William H. Paris Jr. is better known as “Bubba” Paris. He hails from Louisville, Kentucky, where he attended DeSales High School and was team captain and MVP. He went to the University of Michigan where he played for Bo Schembechler. While playing for Michigan, they won two Big Ten Titles, a Rose Bowl and Blue Bonnet Bowl Championship. He was a four-year letterman, an All-American, two time All-Big Ten, second team Academic All-American, Academic All-Big Ten, and Academic All-District. He also played in two college All-Star games: the Japan and Hula Bowls.
In 1982, he was the San Francisco Forty-Niner’s first draft choice. He played with them for nine years; eight of which he started at left tackle. In those nine years, they won three Super Bowl Championships, eight Western Division Titles and played in five NFC Championship games. They were known as the team of the decade! He was also the players’ union representative for five years.
He's now the Executive Director/CEO of Tracy Community Connection Center.