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Hubbard selected in fourth round, headed to Carolina

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NCAA Football: Texas at Oklahoma State

Oct 31, 2020; Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys running back Chuba Hubbard (30) runs the ball against Texas Longhorns defensive back Chris Brown (15) during the second quarter at Boone Pickens Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Rojo-USA TODAY Sports

Chuba Hubbard, Oklahoma State's former running back, is headed to the NFL. 

On Saturday, Hubbard was selected in the fourth round, No. 126 overall, by the Carolina Panthers in the NFL draft. 

Hubbard, a 6-foot, 208-pound running back, had his breakot season in 2019 as a sophomore, rushing for 2,094 yards, 18th all-time in the NCAA. 

He was a unanimous All-American and named the Big 12 Player of the Year. 

His 2020 season wasn't as kind. Hubbard appeared in seven games for OSU, rushing for 625 yards and five touchdowns before opting out of the remainder of the season on Dec. 12. 

Hubbard joins a backfield of Panther running backs Christian McCaffrey and Rodney Smith. 

Hubbard has been described by scouts as a player with great vision and agility, and can be an asset as a pass catcher. Scouts see him as a No. 2 running back on most NFL teams. 

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