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Oklahoma State’s Chuba Hubbard, Amen Ogbongbemiga named Cornish Trophy finalists

The trophy is awarded annually to the top Canadian in NCAA football.

NCAA Football: Texas Christian at Oklahoma State Brett Rojo-USA TODAY Sports

Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard and linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga are two of five finalists for the Cornish Trophy, which is awarded annually to the top Canadian NCAA football player.

Hubbard rushed for a FBS-best 2,094 yards, 161.1 yards per game, 179.5 all-purpose yards per game, 11 consecutive 100-yard rushing games and four 200-yard rushing games. The Sherwood Park, Alberta native was named the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year by both the coaches and the Associated Press and earned unanimous All-American honors.

Ogbongbemiga of Calgary had 100 tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss, five sacks, one interception, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery last season. He was named a second-team All-Big 12 selection by the coaches and was named OSU’s Leslie O’Neal Award winner as team MVP of the defense.

The other three finalists include Notre Dame wide receiver Chase Claypool of Abbotsford, British Columbia; Oklahoma defensive lineman Neville Gallimore of Ottawa, Ontario; and Ohio quarterback Nathan Rourke of Oakville, Ontario — the two-time reigning Cornish Trophy winner.