Chase Young
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Chase Young

Chase Young
Ohio State Buckeyes - No. 2
PositionDefensive end
Career history
Bowl games
High schoolDeMatha Catholic (Hyattsville, Maryland)
Personal information
Born: (1999-04-14) April 14, 1999 (age 20)
Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight265 lb (120 kg)
Career highlights and awards

Chase Young (born April 14, 1999) is an American football defensive end for the Ohio State Buckeyes. As a junior in 2019, Young broke Ohio State's single-season sack record with 16.5, winning him several awards and honors, such as the Chuck Bednarik Award, Ted Hendricks Award, and Bronko Nagurski Trophy, as well as being named a Heisman Trophy finalist.

Early career

Chase Young was born on April 14, 1999 in Upper Marlboro, Maryland to parents Greg and Carla Young.[1][2] Young first attended St. Vincent Pallotti High School in Laurel, Maryland for two years, winning the 2014 MIAA C Conference championship with them,[3] before transferring to DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland.[1] During his senior season at DeMatha in 2016, he and the team won the state's football championship.[1] Young was considered one of the top 10 players in the nation, and was named Washington Post all-metropolitan defensive player of the year, as well as included on the U.S. Army All-American and American Family Insurance all-USA Football teams.[1] In November 2016, Young committed to attend Ohio State University, later choosing to major in criminology.[2][4]

College career

Young recorded four sacks as a freshman for the Ohio State Buckeyes.[5] During his sophomore season, Young sprained both ankles but still managed to record 10.5 sacks on the season.[6] He came on strong after fellow defensive end Nick Bosa was injured in the latter part of the season, recording three sacks in the 2018 Big Ten Football Championship Game against Northwestern.[7][5]

During his junior season, Young tied Ohio State school records for single-game sacks (four) and tackles for loss (five) in a win against Wisconsin.[8][9] After the game, OSU head coach Ryan Day called Young the "most dominant player" in all of college football.[10] In November 2019, he was suspended for two games for getting an unauthorized loan from a family friend, which he later repaid in full.[11] In his first game after returning, Young recorded three sacks against Penn State. He ended the season with 16.5 in total, which broke the single-season school record that was previously held by Vernon Gholston (2007).[12]

Young won several awards and honors for his 2019 season, including the Chuck Bednarik Award,[13]Ted Hendricks Award,[14]Bronko Nagurski Trophy,[15]Chicago Tribune Silver Football,[16]Nagurski-Woodson Defensive Player of the Year,[15] and Smith-Brown Defensive Lineman of the Year.[15] He was unanimously named to the 2019 College Football All-America Team and first-team All-Big Ten,[17] In addition, he finished as a runner-up for the Maxwell Award, as well as fourth in Heisman Trophy voting behind quarterbacks Joe Burrow, Jalen Hurts, and Justin Fields.[18][19] After the season, Young decided to forgo his senior year by declaring for the 2020 NFL Draft, where he is projected to be a top-three selection.[20][21][22]

Season Tackles Sacks Fumbles
Solo Ast Total TFL Total Yards FF FR
2017 12 7 19 6 3.5 20 1 0
2018 24 9 33 14.5 10.5 60 1 0
2019 32 14 48 10.5 16.5 117 6 0
Totals 68 30 98 31 30.5 197 8 0


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  2. ^ a b "Dominant Defender Chase Young Departs for NFL Draft". Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ Worgo, Tom. "Pallotti football relies on running game, defense to defeat AACS for MIAA C Conference title". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 2020.
  4. ^ "Chase Young, DeMatha Catholic, Weak-Side Defensive End". Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ a b Ludwiczak, Brett (January 17, 2019). "Ohio State defensive end Chase Young is ready to build off a breakout sophomore season". Land Grant Holy Land. Retrieved 2019.
  6. ^ Haas-Hill, Colin (May 10, 2019). "K.J. Hill, Chase Young and J.K. Dobbins Could Break or Tie Ohio State Individual Records in 2019". Eleven Warriors. Retrieved 2019.
  7. ^ Rowland, Kyle (October 10, 2018). "Ohio State defensive end Chase Young wants to be the best". Toledo Blade. Retrieved 2019.
  8. ^ Planos, Josh (October 29, 2019). "Ohio State's Chase Young Is Playing Like A Heisman Contender". FiveThirtyEight. ABC News Internet Ventures. Retrieved 2019.
  9. ^ "Heisman Watch: Chase Young Crashes Quarterback Party". ESPN. October 29, 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  10. ^ Hummer, Chris (October 28, 2019). "Chase Young is on a historic, Heisman-worthy pace". Retrieved 2019.
  11. ^ Shook, Nick (November 13, 2019). "NCAA rules Ohio State's Chase Young to miss 1 more game". Retrieved 2019.
  12. ^ Kaufman, Joey. "Chase Young a Heisman finalist despite playing defense, being suspended". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved 2019.
  13. ^ "Chase Young Wins 2019 Chuck Bednarik Award". Retrieved 2020.
  14. ^ Clay, Jarrod. "Chase Young wins 2019 Ted Hendricks Award". ABC 6. Retrieved 2020.
  15. ^ a b c Straka, Dean. "Ohio State DE Chase Young wins Bronko Nagurski Trophy". 247 Sports. Retrieved 2020.
  16. ^ Greenstein, Teddy. "Chase Young is the 2019 Chicago Tribune Silver Football winner -- and the 1st Ohio State defensive player to win the award in its 95-year history". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2020.
  17. ^ "Big Ten Announces Football All-Conference Teams for Defense and Special Teams and Select Individual Honors". Retrieved 2020.
  18. ^ Sarah, Wynn. "Ohio State defensive end Chase Young forgoing senior season, entering NFL Draft". Retrieved 2020.
  19. ^ ESPN News Services. "Bayou bliss: LSU QB Joe Burrow takes home Heisman". ESPN. Retrieved 2020.
  20. ^ ESPN. "Ohio State DE Chase Young announces he's entering NFL draft". ESPN. Retrieved 2020.
  21. ^ Shook, Nick. "Ohio State DE Chase Young declares for 2020 draft". Retrieved 2020.
  22. ^ Kiper Jr., Mel. "Kiper's 2020 NFL draft Big Board rankings: Top 25 prospects overall and top 10s at every position". ESPN. Retrieved 2020.

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