BY LUKE DECOCK, PHOTO BY RAY BLACK III - NEWS & OBSERVER
When Chris Hubert was a freshman at Middle Creek, and even before that, varsity players would tell coach Sean Crocker about him. When Crocker got a look at Hubert, he found their praise slightly hard to believe: Hubert was tiny, his weight barely into triple digits.
They would tell Crocker, “Look out for ‘Smoke.’ That kid’s like 5 feet tall, but don’t let him fool you. Nobody can touch him.”
No one warned the Arizona Cardinals about the little guy from Apex. They figured it out for themselves.