American Football Database
Danny Stubbs
Date of birth: (1965-01-03) January 3, 1965 (age 57)
Place of birth: Long Branch, New Jersey
Career information
Position(s): Defensive end
College: Miami (FL)
NFL Draft: 1988 / Round: 2 / Pick: 33
 As player:
San Francisco 49ers
Dallas Cowboys
Cincinnati Bengals
Philadelphia Eagles
Miami Dolphins
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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

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

San Francisco 49ers

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

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.

Stubbs was demoted in the offseason in favor of Tony Tolbert because of attitude problems, he also had a 26-day holdout that ended with a signed three-year contract that would have given him a pay raise if he had reclaimed his starter position. Nine games into the 1991 season he was waived by the team because of poor play.

Cincinnati Bengals

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

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

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 resigned by the Dolphins, but his play would suffer during the next two seasons because of injuries, before retiring with 51 1/2 career sacks.

Personal life

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.[2]


  1. Danny Stubbs, database Football. Accessed October 1, 2007.

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