OSU football: Chuba Hubbard wins Cornish Trophy
STILLWATER — Oklahoma State star running back Chuba Hubbard is now officially the top Canadian player in the country.
Hubbard was named the winner of the Cornish Trophy, it was announced Wednesday. The award is presented annually to Canada’s top NCAA football player.
Hubbard beat fellow teammate Amen Ogbongbemiga. He also topped Oklahoma defensive lineman Neville Gallimore, Notre Dame receiver Chase Claypool and Ohio quarterback Nathan Rourke, who has won the past two Cornish Trophy awards.
Last season, Hubbard lost out two Rourke by one vote.
Hubbard led the nation with 2,094 rushing yards. He scored 21 touchdowns and earned unanimous All-American status and Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year honors. He also finished eighth in the Heisman Trophy voting.
Ogbongbemiga was the Cowboys’ defensive MVP, finishing with 100 tackles, 15.5 tackles for a loss and five sacks. He was a second-team All-Big 12 selection.
Gallimore was a first-team All-Big 12 selection, finishing with 30 tackles, 7.5 tackles for a loss and four sacks. He was selected in the third round of the NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys.