Canadian running back Chuba Hubbard decides to forgo NFL draft; remains at Oklahoma State

The Canadian Cowboy is staying at Oklahoma State.

Running back Chuba Hubbard has elected to forgo the NFL draft and stay in university. He announced his decision on Monday via his Twitter account. The native of Sherwood Park, Alberta became a star as a redshirt sophomore.

Hubbard broke the 2,000-yard rushing mark in 2019, leading the NCAA with 2,094 rushing yards. He was named the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year, a finalist for the Doak Walker Award, given a shout out from Wayne Gretzky and honoured at an Edmonton Oilers game. Many felt the 20-year-old deserved to be a finalist for the Heisman Trophy, but he was left off the list.

Hubbard led the FBS in rushing yards, rushing yards per game, yards after contact (via Pro Football Focus), all-purpose yards, all-purpose yards per game and rushes of at least 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80 and 90 yards.

The six-foot, 207-pound ball carrier has a sprinting background, which explains his breakaway speed. Hubbard can raise his draft stock by bulking up and producing a second consecutive ultra productive season at Oklahoma State.

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