Chris Hubbard

American football player (born 1991)

American football player
Chris Hubbard
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Hubbard with the Steelers in 2015
No. 61 – San Francisco 49ers
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1991-04-23) April 23, 1991 (age 33)
Columbus, Georgia, U.S.
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:295 lb (134 kg)
Career information
High school:Carver (Columbus, Georgia)
Career history
  • Pittsburgh Steelers (2013–2017)
  • Cleveland Browns (2018–2022)
  • Tennessee Titans (2023)
  • San Francisco 49ers (2024–present)
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2023
Games played:94
Games started:58
Player stats at PFR

Christopher Hubbard (born April 23, 1991) is an American football offensive tackle for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at UAB.

Early years

Hubbard played high school football at George Washington Carver High School in Columbus, Georgia. He started at left tackle his junior and senior years as the team went 26–3 and won the 2007 Georgia High School Association Class AAA state championship. He was named to the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer All-City team, the Associated Press Class AAA first-team All-State team and recorded 77 pancake blocks his senior year.[1]

College career

Hubbard played for the UAB Blazers of the University of Alabama at Birmingham from 2009 to 2012. He was named to the Conference USA All-Freshman team in 2009.[1] He was an All-Conference USA selection his senior year in 2012.[2]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 3+12 in
(1.92 m)
286 lb
(130 kg)
30+34 in
(0.78 m)
9+14 in
(0.23 m)
4.95 s 1.68 s 2.74 s 4.69 s 7.52 s 28.5 in
(0.72 m)
9 ft 0 in
(2.74 m)
21 reps
All values from Alabama Pro Day[3][4]

Pittsburgh Steelers

On April 27, 2013, the Pittsburgh Steelers signed Hubbard as an undrafted free agent after going undrafted in the 2013 NFL Draft. He was released by the Steelers on August 31, 2013. He was signed to the Steelers' practice squad on September 3, 2013. Hubbard was signed to a future contract on December 31, 2013.[5] He made his NFL debut on September 21, 2014, against the Carolina Panthers.[6] Hubbard was cut by the Steelers on August 19, 2016.

On October 9, 2016, he received his first career start against the New York Jets after right tackle Marcus Gilbert was unable to play due to injury. He played 76 offensive snaps as the Steelers won 31–13. He received a lot of praise for his performance from coaches Mike Tomlin, Todd Haley, and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. He received his second start on October 23, against the New England Patriots.[7]

Hubbard began the 2017 season as the backup right tackle behind Marcus Gilbert. On September 24, 2017, Hubbard received his first start of the season in place of right tackle Marcus Gilbert, who was out with an injured hamstring. He went on to start the five of the next six games at right tackle.[8]

Cleveland Browns

Hubbard with the Browns in 2019

On March 15, 2018, the Cleveland Browns signed Hubbard to a five-year, $37.50 million contract that includes $15.15 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $4 million.[9][10] He was named the Browns starting right tackle, and started all 16 games.

Hubbard retained his starting role as the starting right tackle in 2019, but was demoted to a backup offensive tackle and guard after the Cleveland Browns signed free agent Jack Conklin to replace Hubbard at right tackle and also drafted Jedrick Wills in the first round (10th overall) of the 2020 NFL Draft. Hubbard agreed to restructure his contract in order to remain with the team.[11] Hubbard was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list by the team on November 13, 2020,[12] and activated on November 26.[13] Hubbard was placed on injured reserve on December 22, 2020, as a result of a knee injury he sustained during the Browns' Week 15 matchup.[14]

On October 12, 2021, Hubbard was placed on injured reserve.[15]

On March 16, 2022, Hubbard re-signed with the Browns on a one-year contract.[16]

Tennessee Titans

On July 28, 2023, Hubbard signed with the Tennessee Titans.[17] He was named the starting right tackle, starting nine games before being placed on injured reserve on November 25, 2023 with a biceps injury.[18]

San Francisco 49ers

On May 14, 2024, Hubbard signed with the San Francisco 49ers.[19]

Personal life

In 2012, Chris married Tamara Hubbard. The couple had their first child, a son named Creed Eason, in September 2016.


  1. ^ a b "74 – Chris Hubbard". Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved September 22, 2014.
  2. ^ Champlin, Drew (April 27, 2013). "UAB offensive lineman Chris Hubbard inks with Pittsburgh Steelers". Retrieved September 22, 2014.
  3. ^ "Chris Hubbard". Archived from the original on October 6, 2016. Retrieved October 6, 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  4. ^ "Chris Hubbard RAS". December 25, 2019. Retrieved October 19, 2021.
  5. ^ "Chris Hubbard". Archived from the original on December 4, 2014. Retrieved September 22, 2014.
  6. ^ "Chris Hubbard". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 22, 2014.
  7. ^ Mark Ibinett (October 16, 2016). "UAB's Chris Hubbard follows first child with first NFL start for Pittsburgh Steelers". Retrieved October 23, 2016.
  8. ^ Ray Fittipaldo (October 8, 2017). "Steelers starting tackle Marcus Gilbert to miss third consecutive game against the Jaguars". Retrieved October 9, 2017.
  9. ^ Smith, Michael David (March 13, 2018). "Browns agree to term with ex-Steelers lineman Chris Hubbard".
  10. ^ Maks, Patrick (March 15, 2018). "Browns sign former Steelers tackle Chris Hubbard". Archived from the original on March 16, 2018. Retrieved March 16, 2018.
  11. ^ "Bill Callahan Discusses Right Guard, Chris Hubbard's Role". Sports Illustrated Cleveland Browns News, Analysis and More. Retrieved October 27, 2020.
  12. ^ "Browns place G Chris Hubbard on Reserve/COVID-19 list". November 13, 2020. Retrieved December 19, 2020.
  13. ^ Cabot, Mary Kay (November 26, 2020). "Browns OT Chris Hubbard activated off the COVID-19 list and he's feeling great". Retrieved December 19, 2020.
  14. ^ "Browns place OL Chris Hubbard on IR". December 22, 2020.
  15. ^ "Browns place 3 players on IR, make other roster moves". October 12, 2021. Archived from the original on October 12, 2021. Retrieved October 14, 2021.
  16. ^ "Browns agree to terms with LB Anthony Walker Jr., OL Chris Hubbard". March 16, 2022.
  17. ^ "Titans make Chris Hubbard signing official among 2 moves". July 28, 2023.
  18. ^ "Titans place RT Chris Hubbard on IR among 3 moves". Titans Wire. USA Today. November 25, 2023.
  19. ^ "49ers Sign DL Shakel Brown, OL Chris Hubbard; Waive Two Linemen". May 14, 2024.

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