Ohio State's Sam Hubbard tackles Tyler Natee of the Indiana Hoosiers for no gain in the second quarter at Ohio Stadium on Oct. 8, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. (Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI -- Ohio State defensive end Sam Hubbard will forgo his final year of eligibility and enter the 2018 NFL Draft.
Hubbard, a 2014 Moeller High School graduate, told WCPO's Mike Dyer he thought about entering the draft last spring but wanted to return and complete his finance degree.
"These past four years at Ohio State have been everything I ever dreamed about and so much more," Hubbard said in a tweet Saturday.
Playing for the NFL is a another lifelong dream, he said.
pic.twitter.com/rcdzvMaSHN— Samwise (@Sam_Hubbard_) December 30, 2017
Hubbard was one of nine captains this year. The Buckeyes won their first Big Ten championship since 2014 and took a Cotton Bowl victory over Southern California on Friday night, finishing the season 12-2.
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