By Scott Wright
AUSTIN, Texas — Chuba Hubbard loved his trips to Lilac Terrace.
The family would leave its modest home on Rainbow Crescent and drive north a few kilometers through the Canadian hamlet of Sherwood Park to Grandpa’s house.
Living between Lilac Terrace and Rainbow Crescent has the sound of a life picked ripe from the vine of a nursery rhyme.
But like most of us, not all of Chuba Hubbard’s young life leapt from the pages of a Little Golden Book.
Playing in front of the houses on Lilac Terrace is where 9-year-old Chuba Hubbard met friends who taught him football.
Back home on Rainbow Crescent, that’s where Candace Hubbard taught her son hard work.
Now 20 years old and a redshirt sophomore running back at Oklahoma State, Chuba Hubbard is blending what he learned between Lilac Terrace and Rainbow Crescent to become a special kind of football player.
The 6-foot-1, 207-pound Hubbard leads the nation in rushing with 521 yards through three games, making highlight plays that have national media types throwing his name into the Heisman Trophy conversation.
Asked about Heisman talk earlier this week as he and the Cowboys prepare for their Big 12 Conference opener at Texas at 6:30 p.m.
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