He was a good student and worked hard at everything he did. As an athlete, he wasn't the most gifted, but no one had more determination. He was a kid I would love to have as a son.
— Shawn Murray, assistant football coach
Hubbard joined the Marines with his best friend, Jeremiah Baro, who was killed in the same attack. Three years later Hubbard's younger brother, Nathan, died in Iraq in a helicopter crash.
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