They appear Photoshopped. That is to not say the photographs that make occasional social media rounds of Nick Chubb competing in highschool monitor meets are literally altered in any manner. It is simply that the present Browns star operating again dwarfs all these round him to such a big extent.
Right here, take a look at a few of the footage:
The Athletic confirmed in 2019 that these photographs of Chubb are certainly actual, and that they had been taken on the 2014 Georgia state monitor meet. Chubb reportedly advised his Browns teammates that within the race after he jumped manner off the bottom in preparation, he solely took “fifth or sixth.”
“That image is unquestionably a keeper,” Cleveland extensive receiver Damion Ratley told The Athletic in 2019. “That’s certainly one of my greatest buddies, man. I mess with him. I inform him ‘You don’t have these hops. That should have been a bizarre angle.’ All I can say is Chubb grew up operating and lifting logs and stuff. What else are you gonna do down in Cedartown, Georgia? That’s how he turned so large and quick.”
Chubb attended Cedertown Excessive Faculty in Georgia previous to his days starring for the Georgia Bulldogs, and he was each a soccer participant and monitor athlete for his highschool, also referred to as the Bulldogs. Chubb competed each in sprints and in a number of discipline occasions, together with the lengthy bounce and shot put.
In 2014, Chubb set a school-record within the 100-meter sprint (10.69 seconds) to complete second in his part, and he additionally completed second within the part within the 200-meter sprint (21.83 seconds). Chubb gained the state title within the shot put that 12 months with a throw of 16.77 meters (55 ft).
Trying on the photographs above, it really makes some sense that Chubb was such a superb shot-putter. Even in highschool, he had an NFL-type physique when it comes to energy (which has Chubb ranked fifth in damaged tackles within the NFL by means of Week 13 in 2020).
Chubb was additionally a dominant highschool soccer participant because of his unimaginable physique. As a junior, he led the state of Georgia in dashing with 2,721 yards and 38 touchdowns. He was even higher as a senior, placing up 2,690 yards and 41 touchdowns. Chubb completed his highschool soccer profession with 6,983 dashing yards and 102 dashing TDs. That made him a four-star recruit, and he stayed house by attending the College of Georgia.
Lately, Chubb’s actions on NFL fields do not fairly look technologically altered, however they’re nonetheless fairly darn spectacular. He typically runs away from defenders or stiff-arms them out of his manner, one thing very straightforward to imagine whenever you look at these footage from his highschool days.