Nick Chubb Snubbed from ESPN True Freshman All-American Team


Georgia freshman running back Nick Chubb has been named to just about every honor available this postseason, but ESPN saw fit to leave him off one list.

The AP and Coaches Freshman of the Year apparently wasn’t good enough to make ESPN’s list for True Freshman All-Americans.

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The Worldwide Leader released their list today, and although there was one Bulldog named to the team, the conspicuous absence of Chubb is puzzling.

Picked over Georgia’s freshman sensation were Oregon Ducks running back Royce Freeman and Oklahoma Sooners running back Samaje Perine, both of whom had great seasons, but given the circumstances and the competition against who he played, Chubb would seem the more deserving honoree.

Chubb was the starting tailback in only six of Georgia’s 12 games, and still amassed 1,289 yards, averaging 6.89 yards per carry, as well as adding 213 receiving yards and 14 total touchdowns. Chubb also had a string of seven straight games with over 100 yards rushing.

By comparison, Freeman totaled 1,299 yards and averaged 5.65 yards per carry, and only 139 yards receiving, but had one more total game than Chubb in which to do it. Perine rushed for 1,579 yards and averaged 6.58 yards per carry, but only added 86 yards receiving.

Georgia linebacker Lorenzo Carter did make the cut however, which is also puzzling given the lack of starting playing time he received this season.

ESPN, could we see those ballots please?

Here is the complete list for ESPN’s True Freshman All-American Team:


QB — Brad Kaaya, Miami (FL)
RB — Royce Freeman, Oregon
RB — Samaje Perine, Oklahoma
WR — KD Cannon, Baylor
WR — Artavis Scott, Clemson
WR — Mike Dudek, Illinois
OL — Cam Robinson, Alabama
OL — Mason Cole, Michigan
OL — Jashon Robertson, Tennessee
OL — Tejan Koroma, BYU
OL — Toa Lobendahn, USC


DL — Myles Garrett, Texas A&M
DL — Derek Barnett, Tennessee
DL — Marquis Haynes, Ole Miss
DL — KeShun Freeman, Georgia Tech
LB — Raekwon McMillan, Ohio State
LB — Lorenzo Carter, Georgia
LB — Ja’Whaun Bentley, Purdue
DB — Dravon Henry, West Virginia
DB — Jamal Adams, LSU
DB — Quin Blanding, Virginia
DB — Adoree’ Jackson, USC

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