Earl Campbell, the upstanding Texan who is the NFL's first rookie rushing champion since Jim Brown in 1957, is a unanimous All-AFC pick of the 56 writers doing the postseason honors for United Press International. The Humble Earl of the Earlers, er, Oilers, totaled 1,450 yards on 302 carries. John Hannah (52), Lynn Swann (50) and Terry Bradshaw (50) were the next highest vote-getters. (See Scoreboard for complete UPI All-AFC).

Joe B. Hall, the Kentucky basketball coach, cared a lot less about his Wildcats' 67-66 loss Saturday to Indiana after the phone call he received after returning to Lexington: a twin-engine private plane carrying Jo Dean, 25, a Hall assistant, and Mrs. Dean on a scouting trip had crashed in east Tennessee. The pilot, Dr. Harry Bailey, 41, of Lexington, was killed; the Deans survived with injuries deemed not serious.

Bill Schyman of Beltsville has been named to the American Athletic Association of the Deaf's hall of fame and will be inducted March 30 in Houston, in conjunction with the 35th annual National Deaf basketball tournament.That's fitting, for the 6-5 Schyman starred in basketball at DePaul (out of Chicago's Lane Tech H. S. in the late 40s), later played pro ball for the original Baltimore Bullets (who folded under him), then with the Washington Generals, the touring foils for the Harlem Globetrotters. Then he led teams in Chicago, Buffalo and Washington to national deaf championships. He's a teacher in the Prince George's public schools and operates a sports instructional camp in the summer.