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Sam Hubbard
Sam  Hubbard

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Cincinnati, Ohio

High School:
Archbishop Moeller

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 265

Position:
DE

07/13/2017

Hubbard, Jamarco & 4 More Buckeyes Watched by Outland/Nagurski

Sam Hubbard among three OSU DEs & Baker on Nagurski list; Jamarco & Price on Outland

05/22/2017

Billy Price, Tyquan Lewis & Sam Hubbard on Watch Lists

Rimington Trophy selects Price to its preseason list; Lott IMPACT Trophy tabs Lewis & Hubbard

03/27/2017

38 From Football Team Named an OSU Scholar-Athlete

Academic All-American Sam Hubbard leads six-year high for academic achievers

12/01/2016

Sam Hubbard Earns 1st-Team Academic All-America Honors

Ohio State’s 52nd Academic All-American carries a 3.61 GPA while majoring in finance

11/29/2016

Tyquan Lewis, Cam Johnston Headline OSU's Big Ten Honorees

Lewis, McMillan, Hooker, Lattimore and Johnston garner first-team honors

09/22/2017

No. 10 Ohio State vs. UNLV

The Buckeyes host the Rebels for the first time in program history.

09/16/2017

No. 8 Ohio State vs. Army

For the first time, the Buckeyes host the Black Knights at Ohio Stadium

08/31/2017

No. 2 Ohio State at Indiana

The Buckeyes open up the 2017 campaign in Bloomington with a Big Ten clash with the Hoosiers.

12/31/2016

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl: No. 3 Ohio State vs. No. 2 Clemson

Ohio State meets Clemson in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl/College Football Playoff Semifinal

11/05/2016

No. 6 Ohio State vs. No. 10 Nebraska

The Buckeyes welcome the Cornhuskers to Ohio Stadium for a Top-10 Showdown.

Ohio State Overview: Sam Hubbard is a fourth-year junior who is emerging into a force on the Ohio State defensive line ... already a veteran of 26 games played and 14 starts at defensive end ... he ranks second on the team in both career tackles-for-loss (16.0 for 86 yards) and quarterback sacks (10.0) ... also has a full line of statistics, including 74 career tackles, an interception, three pass break-ups, two fumble recoveries and a forced fumble ... pursuing his degree in finance ... spent a week at Goldman Sachs in New York City in 2016 and spent time with JPMorgan Chase this past spring.

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

YEAR G-GS UA A TOT TFL YD SCK QBH
2015 13-1 16 12 28 8.0 44 6.5 3
2016 13-13 21 25 46 8.0 42 3.5 4
Tot. 26-14 37 37 74 16.0 86 10.0 7