Sam Hubbard among three OSU DEs & Baker on Nagurski list; Jamarco & Price on Outland
Rimington Trophy selects Price to its preseason list; Lott IMPACT Trophy tabs Lewis & Hubbard
Academic All-American Sam Hubbard leads six-year high for academic achievers
Ohio State’s 52nd Academic All-American carries a 3.61 GPA while majoring in finance
Lewis, McMillan, Hooker, Lattimore and Johnston garner first-team honors
The Buckeyes host the Rebels for the first time in program history.
For the first time, the Buckeyes host the Black Knights at Ohio Stadium
The Buckeyes open up the 2017 campaign in Bloomington with a Big Ten clash with the Hoosiers.
Ohio State meets Clemson in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl/College Football Playoff Semifinal
The Buckeyes welcome the Cornhuskers to Ohio Stadium for a Top-10 Showdown.
Notable: Hubbard is the 30th first-team Academic All-American for the football program and the third in two years ... center Jacoby Boren and kicker Jack Willoughby were first-team Academic All-Americans in 2015.
Honors & Awards
2016: First-team Academic All-American, Honorable mention All-Big Ten (coaches & media), Academic All-Big Ten, OSU Scholar-Athlete
2015: Freshman All-American (USA Today), Academic All-Big Ten, OSU Scholar-Athlete
2014: OSU Scholar-Athlete
2016 Season: Hubbard started every game for the Buckeyes and was second on the team among defensive lineman with 46 tackles ... also contributed 8.0 tackles-for-loss, including 3.5 sacks, and two pass break-ups ... set career high with six tackles against Penn State and Michigan ... had five stops in wins over Wisconsin and Nebraska.
2015 Season: Hubbard was named a freshman All-American by USA Today ... he earned the start in the season opener against Virginia Tech and was a key back-up in the final 12 games for the 12-1 Buckeyes ... recorded 28 tackles, including eight tackles-for-loss totaling 44 yards plus 6.5 quarterback sacks ... he also recorded an interception (vs. Maryland), a pass break-up, three quarterback pressures, a forced fumble and had two fumble recoveries.
More on Sam: Hubbard was a first-team Associated Press Division I all-state safety in 2013 and was rated by Scout as the No. 1 player in the state of Ohio and a five-star recruit … Scout ranked him the No. 2 OLB prospect in the nation while Rivals and ESPN rated him No. 37 and No. 43, respectively … also highly rated overall nationally by Scout (No. 29) and Rivals (No. 124) and as the No. 9 athlete by 247Sports … Hubbard led Archbishop Moeller to consecutive Division I state championships as a junior and senior … he recorded 109 tackles and five interceptions as a senior, including a 10-tackle performance against Mentor in the 2013 state title game to cap a 14-1 season … also had a fumble recovery, interception and blocked extra point vs. Mentor … all five of his 2013 interceptions came in the state playoffs, including two vs. St. Xavier … Hubbard had 75 tackles and two interceptions for Moeller’s 2012 state champion team that finished 12-3 … is an outstanding lacrosse player, as well, who considered playing college lacrosse before choosing to be a Buckeye … is the son of Amy and Jim Hubbard.
HUBBARD'S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS