Nick Chubb credits Georgia Tech for helping make his decision to return
Many people expected Georgia running back Nick Chubb to bypass his senior season in favor of entering the 2017 NFL Draft.
Going against conventional wisdom, Chubb opted to return to Athens. He — along with Sony Michel — will help to make up arguably the best returning one-two punch at the running back position.
Many people are wondering why Chubb put his professional career on hold. In an ironic turn of events, Chubb admits that in-state rival Georgia Tech spurred on the decision. Following the Yellow Jackets 28-27 win in Athens Nov. 26, UGA’s junior running back took exception to way some of Tech’s players celebrated on his field:
Nick Chubb said he decided to come back when he saw Ga. Tech tearing up the hedges and planting its flag on the G after their win at Sanford pic.twitter.com/dcacadL9ci
— Anthony Dasher (@AnthonyDasher1) December 15, 2016
In the loss against Tech, Chubb rushed for 88 yards and a touchdown. Chubb gets a chance at revenge next year — as the Bulldogs travel to Atlanta to take on the Yellow Jackets on Nov. 25, 2017.