COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Cincinnati Bengals selected Ohio State defensive end Sam Hubbard with the 77th overall pick in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft on Friday night.
Hubbard, from Cincinnati and a 2017 Ohio State graduate with his degree in finance, was a force along the defensive line during his time with the Scarlet and Gray. A fourth-year junior this past fall, he had 13.5 tackles-for-loss and was named to the “All Bowl” teams by the Associated Press, USA Today and ESPN. He played on teams that posted a combined record of 35-5 including a 23-3 record vs. Big Ten teams and a 3-0 mark vs. Michigan. During this time the Buckeyes also won a Big Ten and Cotton Bowl championship in 2017 and a Fiesta Bowl title in 2015.
He played in 40 games for his career and made 22 starts at defensive end. He ranks 15th all-time at Ohio State in both quarterback sacks with 17.0 and tackles-for-loss yardage with 154. He contributed 29.5 total tackles for loss during his career and 116 tackles.
A standout in the classroom, Hubbard is the 30th first-team Academic All-American for the football program and the third in two years. He spent a week at Goldman Sachs in New York City in 2016 and spent time with JPMorgan Chase in the spring of 2017.
Honors & Awards
2017: Associated Press, USA Today and ESPN “All Bowl” team, Second-team All-Big Ten (coaches & media), Academic All-Big Ten
2016: First-team Academic All-American, Honorable mention All-Big Ten (coaches & media), Academic All-Big Ten, OSU Scholar-Athlete
2015: Freshman All-American (USA Today), Academic All-Big Ten, OSU Scholar-Athlete
2014: OSU Scholar-Athlete