Dave is the founder of the Bible of the king of sports in the state, Texas Football Magazine, and the former sports editor at the Waco Tribune-Herald. He has perhaps witnessed more Baylor athletic endeavors than anyone else. A past president of the Football Writers Association of America, he received the first Wilbur Evans Award for Lifetime Achievement in Sports Journalism by the Headliners Club of Austin. The press box at Floyd Casey Stadium in Waco has been named the Dave Campbell Media Center in his honor. A Waco-area native, Dave graduated cum laude from Baylor in 1950 and was named a Distinguished Alumnus in 1992. He won the Touchdown Club's Touchdowner of the Year Award in 1996, which is given annually for extraordinary contributions and outstanding achievement reflecting honor and sportsmanship to football over a lengthy period of time. Campbell was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 2005.