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Wayne Gretzky is rooting for Oklahoma State’s Chuba Hubbard


COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 14 Oklahoma State at Tulsa Photo by David Stacy/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard received a message Wednesday from the greatest hockey player of all time — Wayne Gretzky.

The Edmonton Oilers sent a video message from “The Great One” via Twitter to Hubbard campaigning for the Sherwood Park, Alberta native to win the Heisman Trophy as the best player in college football. Hubbard leads the nation with 1,094 rushing yards and his 13 rushing touchdowns rank second.

“Hi, Chuba. This is Wayne Gretzky. I just wanted to pass on our congratulations from everyone in the Edmonton. We’re all really proud of you. Keep going.”

Hubbard responded to the tweet by expressing his gratitude to Gretzky, the Oilers and “all of Canada” for the support.