LIMA, OH (8-2-21) —Superior Credit Union has announced a marketing partnership with professional athlete Sam Hubbard. Hubbard will serve as a brand ambassador for the credit union in all its Western Ohio markets.
Sam Hubbard is a Cincinnati native (Archbishop Moeller High School), former Ohio State defensive end, and current Cincinnati Bengals defensive end.
Family, friends, teammates, and coaches all know Hubbard as a hard worker, a smart player, and a dedicated leader.
Hubbard has played football at all three levels in Ohio – from Moeller HS, to Ohio State, and now with the Cincinnati Bengals. He played safety in high school, where he helped lead Moeller to back-to-back state titles as a junior (’12) and senior (’13), earning first-team Division I all-state honors (AP) as safety in 2013.
Also a standout lacrosse player at Moeller, Hubbard was originally committed to play collegiately at Notre Dame. That all changed his junior year, when an unexpected visitor walked into his high school gym class during a game of dodgeball. Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer wasn’t there to recruit anyone in particular, but he left with big plans in mind for Sam Hubbard. Hubbard ultimately changed his college plans, opting to play football at Ohio State.
In addition to his collegiate athletic success, Hubbard was an accomplished student at Ohio State. He was a 1st Team Academic All-American (2016), three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree (’15-17), and three-time OSU Scholar Athlete (’14-16). He also spent time as an intern at both Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase, graduating from Ohio State’s Fisher College of Business with a degree in Finance.
His dreams of playing for the home team in Cincinnati came true in 2018 when he was drafted by the Bengals in the third round. Hubbard has made an impact on the field for the Bengals during his first three seasons in the NFL. Entering year four, he’s looking to continue to do so—both on and off the field.
When he’s not on the field, Hubbard focuses on giving back to his community. The Cincinnati native knows the importance of giving back to his hometown and is excited to use his platform to do so.
“The state of Ohio and the sport of football have done so much for my family, and now I’m using that platform to give back to the very same communities that lifted me to where I am today.”
In 2020, Hubbard launched the Sam Hubbard Foundation to combat hunger by providing vulnerable children and families with food, education, medical, and athletic resources. During the height of the 2020 pandemic lockdown, he partnered with Cincinnati’s Freestore Foodbank, promising to match the goal of $9,400 (a tribute to his jersey number 94). His efforts snowballed quickly, resulting in over $56,000 raised (169,000 meals), shattering his original goal.
In July 2021, Superior Credit Union partnered with Hubbard as the title sponsor for his Youth Camp for kids in grades 1-8. The free event offered tips and hands-on instruction, including lectures, fundamental football skills stations, contests, and non-contact games in a high-energy, fun, and positive environment. Over 250 kids attended the camp.
“The more we got to know who Sam is, the more we saw that he was a perfect match for Superior. Superior CEO. “Besides being well-known in the Cincinnati market, throughout Ohio, really, Sam shares our commitment to community. In addition to our marketing partnership, we look forward to partnering with Sam on future charitable ventures to support the Greater Cincinnati community.”
Beginning August 2, look for social media posts, videos, billboards and more, sporting Sam Hubbard in support of Superior Credit Union.
About Superior Credit Union
Superior Credit Union, Inc., headquartered in Lima, Ohio, is a member-owned financial cooperative that serves nearly 100,000 members at 24 Western Ohio offices. With assets of over $1.2 billion, the credit union provides consumer and mortgage loans, real estate brokerage, investment and retirement planning, insurance services, checking and savings accounts, and small business services and loans. For more information about Superior Credit Union, please visit www.superiorcu.com.