Born: July 12, 1942 in Nederland, Texas
The senior staffer in the Washington Redskins organization, Bubba Tyer has enjoyed more than 30 years with the Skins and 24 years as the team’s head trainer. One of the most respected trainers in the NFL and in his profession, Tyer has been an integral part of all five Redskins’ Super Bowl teams and three Super Bowl championships.
A graduate of Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, Tyer was head trainer for the United States Marine Corps varsity sports program at Quantico for four years (1968-71) before joining Redskins head coach George Allen’s first staff in 1971. Since then he has worked for five different head coaches – Allen, Joe Gibbs, Jack Pardee, Richie Petitbon, and Norv Turner.
Tyer currently sits on the board for the NFL Committee on Drugs of Abuse and is a former president of the Pro Football Athletic Trainers Society. With a passion for golf, Tyer had every golfer’s wish come true when he had the opportunity to play Augusta National in 1993. He and his wife, Cathy, have one daughter, Ashley, a Virginia Tech student, and they reside in Herndon, VA.