Winfred O’Neal Tubbs 23 years Later

Winfred O’Neal Tubbs 23 yearsLater

52 year old Winfred Tubbs from Fairfield Texas is a former NFL Inside Linebacker who is now a full-time entrepreneur. Football was present in Tubbs life from the very start. He began playing in third grade through the YMCA. Tubbs fit right in picking up the sport at that age as most kids around that time played football. He grew up playing with his older cousin who went to the University of Oklahoma and played in the NFL for three years. “We were always kind of competitive with each other,” Tubbs said.


Playing football while attending the University of Texas at Austin with a scholarship, Tubbs got drafted into the NFL in 1994 for the New Orleans Saints where he played for 5 years. He then signed a contract to play for the San Francisco 49ers in 1998 where he played for 3 years. To this day, Tubbs getting drafted into the NFL is his most charitable memory.


“I was one of those guys that thought I would get drafted a lot higher than I did,” Tubbs said. “But I was happy when I went so I was very very happy about it. New Orleans was kind of close to home. My parents and all my friends from college would come down to visit so it was a perfect place.” In sports, it is important to stand out from other players in the eyes of recruiters, and Tubbs did just that all the way to his NFL career. Being tall and quick with a knack for getting to the ball, Tubbs made a great linebacker for the NFL. It was a challenge for him as he realized that everyone in the NFL was talented compared to college football teams where there might be a few players on certain teams who weren’t. “It wasn’t that big of a change to me. In college I faced good players,” Tubbs said.


“The only difference I would say is everybody across the board was good in every position.” Tubbs took his role as an inside linebacker seriously as having this role the team looked up to him to line up the team, make the play calls, and give directions for the whole defense. As an inside linebacker, Tubbs says communication and leadership skills are crucial for this position.


Now no longer in the NFL after retiring in 2000, Tubbs has been keeping his hands full with entrepreneurship managing Hill Country Ford car dealership, Fig and Olive realty, and TW Oil Field Servies. When Tubbs watches the NFL now, he sees how much faster and more skilled the players are today compared to when he was in the NFL. To Tubbs, the players that make up the NFL today are more in shape, physical, and athletic. Yet he describes the game back then as more physical because the game has changed now to where players are not allowed to be as physical as they used to be.


“It’s an era of players being taken care of,” Tubbs said. “Back then if I got a concussion I could get some smelling salts and get back in there. It was no such thing as sitting out if you got a concussion. You could hit the quarterback a lot more than you can now.” Tubbs cherishes his favorite memories and most proud accomplishments in the NFL such as making the Pro Bowl, the All-Pro team, and becoming MVP for the New Orleans Saints for about 2 years. However, the one memory he is sure to never forget is the day he got drafted.


“Being from a small town, I never really thought about being in the NFL,” said Tubbs. “Everything just seemed to happen. I played football I played my hardest and I look up and I’m getting recruited by every school in the nation.” Tubbs was never the person to state he would be in the NFL or dream about doing so. The NFL dream saw him and gave him the opportunity to do what he loved to do on a professional level, which he did for six years. Tubbs advises anyone striving to be in the NFL to simply play the game and love the game. Not focused on the prize, just the ability you have to play the hardest you can. “Once I got there I just gave it my all and played until I couldn’t play anymore,” Tubbs said.

October 16, 2023, HOUSTON, TX – Congressional Candidate Amanda Edwards has raised over $1 million in less than 4 months, a substantial sum that helps bolster the frontrunner status of the former At-Large Houston City Council Member in her bid for U.S. Congress. Edwards raised over $433,000 in Q3 of 2023. This strong Q3 report expands on a successful Q2 where Edwards announced just 11 days after declaring her candidacy that she had raised over $600,000. With over $829,000 in cash-on-hand at the end of the September 30th financial reporting period, Edwards proves again that she is the clear frontrunner in the race. “I am beyond grateful for the strong outpouring of support that will help me to win this race and serve the incredible people of the 18th Congressional District,” said Edwards. “We are at a critical juncture in our nation’s trajectory, and we need to send servant leaders to Congress who can deliver the results the community deserves. The strong support from our supporters will help us to cultivate an 18th Congressional District where everyone in it can thrive.” Edwards said. “Amanda understands the challenges that the hard-working folks of the 18th Congressional District face because she has never lost sight of who she is or where she comes from; she was born and raised right here in the 18th Congressional District of Houston,” said Kathryn McNiel, spokesperson for Edwards’ campaign. Edwards has been endorsed by Higher Heights PAC, Collective PAC, Krimson PAC, and the Brady PAC. She has also been supported by Beto O’Rourke, among many others. About Amanda: Amanda is a native Houstonian, attorney and former At-Large Houston City Council Member. Amanda is a graduate of Eisenhower High School in Aldine ISD. Edwards earned a B.A. from Emory University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Edwards practiced law at Vinson & Elkins LLP and Bracewell LLP before entering public service. Edwards is a life-long member of St. Monica Catholic Church in Acres Homes. For more information, please visit

As September 13th rolls around, we extend our warmest birthday wishes to the creative powerhouse, Tyler Perry, a man whose indomitable spirit and groundbreaking work have left an indelible mark on the world of entertainment. With his multifaceted talents as an actor, playwright, screenwriter, producer, and director, Tyler Perry has not only entertained but also inspired audiences worldwide, particularly within the African-American community, where his influence and role have been nothing short of powerful. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1969, Tyler Perry’s journey to stardom was a path riddled with adversity. Raised in a turbulent household, he found refuge in writing, using it as a therapeutic outlet. This period of introspection gave rise to one of his most iconic creations, Madea, a vivacious, no-nonsense grandmother who would later become a beloved figure in Perry’s works, offering a unique blend of humor and profound life lessons. Despite facing numerous challenges, including rejection and financial struggles, Perry’s determination and unwavering belief in his abilities propelled him forward. In 1992, he staged his first play, “I Know I’ve Been Changed,” which, although met with limited success, was a pivotal moment in his career. Unfazed by initial setbacks, Perry continued to hone his craft, and by 1998, he had successfully produced a string of stage plays that showcased his storytelling prowess.

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