Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Chris Hubert of Fayetteville State Signs With the Arizona Cardinals
FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina -- Fayetteville State University former wide receiver Chris Hubert (Apex, NC) is one of 10 undrafted free agents signed by the Arizona Cardinals for the 2016 season. Hubert reportedly reached an agreement with Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL) on Saturday, April 30th following the conclusion of the 2016 NFL Draft.
Hubert served as the Broncos’ standout receiver this season and started all 10 games. He finished the 2015 season with 71 catches for 862 yards and 13 touchdowns. Hubert set the single-season record for receptions and receiving touchdowns. He eclipsed the 2003 record of 70 catches and the 2008 record of 12 receiving TDs.
He earned All-CIAA Second Team honors. Hubert had the best season of his collegiate career and one of the best seasons in Fayetteville State history as a wide receiver.
Hubert capped his outstanding career ranked first all-time in receiving touchdowns (19), second all-time in receptions (129), and third all-time in receiving yards (1,784). Hubert played in 32 games in his four year career to include playing in all 20 games the last two seasons.
He also developed a reputation as a dangerous return specialist. During the 2015 season, Hubert returned five punts for 115 yards and one touchdown; he also had 11 kick returns for 192 yards.
In addition to Hubert, here is a short list of undrafted free agent signings by the Cardinals: Elie Bouka – DB, University of Calgary Matthias Farley – DB, Notre Dame Amir Carlisle – WR, Notre Dame Clay Debord – OT, Eastern Washington Chris King – WR, Duquesne Danny Dillon – LS, Campbell Garrett Swanson P, Fresno State Hakeeem Valles – TE, Monmouth Jake Coker – QB, Alabama Trevon Hartfield – DB, Southwestern Oklahoma State.
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