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Former Oklahoma All-American And Dallas Cowboys' Assistant Dies At 77

Jerry Tubbs, who was a mainstay on Bud Wilkinson’s Oklahoma teams of the mid-1950s that set an NCAA record with 47 consecutive wins and went on to a 10-year career as a player in the NFL, died June 16 in the Dallas area. He was 77 years old.


The OU All-American played at Oklahoma from 1954-56. He was the 10th overall draft pick in the 1957 NFL draft by the Chicago Cardinals and played ten seasons in the NFL before retiring to become an assistant under coach Tom Landry of the Dallas Cowboys. Tubbs spent 22 years as an assistant coach for the Cowboys.


The former OU center, who began his college career as a fullback, was fourth in the Heisman Trophy voting in 1956, the year college football’s most prestigious individual honor was awarded to Paul Hornung of Notre Dame.