Brody Hubbard is a 5’11” 170-pound senior wide receiver, defensive end,
punter and kicker for the 2013 Malad Dragons. He plays a versatile role on offense, defense and special teams. While he was not voted by the players as a captain (they could only vote for four players), Hubbard is definitely a vocal leader both on and off the field, like the rest of the seniors on this year’s team. Football is not the only sport Hubbard plays for the Dragons, as he is also a standout basketball and baseball player for Malad High School.
Brody has been sensational so far this year for the Dragons. He has been the go-to target at receiver so far this season. Last week in a tough road loss against Bear Lake, Hubbard hauled in 8 passes for 174 yards and 3 touchdowns for the Dragons. “Brody has played so well for us this year. If he continues to push himself on and off the field, I really believe he has potential to play at the collegiate level. His speed and size make it difficult for opposing defensive backs to match up with him, and he just seems to make big play after big play when we need it the most,” head coach Coda Tchida said.
Hubbard works hard in the weight room, during practice, and on the playing field. In the offseason, he and his senior teammates set up conditioning and throwing sessions, and he attended weight lifting as well. When asked about the hard work this team has put in in the offseason and through the first four weeks Hubbard said, “We have put in so much work, that when it comes down to the district games we will be ready to compete and win a district title. Whether it is watching film, lifting, conditioning or throwing with my teammates, we have put in the time to have a successful season. We all (players and coaches) know we have a brutal schedule this year, but it is only making us stronger as a team.”
The Dragons are coming off of two tough losses to Firth and Bear Lake, but will look to rebound this week at home against another tough 3A team in Sugar-Salem. “This week is going to be mentally and physically draining,” Hubbard said. He continued, “We have been staying focused and have had a great week of practice. The scout team has pushed us and been very physical this week, which has helped us to prepare for Sugar. We will be ready to go Friday and we hope we can come out on top again Friday night.”
“I just want to get out there and get a win Friday night,” Hubbard said. Brody and the Dragons will be in action at home against Sugar-Salem Friday night with kickoff slated for 7:00 p.m.