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Dec. 16, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Sam Hubbard, the 6-5, 265-pound red-shirt freshman from Cincinnati and Archbishop Moeller H.S., has been named to the USA Today freshman All-America team. Hubbard is one of only two players from the Big Ten Conference named to the 25-member team (Penn State’s Saquon Barkley).

Hubbard had a fine initial season on the gridiron for the Buckeyes, accumulating 24 tackles while playing in all 12 games with one start (vs. Virginia Tech). Hubbard was second on the team with his 5.5 quarterback sacks, and he had 7.0 tackles-for-losses totaling 37 yards. Only Joey Bosa (16 TFLs for 60 yards) and Tyquan Lewis (13-58) had more lost yards than Hubbard this season.

His statistical line also includes an interception, forced fumble, pass break-up, two recovered fumbles and three quarterback hurries. He had high games of four tackles vs. Virginia Tech and three vs. Minnesota with sacks coming against Virginia Tech, Northern Illinois, Rutgers, Minnesota and Michigan State.

Academically, Hubbard was named to the Academic All-Big Ten team this fall. He is majoring in business finance.