Nick Chubb has added another accolade on what was already an impressive collegiate career.
On Saturday, Chub passed a legend on the all-time SEC rushing list, and now Bo Jackson will be looking up at Chubb for the rest of time. Early in the SEC tilt between the Bulldogs and Auburn Tigers, Chubb eclipsed Jackson to move into sole possession of fourth place on the all-time rushing list.
Nick Chubb knows rushing! The @FootballUGA running back has passed Bo Jackson for fourth-most rushing yards in SEC history. pic.twitter.com/wsG4dQ5e1G
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 11, 2017
Chubb would need a video game type finish to end the season if he wanted to finish at the top. He remains nearly 1,000 yards behind Herschel Walker, possibly the most decorated collegiate running back ever.
Walker is likely out of reach, but with two games remaining on their regular season schedule, finishing second on the list is a distinct possibility.
Chubb is 285 yards behind Darren McFadden with plenty of time to go. It’ll still take a stellar effort, but with as many as four games possibly remaining on the schedule, it’s far from impossible.
Chubb’s achievement is made all the more impressive when you take into consideration everything he has overcome. He’s come back from a number of injuries, including a devastating knee injury that almost ended his career. He figures to be a high selection in the NFL Draft after proving that his health isn’t a concern.