Sam Hubbard
Sam  Hubbard


Cincinnati, Ohio

High School:
Archbishop Moeller

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 265



Two Buckeyes Named to NFF Hampshire Honor Society

Goins, Hubbard also among 40 OSU Scholar-Athletes honored last Monday


11 Buckeyes Graduate; 34 Named Academic All-Big Ten

Ohio State will suit up 14 college graduates for the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic


J.T., Price, Jamarco and Jordan First-Team All-Big Ten

J.K. Dobbins second team; Parris Campbell and Isaiah Prince third team; 11 Buckeyes honored


Nick Bosa, Tyquan Lewis & Denzel Ward First-Team All-Big Ten

Trio headlines a 14-honoree day for the Buckeyes; Offensive all-Big Ten honors announced Wednesday


Hubbard Earns Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week Honors

Junior DE had 2.5 sacks in Saturday’s win at Michigan


No. 10 Ohio State vs. UNLV

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


No. 8 Ohio State vs. Army

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


No. 2 Ohio State at Indiana

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


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

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


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 graduated from Ohio State in December of 2017 with his degree in finance and elected to bypass his fourth and final season of eligibility to enter the 2018 NFL Draft. He spent four years at Ohio State, was a first-team Academic All-American in 2016 and was a force along the defensive line for Ohio State teams that posted a combined record of 35-5 (49-6 counting his red-shirt year of 2014) including a 23-3 record vs. Big Ten teams and a 3-0 mark vs. Michigan. During this time the Buckeyes won national and Big Ten championships in 2014, won a Big Ten and Cotton Bowl championship in 2017 and a Fiesta Bowl title in 2015. He played in 40 games for his career and made 22 starts at defensive end. He ranks 15th all-time at Ohio State in both quarterback sacks with 17.0 and tackles-for-loss yardage with 154. He contributed 29.5 total tackles for loss during his career and 116 tackles. He also had an interception, three pass break-ups, two fumble recoveries and three forced fumbles. In addition to his Academic All-America honor, Hubbard was a three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree and OSU Scholar-Athlete. He spent a week at Goldman Sachs in New York City in 2016 and spent time with JPMorgan Chase in the spring of 2017.

Honors & Awards
2017: Associated Press, USA Today and ESPN “All Bowl” team, Second-team All-Big Ten (coaches & media), Academic All-Big Ten
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

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.

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 also ranked him the No. 2 OLB prospect in the nation and had high overall rankings by Scout (No. 29) and Rivals (No. 124) and was the No. 9 athlete by 247Sports. He led Archbishop Moeller to consecutive Division I state championships as a junior and senior. Was an outstanding lacrosse player who was committed to playing lacrosse at Notre Dame before choosing to be a Buckeye. First noticed by Urban Meyer at Moeller High School when he was playing dodgeball. Is the son of Amy and Jim Hubbard.


Interceptions: 1, Maryland, Oct 10, 2015
Tackles: 6, 4 times
Sacks: 2.5, at Michigan, Nov 25, 2017 (2-1)
Tackles for loss: 3.5, vs. USC, Dec. 29, 2017 (3.5-18)
Fumbles forced: 1, Michigan State, Nov 21, 2015; at Michigan, Nov 25, 2017; at Rutgers, Sep 30, 2017
Fumbles recovered: 1, Penn State, Oct 17, 2015; Hawai’i, Sep 12, 2015