Former Oklahoma State star running back Chuba Hubbard partnered with the Tulsa Day Center to tackle homelessness Saturday in Tulsa.
Hubbard and other OSU football players helped put together backpacks filled with food, toiletries, clothes and other essentials to pass out to people in need.
He understands the struggle those who experience homelessness. Hubbard wanted to use his platform to give back.
"Just growing up from humble beginnings and then also seeing other people in my situation to give back,” Hubbard said. “You know, it just drives me to do the same thing.”
Tulsa Day Center executive director Mack Haltom said he's thrilled that a top college player like Hubbard is taking the time to help the community.
"We're so grateful for Chuba (Hubbard) being able to choose his platform because his name draws people to see what we're up to and his concern and his heart as well," Haltom said.
Running back L.D. Brown said seeing Hubbard give back motivates him and his teammates to do the same.
"You just want those type of guys in your life," Brown said. "They're good people and you don't genuinely come across that in the world. So you are really happy to make them your friend. To know him.”
Hubbard said he hopes he can be an example for other athletes to use their success to help others.
"Even if it's a little thing, it doesn't need to be giving items or anything materialistic," Hubbard said. "It could just be talking to somebody or uplifting somebody in some way."