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Jerry Tubbs


Gerald Joseph Tubbs

Inducted 1996

Date of Birth



Throckmorton, TX


University of Oklahoma (1954-1956)


Jerry Tubbs played three varsity years at Oklahoma, and the Sooners won all 31 games in that period. He was a fullback in 1954 and averaged six yards on rushing attempts. Coach Bud Wilkinson moved him to center in 1955, and this became his signature position. As a two-way player, he also played linebacker and in a victory over Texas in 1955, he intercepted three passes. In 1956, he was unanimous All-America center and was named Lineman of the Year by three agencies. He placed fourth in the Heisman voting. Tubbs had an 11-year pro career as linebacker for the Chicago Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, and Dallas Cowboys 1957-1967. He then had a 21-year career as assistant coach with the Cowboys. Tubbs graduated from Oklahoma with a degree in economics and was a 1956 Academic All-America. During his three varsity years, Oklahoma's record was 10-0, 11-0, 10-0. The 1954 team was ranked third nationally in the Associated Press and United Press polls. The 1955 and 1956 teams were national champions. In those years Oklahoma played one bowl game. The 1955 team beat Maryland 20-6 in the Orange Bowl.


Height 6'2

Weight 205

Career Highlights

  • 1956 Academic All-America
  • 1956 All-Conference
  • 1956 Heisman - Fourth
  • 1956 Unanimous All-America
  • 1955 All-Conference
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