Dennis “Dirt” Winston, Tim Stubbs to co-host jersey retirement event

Former Pittsburgh Steeler Dennis “Dirt” Winston and UAPB-TV Sports Director Tim Stubbs will serve as co-hosts of the Ultimate Honor Jersey Retirement event that will honor the late James “Red” Allen and the late L.C. Greenwood. The semi-formal affair will be held Friday, February 24 in the William Grant Still Ballroom of the Robinson Center. Festivities will begin with a VIP reception at 6 p.m. followed by a dinner and program at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $100 per person for dinner only, and $150 per person for the VIP reception and dinner.

Dennis “Dirt” Winston has experienced football on and off the field. He was once a part of the Golden Lions football staff where he served as defensive line coach since 2010. Prior to his stint at UAPB, Winston was the defensive coordinator at Mississippi Valley State (2008-09) and at Kentucky State (2000).  He also served as the outside linebackers coach at Arkansas (1997-98), defensive coordinator at Norfolk State (1994-95) and linebackers coach at Arkansas State (1989-91). Winston has also served multiple tenures at Grambling State University as interim coach in 2013, and defensive coordinator from 1992-94 and 1995-97 under the late Head Coach Eddie G. Robinson. Winston was also an assistant coach for the University of Toledo Rockets Mid-American Conference (MAC) for four seasons.  He coached the linebackers from 2001-02 and the defensive line in 2003-04. Winston left Toledo to join the professional ranks as a member of the Edmonton Eskimos of the (Canadian Football League) coaching staff in 2005 coaching the defensive line.  During his first season as an assistant coach with the Eskimos, he helped the team win the Grey Cup.

During his playing days, Winston played linebacker at the University of Arkansas from 1973-76 and was selected to the Razorbacks All-Century Team in 1994.  He is also a member of the University of Arkansas 1970s All Decade Team.  A University of Arkansas, Hall of Honor 2012 inductee, Winston enjoyed a stellar collegiate career as part of the 1975 Razorback Team, which was the Southwest Conference Co-champs and won the Cotton Bowl that year.

He was drafted by the Steelers in the fifth round of 1977 NFL Draft and played eight seasons with the Steelers (1977-81, 1985-87), including Super Bowl Victories in 1978 and 1979.  He also played three seasons with the New Orleans Saints from 1982-84.  Winston earned his nickname “Dirt” by delivering punishing hits, which flattened opponents into the ground.

Tim Stubbs has been the voice of Golden Lions football and basketball for the past 15 years. In his tenure at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Stubbs currently serves as Sports Director of UAPB-TV and hosts a daily UAPB Sports Talk Show, “The Game” on the campus radio station, KUAP 89.7 FM, where he discusses the different facets of all 16 of UAPB Sports.

Stubbs began his broadcast career at KXFE 106.9 FM (2000-2002) in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, where served as an on-air disc jockey and sports personality. He also served as color commentator of the station’s broadcast of local high school football games in Pine Bluff.  When he’s not broadcasting UAPB games or working in the TV station, Stubbs enjoys golfing, hunting, fishing, photography and rooting for his beloved St. Louis Cardinals. This Pine Bluff, Arkansas, native is a 1999 graduate of Berean University in Springfield, Missouri, and is a 1996 graduate of Watson Chapel High School.

Tickets for the event can be purchased at www.uapb.edu/ultimatehonor, in the Development Office, located in Childress Hall at UAPB, or by phone at 575-8701 or 575-8703.

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