- The Washington Times - Monday, December 8, 2003


Former Washington Redskins trainer Bubba Tyer will be inducted into the club’s Ring of Fame in a ceremony at Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys, team sources said yesterday.

Tyer, who retired in August after 32 years with the Redskins, becomes the fifth inductee since the team moved to FedEx Field in 1997 and streamlined RFK Stadium’s old Hall of Stars, which included a variety of Washington sports figures in addition to former Redskins.

Coach Joe Gibbs, receiver Art Monk and defensive end Dexter Manley were inducted at halftime on Sept.18, 2000, and cornerback Darrell Green was added to the Ring on Dec.29, 2002, after his final game. Both ceremonies came on game days against the Cowboys, the Redskins archrival whom Tyer developed a fervent hatred for during the George Allen era.

Tyer was hired to Allen’s first staff in 1971 and was the club’s last link to that era when he retired during the most recent training camp. He gave way to Dean Kleinschmidt as head trainer in 2002 but stayed on as an executive-level consultant for 11/2 years to ease the team’s transition from Marty Schottenheimer to Steve Spurrier.

Jody Foldesy

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