Georgia fans were worried last season when running back Todd Gurley struggled with injuries and was forced to miss time. It became clear that Nick Chubb would be a more than adequate replacement. During his freshman season, he rushed for eight straight games of 100 yards or more after he became the starting running back. Two games were for 200 yards or more, including rushing for 266 yards and two touchdowns against Louisville in Georgia’s bowl game.
Chubb has picked up where he left off early in the 2015 season. He is one of the best running backs in the country and on pace to break many of the records set by the great Georgia running backs such as Herschel Walker that played before him. Chubb lets his play do the talking and does his best to stay out of the public spotlight.
Here’s what you need to know about the Georgia running back:
1. Chubb Was a High School Track & Field Star
Not only was Chubb a gifted high school football player, he was also an incredible track and field athlete. He set season records for Georgia high school track and field in the 100 meters, 200 meters, shot put and long jump events.
The above photo was taken at one of Chubb’s high school meets and had the internet buzzing. As you can see, Chubb has quite the vertical jump.
2. Nick Is Not Big On Social Media
The Tweet above is from Georgia offensive lineman Hunter Long explaining why Chubb does not frequently use social media. He is a man of few words choosing to let his actions on the field speak for him.
While Chubb does have a Twitter account, he uses it sporatically. When he does use it, he typically Retweets other people. He has one Tweet of his own this entire year. Not surprisingly it was only three words:
Chubb also has an Instagram account which he also uses infrequently.
3. His Mom Worked Two Jobs to Support the Family
Lavelle Chubb raised her three sons in Cedartown, Georgia. According to Yahoo’s Pat Forde, Nick’s parents divorced when he was very young. His mother often worked two jobs to support her sons. She worked in the medical field and often had a part-time job in fast food or the hospital.
“Watching her sacrifice for us, that inspired me. She always made sure we had what we needed,” Nick recently told Yahoo Sports. His mother is just one year away from finishing an online degree in human resources.
4. His Girlfriend is Laci Shaw
While Chubb does not frequently post on Instagram, many of the photos he does post are with his girlfriend Laci Shaw. According to his Facebook page, he list himself in a relationship with Laci Shaw.
Shaw attended the University of North Georgia. She lists herself as a bartender in Athens on her Facebook page. Both Chubb and Shaw are from Cedartown, Georgia.
5. Chubb Was Recruited by All of College Football
It is hard to tell the list of offers Chubb received apart from a recent Top 25 college football poll. According to Yahoo Sports, he was considering offers from South Carolina, Auburn, Florida, Notre Dame, Texas, Ohio State, and Tennessee among many others. Yahoo ranked him as a four-star recruit while 247 Sports listed him as a five-star.
Here is a photo Chubb posted on his Instagram account after he visited Auburn. It is a difficult photo for Tigers fans to look at: