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Sam Hubbard (born June 29, 1995) is an American football defensive end for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Ohio State.

Sam Hubbard
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Hubbard with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2018
No. 94 – Cincinnati Bengals
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1995-06-29) June 29, 1995 (age 24)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:265 lb (120 kg)
Career information
High school:Archbishop Moeller
(Cincinnati, Ohio)
College:Ohio State
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 3 / Pick: 77
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 5, 2019
Total tackles:71
Sacks:9.0
Forced fumbles:2
Fumble recoveries:1
Pass deflections:2
Defensive touchdowns:1
Player stats at NFL.com

Early yearsEdit

Hubbard attended Archbishop Moeller High School in Cincinnati, Ohio.[1] As a senior, he had 109 tackles and five interceptions. He was rated as a five-star recruit by Scout.com and committed to Ohio State University to play college football.[2][3] Hubbard also played lacrosse in high school, and was at one time committed to the University of Notre Dame to play college lacrosse.[4]

College careerEdit

Hubbard redshirted his first year at Ohio State in 2014.[5][6] As a redshirt freshman in 2015, he played in all 13 games and had 28 tackles and 6.5 sacks.[7] As a redshirt sophomore in 2016, he started all 13 games and had 46 tackles and 3.5 sacks.[8][9] Hubbard played in 14 games in 2017 as a redshirt junior and had 42 tackles along with a career high 7 sacks.[10] Hubbard declared for the 2018 NFL Draft on December 30, 2017.[11]

Professional careerEdit

On December 30, 2017, Hubbard released a statement on Twitter announcing his decision to enter the 2018 NFL Draft.[12] He attended the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis and completed the majority of combine drills, but opted to skip the 40-yard dash and bench press. Hubbard participated in linebacker and defensive end drills at the combine.[13] On March 22, 2018, he participated at Ohio State's pro day and performed positional drills, the 40-yard dash, 20-yard dash, and 10-yard dash. At the conclusion of the pre-draft process, Hubbard was projected to be a first or second round pick by NFL draft experts and scouts. He was ranked the third best defensive end in the draft by DraftScout.com, was ranked the fourth best defensive end by Scouts Inc., and was also ranked the fifth best edge rusher in the draft by Sports Illustrated.[14][15][16]

External video
  Sam Hubbard's NFL Combine Workout
Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 5 38 in
(1.97 m)
270 lb
(122 kg)
33 18 in
(0.84 m)
10 in
(0.25 m)
4.74 s 1.60 s 2.73 s 4.28 s 7.07 s 34 in
(0.86 m)
10 ft 1 in
(3.07 m)
24 reps
All values from NFL Combine/Ohio State's Pro Day[17]

The Cincinnati Bengals selected Hubbard in the third round (77th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.[18] Hubbard was the seventh defensive end drafted in 2018.[19]

External video
  Bengals draft Sam Hubbard 77th overall

On June 21, 2018, the Cincinnati Bengals signed Hubbard to a four-year, $3.61 million contract that includes a signing bonus of $929,200.[20]

On September 13, Hubbard recorded his first-career sack against the Baltimore Ravens, bringing down Joe Flacco for a loss of 11 yards in the 34–23 victory.[21] In a Week 5 victory over the Miami Dolphins, he recorded a 19-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown.[22] As a rookie, he totaled 39 total tackles, nine quarterback hits, seven tackles-for-loss, two passes defensed, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery.[23]

In the Bengals' 2019 regular season opener, Hubbard recorded two sacks and a career-best 10 tackles in the 21–20 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.[24] In week 5 against the Arizona Cardinals, Hubbard sacked rookie quarterback Kyler Murray once in the 26-23 loss. [25]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ohio State DE Sam Hubbard's long, strange road to pass-rushing success". ESPN.com. Retrieved October 5, 2018.
  2. ^ "Sam Hubbard, Cincinnati Bengals, Strong-Side Defensive End". 24/7 Sports. Retrieved October 5, 2018.
  3. ^ Wasserman, Ari (January 29, 2014). "Cincinnati LB, Ohio State commit Sam Hubbard's recruiting snapshot: National Signing Day 2014". Cleveland.com. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  4. ^ Wasserman, Ari (November 14, 2013). "Once committed to Notre Dame for lacrosse, Ohio State LB commit Sam Hubbard emerging as top football prospect: Buckeyes recruiting". Cleveland.com. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  5. ^ Dyer, Mike (January 6, 2015). "Ohio State has significant plans for redshirt freshman Sam Hubbard". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  6. ^ Lesmerises, Doug (December 12, 2014). "Ohio State's redshirt legend, Sam Hubbard: 'Hopefully, I can live up to it'". Cleveland.com. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  7. ^ "Sam Hubbard ready to be starter for Ohio State Buckeyes". My Dayton Daily News. Retrieved October 5, 2018.
  8. ^ May, Tim. "Ohio State football - Sam Hubbard banking on big fourth year". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved October 5, 2018.
  9. ^ Ward, Austin. "Ohio State DE Sam Hubbard's long, strange road to pass-rushing success". ESPN.com. Retrieved October 5, 2018.
  10. ^ "Sam Hubbard Biography". Ohio State Buckeyes Athletics. Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  11. ^ "Former Moeller star and OSU standout Hubbard going to the NFL". Cincinnati.com. Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  12. ^ Goodbread, Chase (December 30, 2018). "Ohio State's Sam Hubbard intends to enter the 2018 NFL Draft". NFL.com. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  13. ^ Tamanini, Matt (April 27, 2018). "Everything you need to know about Ohio State DE Sam Hubbard". landgrantholyland.com. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  14. ^ "*Sam Hubbard, DS #3 DE, Ohio State". draftscout.com. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  15. ^ "Sam Hubbard". ESPN.com. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  16. ^ "The 2018 NFL Draft Big Board, Vol. 2". si.com. March 7, 2018. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  17. ^ "NFL Draft Profile: Sam Hubbard". National Football League. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  18. ^ "2018 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved September 30, 2019.
  19. ^ Marcum, Jason (April 27, 2018). "Cincinnati Bengals select Sam Hubbard in Round 3". CincyJungle.com. Retrieved May 26, 2018.
  20. ^ "Spotrac.com: Sam Hubbard contract". Spotrac.com. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  21. ^ Toback, Rebecca (September 14, 2018). "Sam Hubbard's first NFL game in his hometown stadium was one to remember". Cincy Jungle. Retrieved September 30, 2019.
  22. ^ Page, Fletcher. "2018 Cincinnati Bengals: Michael Johnson, Sam Hubbard TDs help fuel comeback victory". Cincinnati.com. Retrieved September 30, 2019.
  23. ^ "Sam Hubbard 2018 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved September 30, 2019.
  24. ^ "Bengals' Sam Hubbard: Notches two sacks in loss". CBSSports.com. Retrieved September 30, 2019.
  25. ^ "Kyler Murray leads Cardinals to 1st win, 26-23 over Bengals". www.espn.com. October 6, 2019. Retrieved October 6, 2019.

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