in the Canadian Football League...Named the greatest athlete of the 20th century by the Newark Star-Ledger...Member of the National Track & Field Hall of Fame and the Black Athletes’ Hall of Fame.