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Hubbard primed for season after being named to Maxwell Award preseason watch list

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Chuba Hubbard rushes the ball during Oklahoma State's football game vs. West Virginia on Nov. 17, 2018, in Stillwater, Oklahoma at Boone Pickens Stadium. (DEVIN LAWRENCE WILBER/O'Colly)

Chuba Hubbard is ready for Cowboy football.

The sophomore running back was added to the Maxwell Award preseason watch list this offseason. This award is given to the college football player of the year. Barry Sanders has been the only OSU player to ever win the award.

“It’s an honor to be on that watchlist,” Hubbard said. “(I’m) forever thankful for that. But at the end of the day I kind of put that stuff aside and try to focus on the season and getting wins… I can get as many yards but if we don’t get the win it doesn’t really matter.”

Hubbard wants to win and he’s confident that his team is going to do more of that this year. 

“Yeah I’m just excited for the season,” Hubbard said. “It’ll be great. A lot better than last year, I know that.”

OSU’s 2018 season saw the Cowboys win just seven games, breaking a Mike Gundy’s three year streak of 10 win seasons.

Hubbard will have an even better chance this year to help the Cowboys win as he’s finally taking the reigns as the starting running back.

When asked about what OSU fans should expect from Hubbard this year, the running back simply replied: “The best. The best he can bring. I’m going to give it all I got.”

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