Nick Chubb

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Nick Chubb
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Chubb in 2018
No. 24 – Cleveland Browns
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1995-12-27) December 27, 1995 (age 23)
Cedartown, Georgia
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:227 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High school:Cedartown
(Cedartown, Georgia)
College:Georgia
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 2 / Pick: 35
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 10, 2019
Rushing attempts:366
Rushing yards:1,915
Rushing average:5.2
Rushing touchdowns:14
Receiving yards:315
Receiving touchdowns:2
Player stats at NFL.com

Nicholas Jamaal Chubb (born December 27, 1995) is an American football running back for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Georgia and was drafted by the Browns in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

Chubb attended Cedartown High School in Cedartown, Georgia, where he was a two-sport star for the Bulldogs; football and track teams.[1] In football, he led the state of Georgia in rushing yards with 2,721 with 38 touchdowns as a junior. As a senior, he had 2,690 yards and 41 touchdowns. He finished his high school career with 6,983 rushing yards and 102 rushing touchdowns.[2]

As a standout track & field athlete, Chubb competed from 2011 to 2015 in events ranging from the 100-meters to the shot put. At the 2013 4A Sectionals, he took fifth place in the long jump event with a leap of 6.85 meters (22 ft, 4 in).[3] At the 2014 4A Sectionals, he won the shot put event, recording a top-throw of 17.05 meters (55 ft, 8in), and earned second-place finishes in both the 100-meter dash, with a time of 10.69 seconds (setting a school record), and the 200-meter dash, with a time of 21.83 seconds.[4] He captured the state title in the shot put at the 2014 Class AAAA with a throw of 16.77 meters (55 ft).[5]

Chubb was ranked by both Rivals.com and Scout.com as a four-star recruit.[6][7] In June 2013, he committed to the University of Georgia to play college football under head coach Mark Richt.[8]

College career[edit]

Chubb in 2018.

Chubb entered his true freshman season as a backup to starter and future NFL running back Todd Gurley.[9] After Gurley was suspended, Chubb took over as the starter.[10][11][12][13] In his first start, he rushed for 143 yards on 38 carries at Missouri.[14] The next game, he rushed for 202 yards and two touchdowns on 30 carries against Arkansas.[15] In the 2014 Belk Bowl against Louisville, Chubb broke the bowl game record with 266 rushing yards and was named the Belk Bowl MVP.[16] Chubb finished his freshman season with 1,547 rushing yards, good for second in the SEC, despite starting just eight games.[17]

After the Alabama game on October 3, 2015, he tied with Herschel Walker with 13 consecutive 100 yard games.[18] However, on October 10, 2015, Nick Chubb suffered a "grotesque knee injury" against Tennessee,[19] preventing him from beating the record.[20] Due to this injury, he missed the rest of the 2015 season but returned for the 2016 season under new head coach Kirby Smart.[21]

Chubb returned in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, rushing for 222 yards and two touchdowns in a victory over #22 North Carolina.[19] After two modest performances in narrow victories, Chubb sprained his ankle against Ole Miss and was used sparingly over the next five games. Georgia went 1-4 in that period, the sole victory coming over South Carolina behind Chubb's 121 yards and two touchdowns (along with Sony Michel's 133 yards).[22] Chubb split carries with Michel for the remaining four games of the regular season, but had 100+ yards in two anyway, and ended 2016 with 142 yards and a game-sealing touchdown over TCU in the Liberty Bowl. He also passed former backfield partner Todd Gurley for second all-time in school rush yards.[23] Chubb also passed Kevin Faulk and Darren McFadden to become second in all-time SEC rushing yards, trailing only fellow bulldog Herschel Walker—who has been voted the greatest college football player of all-time by FBS coaches[24]—in this category.

