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 25)
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
* Cincinnati Bengals ( 2018–present)
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:39
Forced fumbles:1
Fumble recoveries:1
Pass deflections:2
Defensive touchdowns:1
Player stats at

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.

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 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, 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]

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16px Sam Hubbard's NFL Combine Workout
Pre-draft measureables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 5⅜ in 270 lb33 1/8 in10 in 4.74 s 1.60 s 2.73 s 4.28 s 7.07 s 34 in 10 ft 1 in 24 reps

The Cincinnati Bengals selected Hubbard in the third round (77th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft. Hubbard was the seventh defensive end drafted in 2018.[17]

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16px 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.[18]

On September 13, Hubbard recorded his first-career sack against the Baltimore Ravens, bringing down Joe Flacco for a loss of 11 yards.[19]


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  2. "Sam Hubbard, Cincinnati Bengals, Strong-Side Defensive End" (in en-US).
  3. Wasserman, Ari (January 29, 2014). "Cincinnati LB, Ohio State commit Sam Hubbard's recruiting snapshot: National Signing Day 2014".
  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".
  5. Dyer, Mike (January 6, 2015). "Ohio State has significant plans for redshirt freshman Sam Hubbard".
  6. Lesmerises, Doug (December 12, 2014). "Ohio State's redshirt legend, Sam Hubbard: 'Hopefully, I can live up to it'". Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  7. "Sam Hubbard ready to be starter for Ohio State Buckeyes" (in en). My Dayton Daily News.
  8. May, Tim. "Ohio State football - Sam Hubbard banking on big fourth year" (in en). The Columbus Dispatch.
  9. "Ohio State DE Sam Hubbard's long, strange road to pass-rushing success" (in en).
  10. "Sam Hubbard Bio :: The Ohio State University :: Official Athletic Site". Ohio State Buckeyes. Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  11. "Former Moeller star and OSU standout Hubbard going to the NFL". cincinnati. Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  12. Goodbread, Chase (December 30, 2018). "Ohio State's Sam Hubbard intends to enter the 2018 NFL Draft". Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  13. "Everything you need to know about Ohio State DE Sam Hubbard". April 27, 2018. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  14. "*Sam Hubbard, DS #3 DE, Ohio State". Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  15. "NFL Sam Hubbard-ESPN". Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  16. "The 2018 NFL Draft Big Board, Vol. 2". March 7, 2018. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  17. "Cincinnati Bengals select Sam Hubbard in Round 3". April 27, 2018. Retrieved May 26, 2018.
  18. " Sam Hubbard contract". Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  19. Toback, Rebecca (September 14, 2018). "Sam Hubbard’s first NFL game in his hometown stadium was one to remember". Cincy Jungle.

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