Oklahoma State star running back Chuba Hubbard will return for his redshirt junior season rather than enter the 2020 NFL Draft.
Hubbard made the announcement Monday via social media.
Life is good pic.twitter.com/EIIpkJoAgl— Chuba Hubbard (@Hubbard_RMN) January 13, 2020
OSU fans became increasingly optimistic earlier this month Hubbard — a Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada native — would return after several athletic department staff members, and football coaches and players tweeted emojis and images of the Canadian flag.
Hubbard ran for an FBS-best 2,094 rushing yards — second only in OSU history to Barry Sanders’ 1988 total of 2,850. Hubbard scored 21 touchdowns and averaged 6.4 yards per rush attempt. He was an unanimous All-American, the Big 12’s Offensive Player of Year and one of three finalists for the Doak Walker Award as the best running back in the country.
Hubbard’s announcement comes after wide receiver Tylan Wallace said he’d return next fall after missing the final five games of the season following surgery on his ACL on Nov. 6.