One of the most sought-after passing players of the 2018 NFL Draft is none other than North Carolina State University linebacker Bradley Chubb. He was drafted by the Denver Broncos of the National Football League in the first round, finishing fifth overall. Here you will find everything you need to know about him.
Bradley Chubb’s Biography, Age
The Broncos’ linebacker was born on June 24, 1996, in his hometown of Marietta Georgia as Bradley Austin Chubb by Aaron and Stacey Chubb. His family is quite an athletic family with football in their blood. He has an older brother, Brandon Chubb, a linebacker who completed his college career in Wake Forest and signed with the Los Angeles Rams in 2016 as an unchallenged free agent. His father played on the Gridiron in Georgia, where he was a star linebacker and launched his NFL career. Aaron was drafted by the New England Patriots in 1989 as a draft pick in the final round.
The sporting spirit is not limited to the immediate family. Chubb’s cousin, Nick Chubb, played as a running back for the Georgia Bulldogs and was a co-selected player in the 2018 NFL Draft, and was picked in the second round (35th) by the Cleveland Browns.
Bradley attended Hillgrove High School, where he was a hybrid of linebacker and defensive player. In his senior year, he helped his team reach the quarter-finals of Georgia 6A. He was also selected for the Cobb Country All-Star Senior Bowl. As his high school career drew to a close, he received a number of offers from various universities, including Duke, West Virginia, Wake Forest, East Carolina, but chose North Carolina State University, which he officially signed up for on his 17th birthday (June 24, 2013).
At NC, Chubb had a dominant career and saw his great potential sharpened. Although he didn’t get much playing time in his first season, as he played mainly for special teams, he broke out of the starting line-up at the start of his second season as he moved from full-back to defense. He continued his career as a starter in the junior and senior national teams, opening 38 of the 49 matches he played.
Chubb ended his college career as a decorated player. In 2017, he received several awards, including All ACC First Division Player of the Year, All-America Unanimous First Division Player of the Year, ACC Defensive Player of the Year, the Bronko Nagurski Trophy (best defender), and the Ted Hendricks Award (highest defensive performance).
After a very successful collegial Gridiron phase, he was widely regarded as the top-pass rocker in the 2018 NFL Draft and should go into the first round. True to projections, he was drafted by the Denver Broncos as number 5 in the overall standings. Moreover, with his combination of size, athletics, and technique he is already on his way to the starting lineup.
The Bronco is still in his rookie season and has not yet gained any professional experience, so the NFL statistics are not yet available. Still, here are some of his college stats that you would find simply amazing. A highly talented player, he has won several awards that underscore his defensive prowess, including the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, which was awarded to the nation’s best defensive player – he was the first NC player to win this award.
During his college career, Chubb has played a total of 203 tackles (103 solo), 26 sacks (157 yards), three passes in defense, one interception, eight forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery. He became a career leader in the history of NC State Wolfpacks in Sacks (26) and Tackles for Loss (60), broke the elite defense, and 2006 NFL Draft’s No 1 Pick, Mario William’s markers in both categories. After the record marks, he was named Defensive Player of the Year at the Atlantic Coast Conference, the second NC player since 2000 to receive this award.
In his last college season, Chubb led the ACC in Sacks by 10, had 73 tackles (40 solo), including 23 tackles for defeat – making him the runner-up in the 2017 NCAA Division I players, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
Before his junior season in high school, he only had about 205 pounds on his 6’1? body frame, but a growth spurt took him to 6’4? and 225 lbs by his junior season. However, he grew to a 269-pound pass push for the wolf pack. Regardless of his size and weight, he displays the kind of speed, flex, and athleticism normally associated with much smaller players.
With a combination of athleticism, size, strength, and an equally excellent technique, he does a really good job with his hands (fast and fierce pair), another striking feature of his athletically ideal body. His footwork is also the first class, to say the least. Bradley Chubb is long-legged, has a broad chest, well-built shoulders, and thick legs.
His body measurements include:
Height: 6’4″ (1.94 m)
Weight: 269 lb (122 kg)
Hand Size: 97⁄8 inches
Arm Length: 34 inches
Other Facts About Bradley Chubb
Bradley mentioned Miller and Khalil Mack as players he named as role models for his game during the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine.
In honor of NC’s legendary defender Williams, Bradley Chubb swapped his jersey for the number 9 he wore during the junior and senior national team season.
He was a three-star recruit but missed most of his junior season in high school due to a knee injury.
His parents are both graduates of the University of Georgia, and he would have loved to play for the Bulldogs, but because of his low rankings and injury.
Bradley may be a great player on the field, but he’s also an interesting character off the field. He can be playful. He made national headlines, for example, when he grabbed the towel three times from Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant in the first half of the wolf pack’s 38-31 defeat by the Tigers on 4 November 2017.