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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
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Scenes from the Buckeyes' first road game of the season at Oklahoma.
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
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