Bradley Chubb is a professional American football player currently playing for the Denver Broncos of the NFL. Chubb is a multipurpose player and features as both an outside linebacker as well as a defensive end for the Broncos. The football star completed his collegiate career with the North Carolina State football team. While he was there, he won the Bronko Nagurski Trophy and Ted Hendricks Award.
Interestingly, you are free to say that football runs in Bradley’s blood because the linebacker is from a lineage of football stars. His father and older brother played professional football, while his cousin Nick Chubb also plays for the Cleveland Browns. Learn more about Bradley Chubb below.
Bradley Chubb’s Early Life
The Broncos star was born as Bradley Austin Chubb on the 24th day of June 1996 in Marietta, Georgia, USA. He was born to black American parents Aaron Chubb and Stacey. Coming from a lineage of football stars, Bradley’s dad, Aaron, played professionally for the New England Patriots. Bradley equally has an older brother named Brandon who is a football linebacker in the NFL. In addition, his cousin Nick Chubb is also an American football running back for the Cleveland Browns.
Growing up, Bradley always joined his brother Brandon during his workouts. After a while, he developed a strong passion for football and during his high school, his career began in earnest. He schooled at Hillgrove High School, where he played both the linebacker and defensive end position for the school team. He led Hillgrove High to the quarterfinals of the Georgia 6A tournament in his senior year.
Budding Football Career
Soon after his graduation from Hillgrove, Bradley, who was heavily recruited by top universities including East Carolina, Duke, West Virginia, and North Carolina University, chose North Carolina over others. Joining the North Carolina Wolfpack football team in 2014, the linebacker didn’t see much playing time throughout the season. He made only two appearances and recorded four tackles for the team. As a sophomore, Bradley became a starting linebacker and that year, he made 66 tackles for his team.
Bradley Chubb experienced his breakout season during his senior year in 2017. The player made history by becoming the all-time leader in sacks and tackles in his school history. He made a total of 72 tackles including 10 sacks and 23 tackles for a loss that season. At the end of the season, Chubb got All-ACC and All-American First-Team honors. He also won Ted Hendricks Award, Bronk Nagurski Trophy, and the ACC Defensive Player of the Year 2017.
NFL Draft and Performance So Far
After his college career, Bradley declared for the NFL and was invited to participate in the NFL combine drills. There, the player completed the 40–yard dash in 4.65 seconds, 20–yard shuttle in 4.41 seconds and 3 cone drills in 7.37 seconds. He also measured 6 feet 4 inches in height with an arm length of 34 inches and a hand size of 9 7/8 inches. Following his commendable performance in the drills, Bradley was rated among the top prospects in the 2018 NFL Draft and was projected as a first rounder. Also, Bradley’s skills were compared to Chris Long and Myles Garnett of the NFL.
While the 2018 draft was ongoing, the player was picked by the Denver Broncos as the fifth player overall and the first linebacker in the draft. He penned down a four-year rookie deal worth $27.27 million with the Broncos in July 2018. Joining the team, he made his first professional appearance for the team in their first season against the Seattle Seahawks in September 2018. During the game, Bradley recorded three combined tackles as well as one sack.
During their week three game against the Los Angeles Rams, Bradley sacked Rams quarterback Jared Goff three times. He followed up his excellent performance with a jaw-dropping performance in week seven when he made 2 sacks and a forced fumble against Cardinals star Josh Rosen. As of week 14 of the 2018 season, the outstanding linebacker has made 47 combined tackles including 12 sacks and one forced fumble, etc.
How Tall is Bradley Chubb?
In addition to his great balling skills, the Broncos linebacker also has a wonderful personality. Bradley is very tall, standing at a height of 6 feet 4 inches and weighs 125 kg. The player utilizes his size and athleticism which has helped him while in the field of play. His determination has made him a standout linebacker and indeed, a future superstar. Bradley’s hair is black in color while his eyes are brown.