Nick Chubb’s last name means more than you may think. In fact, it has its own Georgia town.
The Bulldogs running back hails from Chubbtown, a place that once was a free black colony that survived the Civil War. Chubb himself is a descendant of the town’s founders.
On Saturday, Chubb’s family history, and the history of his hometown, were featured in a segment on ESPN’s College GameDay. You can watch the full feature here.
The feature tells the story of how Chubbtown was created. A group traveled from Virginia to create their own colony in northwest Georgia.
“That’s incredible during that time period for African Americans to be free,” Chubb said in the segment. “Not only that, but for them to come and build their own community and start their own business was even more impressive.”
The feature also details how proud Chubb has made his small hometown community. The Georgia running back has 586 rushing yards and five touchdowns this season, his first since returning from knee surgery less than a year before this season’s opener.
Chubb’s Bulldogs take on Florida in the annual rivalry game in Jacksonville, Fla. on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS.