Bubba McDowell
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McDowell with Prairie View A&M in 2022
Prairie View A&M Panthers
Position:Head coach
Personal information
Born: (1966-11-04) November 4, 1966 (age 57)
Fort Gaines, Georgia, U.S.
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:206 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school:Merritt Island (Merritt Island, Florida)
College:Miami (FL)
NFL draft:1989 / Round: 3 / Pick: 77
Career history
As a player:
As a coach:
  • Prairie View A&M (2012–2018)
    Defensive backs coach
  • Prairie View A&M (2019–2021)
    Assistant head coach
  • Prairie View A&M (2022–present)
    Head coach
Career highlights and awards
As player:

As head coach:

Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:486
Forced fumbles:10
Fumble recoveries:6
Player stats at NFL.com

Leonard "Bubba" McDowell[1] (born November 4, 1966) is an American football coach and former player. He played professionally as a safety for seven seasons in the National Football League (NFL) with the Houston Oilers and Carolina Panthers. McDowell played college football at the University of Miami. He was drafted by the Oilers in the third round of the 1989 NFL Draft.[2]

Coaching career

After the departure of Eric Dooley, McDowell was named the head coach of the Prairie View A&M Panthers football team on January 4, 2022.[3]

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Prairie View A&M Panthers (Southwestern Athletic Conference) (2022–present)
2022 Prairie View A&M 6–5 5–3 T–1st (West)
2023 Prairie View A&M 6–6 6–2 T–1st (West)
Prairie View A&M: 12–11 11–5
Total: 12–11
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth


  1. ^ "Bubba McDowell Stats". Pro-Football-Reference.com.
  2. ^ "1989 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2023-05-26.
  3. ^ "Ex-Oilers safety Bubba McDowell named new Prairie View A&M football coach". 4 January 2022.