COLUMBUS, Ohio –Ohio State, which has had three first-team Academic All-Americans the past two years, will have two more vying for the honor this year as both Sam Hubbard and Jordan Fuller have been named Academic All-District. The duo now advances to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America national ballot with honorees to be announced in December.
Hubbard, a two-year starting defensive end for the Buckeyes and 2016 first-team Academic All-American, is the leading tackler among the team’s vaunted defensive linemen with 30 tackles so far this year including 7.5 tackles for loss and two quarterback sacks.
A fourth-year junior, Hubbard is from Cincinnati and carries a 3.51 grade point average and is majoring in finance.
Fuller, a true sophomore from Old Tappan, N.J., is Ohio State’s leading tackler in his first year as a starting safety with 54 tackles through the first 10 games. His total includes a team-high 43 solo tackles. He also has two pass break-ups and an end zone interception against Indiana.
Fuller is majoring in sport and industry and has a 3.82 grade point average.