It was thought that Chubb would enter the 2017 NFL Draft, but he decided to return in 2017 for his senior season with the Bulldogs. During his senior campaign, Chubb split carries with Sony Michel, but still managed to amass 1,345 yards on 223 carries (6.0 average) with 15 touchdowns.[25] The two led Georgia to a 12-1 record and an SEC title. In a double-overtime victory over Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl in the College Football Playoff semifinal, Chubb had 145 yards on 14 carries, including a 50-yard touchdown just after halftime and a game-tying 2-yard run in the last minute of regulation.[26] (Previously that season, Chubb eclipsed 125 yards and two touchdowns three other times: against Samford,[27] Vanderbilt,[28] and Kentucky.[29]) In the national championship game, Alabama's suffocating defense held Chubb to just 25 yards on 18 carries in the 26–23 overtime loss.[30]

Statistics[edit]

Year Team Games Rushing Receiving
Att Yards Avg Long TD Rec Yards Avg Long TD
2014 Georgia 13 219 1,547 7.1 83 14 18 213 11.8 27 2
2015 Georgia 6 92 747 8.1 83 7 4 32 8.0 24 1
2016 Georgia 13 224 1,130 5.0 55 8 5 86 17.2 49 1
2017 Georgia 15 223 1,345 6.0 55 15 4 30 7.5 11 0
Career 47 758 4,769 6.3 83 44 31 361 11.6 49 4

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
5 ft 10 78 in
(1.80 m)
227 lb
(103 kg)
32 in
(0.81 m)
9 58 in
(0.24 m)
4.52 s 1.62 s 2.67 s 4.25 s 7.09 s 38 12 in
(0.98 m)
10 ft 8 in
(3.25 m)
29 reps
All values from NFL Draft[31][32]

Chubb was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the second round (35th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.[33] He was the fourth running back to be selected that year.[34]

2018: Rookie season[edit]

On June 4, 2018, Chubb signed a four-year rookie deal worth about $7.4 million. The contract included a $3.4 million signing bonus.[35] Playing behind veterans Carlos Hyde and Duke Johnson, he made his NFL debut in a season-opening tie with the Pittsburgh Steelers where he had three carries for 21 yards.[36] With just four carries for 20 yards in the next two games, Chubb made the most of his three carries in a Week 4 45–42 overtime loss to the Oakland Raiders with touchdowns of 63 and 41 yards.[37] Chubb was the fourth player in NFL history to break 100 rushing yards on three or fewer carries.[38] On October 19, 2018, after the Browns traded Carlos Hyde to the Jacksonville Jaguars, Chubb was named the full-time starter. On November 11, 2018, Chubb broke off a 92-yard rushing touchdown to help them secure a 28-16 victory over the Atlanta Falcons. Chubb's run was the longest rushing touchdown in Cleveland Browns franchise history.[39] He finished the game with 20 carries for 176 yards and one touchdown to go along with three receptions for 33 yards and his first receiving touchdown of his career.[40] Overall, in the 2018 season, Chubb finished with 192 carries for 996 rushing yards and eight rushing touchdowns to go along with 20 receptions for 149 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns.[41][42]

2019 season[edit]

In Week 2 against the New York Jets , Chubb rushed 18 times for 62 yards and his first rushing touchdown of the season in the 23-3 win. [43] During Week 4 against the Baltimore Ravens, Chubb ran for 165 rushing yards and a career high three touchdowns as the Browns won 40-25 and Chubb was named AFC Offensive Player Of The Week.[44] In week 6 against the Seattle Seahawks, Chubb rushed 20 times for 122 yards and 2 touchdowns in the 32-28 loss. [45]

NFL statistics[edit]

Season Team Games Rushing Receiving Fumbles
GP GS Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Fum Lost
2018 CLE 16 9 192 996 5.2 92T 8 20 149 7.4 24 2 0 0
2019 CLE 8 8 154 803 5.2 88T 6 25 161 6.4 30 0 3 3

Personal life[edit]

Chubb is named for his great-grandfather, one of eight brothers who founded Chubbtown, Georgia, a group of free blacks who endured through the American Civil War.[46] His older brothers Henry played outside linebacker for Troy University and Zach played defensive back for Air Force.[47][48] His father Henry played at Valdosta State, and his uncle Aaron was a linebacker for Georgia.[49] Cousins Brandon Chubb and Bradley Chubb also play in the NFL; Bradley for the Denver Broncos and Brandon for the Carolina Panthers.[50]

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  38. ^ The three previous players were Cordarrelle Patterson (3-102 in 2014), Brian Mitchell (2-105 in 2000), and Ken Carpenter (3-100 in 1950). See Game Finder for complete list.
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