Danny Stubbs

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Danny Stubbs
Date of birth: (1965-01-03) January 3, 1965 (age 49)
Place of birth: Long Branch, New Jersey
Career information
Position(s): Defensive end
College: Miami (FL)
NFL Draft: 1988 / Round: 2 / Pick: 33
Organizations
As player:
1988-1989
1990-1991
1991-1993
1995
1996-1999
San Francisco 49ers
Dallas Cowboys
Cincinnati Bengals
Philadelphia Eagles
Miami Dolphins
Career stats
Playing stats at NFL.com

Daniel Stubbs, II (born January 3, 1965 in Long Branch, New Jersey) is a former professional American football defensive end in the National Football League. He played for ten seasons from 1988 to 1999 for the San Francisco 49ers, the Dallas Cowboys, the Cincinnati Bengals, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Miami Dolphins. Stubbs played on two Super Bowl winning teams for the 49ers in his first two seasons of his career.

Early years[edit]

Stubbs played high school football at Red Bank Regional High School in Little Silver, New Jersey.[1] He also was a basketball star who had a school-record 74 careers blocks, while leading his team to a state basketball title as a senior.

He was recruited by Howard Schnellenberger to play college football at the University of Miami, but he departed for the USFL before his freshman season started, making Jimmy Johnson his head coach. As a sophomore he was moved from outside linebacker to defensive end. As a senior in 1987 he helped the team win a National Championship, was named an All American and was selected to play in the Japan Bowl in Tokyo.

He finished his college career as the school's all-time career (39 1/2) and single season (17 in 1986) sack leader. He also had 25 tackles for loss and 267 total tackles and holds the school record for his position with 139 assists. In 1999 he was inducted into the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame.

Professional career[edit]

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

He was selected in the second round of the 1988 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers and although he never started for them, he was part of the 1988 and 1989 Super Bowl winning teams.

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

In 1990 the Dallas Cowboys traded a second and third-round draft choices to the San Francisco 49ers for Stubbs, Terrence Flagler and the 49ers third and eleventh-round draft choices. That year he started 15 games at left defensive end and finished tied with defensive tackle Jimmie Jones for the team lead with 7 1/2 sacks. He was the Cowbboys leader with 30 QB pressures.

Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

He was claimed off waivers by the Cincinnati Bengals and had a career high 9 sacks in 1992. He was eventually waived during the 1994 offseason

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Stubbs spent a year out of football before being signed as a free agent in 1995 by the Philadelphia Eagles, reuniting him with Ray Rhodes. He started 6 games and had 5 1/2 sacks .

Miami Dolphins[edit]

In 1996 as a free agent he rejected an offer from the Eagles and signed instead a one-year contract with the Miami Dolphins, reuniting him with Jimmy Johnson. Stubbs started 15 games at right defensive end and finished with 9 sacks. He was re-signed by the Dolphins, but his play would suffer during the next two seasons because of injuries, before retiring with 51 1/2 career sacks.

NFL stats[edit]

Year Team Games Combined Tackles Tackles Assisted Tackles Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Fumble Return Yards Interceptions Interception Return Yards Yards per Interception Return Longest Interception Return Interceptions Returned for Touchdown Passes Defended
1988 SF 16 0 0 0 6.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1989 SF 16 0 0 0 4.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1990 DAL 16 0 0 0 7.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1991 DAL 9 0 0 0 1.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1991 CIN 7 0 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 CIN 16 0 0 0 9.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1993 CIN 16 24 20 4 5.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1995 PHI 16 21 19 2 5.5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
1996 MIA 16 33 30 3 9.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997 MIA 1 3 3 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 MIA 5 4 2 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Career 134 85 74 11 51.5 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 5

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Personal life[edit]

The Stubbs Sandwich is a food item named in his honor, that is sold in a restaurant chain in Coppell, Texas and heavily-endorsed by John Madden.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Danny Stubbs, database Football. Accessed October 1, 2007.
  2. ^ "Danny Stubbs Stats". ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 11 April 2014. 
  3. ^ http://www.coppelldeli.com/new/index.htm

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