Nick Chubb was one of the lucky players who made it on the 2018 NFL Draft list. He was selected by the Cleveland Browns as the 35th overall pick in the second round of the draft, thus, he currently plays for the team as running back. Before his professional debut, Nick played college football at Georgia.
Who Is Nick Chubb Of NFL?
As mentioned above, Nick Chubb is an NFL running back who currently plays with the Cleveland Browns. He was born in Cedartown, Georgia on the 27th of December 1995. Nick is from a lineage of football players. His father, Henry Chubb played football for Valdosta State University; his uncle, Aaron played as a linebacker during his days at Georgia State University. Nick has two elder brothers (Henry and Zach), who both played football in college.
While Henry played as an outside linebacker at Troy University; Zach played at the Air Force as a defensive back. Nick Chubb also has two cousins (Brandon Chubb and Bradley Chubb) who are professional NFL players. Brandon plays for the Tennessee Titans and Bradley was also drafted at the 2018 NFL Draft and currently plays for the Denver Broncos.
Nick attended Cedartown High School in his birth town, Cedartown, Georgia, where he played football and also ran the track. As a football player, he recorded 2,721 rushing yards with thirty-eight touchdowns as a junior, leading the team in rushes. As a senior, he recorded a total of 2,690 yards with forty-one touchdowns. A the end of his high school football career, he made a total of 6,983 rushing yards and one hundred and two rushing touchdowns.
Nick Chubb was also fantastic as a track and field athlete. From 2011 to 2015, he competed in both shot puts, long jumps, and dash and won some of the competitions. In 2014, he won the shot put event at the 4A Sectionals and earned the 2nd place positions both at the 100 and 200 meters dash. At the 2014 Class AAAA, Nick walked away with the state title in the shot put, after he recorded 16.77 meters (55 ft) throw.
His College Career, Injury And Highlights
Scout.com and Rivals.com both ranked him a 4-star recruit and in June 2013, he committed himself to play college football at college football under the tutelage and supervision of head coach Mark Richt.
As a freshman, he served as a backup to Todd Gurley (currently a running back for the Los Angeles Rams). He took over from Todd as a starter after he was suspended and in his first start, he rushed for 143 yards on 38 carries. In his second game as a starter, he rushed for 202 yards and 2 touchdowns with 38 carries. In 2014, Nick Chubb broke the Belk Bowl game record with 266 rushing yards to emerge the Belk Bowl MVP. Despite starting just 6 games, he ended his first season with 1,547 rushing yards.
As a sophomore, Nick suffered a grotesque knee injury with cost him the rest of the 2015 season. He would return for the 2016 season under a new coach (Kirby Smart), during the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, he rushed for 222 yards and 2 touchdowns in the game against North Carolina.
In his fourth game after his return, Chubb sprained his ankle and was used sparingly in the next 5 games, splitting carries with Michel in the remaining four games in the regular season. This notwithstanding, he still ended the 2016 season with 142 and 1 touchdown. That season, he passed Gurley in rush yards to become the second player in school history to make such records. He also beat Kevin Faulk and Darren McFadden records to be named second in all-time SEC rushing yards.
Chubb returned for his senior season played a total of thirteen games and rushed for 1,175 yards with thirteen touchdowns. He also led the Bulldogs to an SEC championship and got a spot in the College Football Playoff.
Details of His NFL Draft
After the 2017 season, he entered for the NFL Draft and was selected by the Cleveland Browns as the 35th overall pick in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft. In June, he signed a 4-year rookie deal with the franchise worth t $7.4 million, including a $3.4 million signing bonus.
Weight And Height
The RB stands at a height of 5 ft 8 in (1.78 m) and weighs 227 pounds (103 kg). Details of his other body stats are not readily available at the moment.