Ohio State Overview: Chase Young is “next man up” and a rising star along the Ohio State defensive line … a true and talented junior, he led the 2018 Buckeyes in both sacks (10.0) and tackles for loss (15.5) … over the final four games of the year – wins against Maryland, No. 4 Michigan, No. 21 Northwestern and No. 9 Washington – Young had seven tackles-for-loss for minus 47 yards … with a strong season in 2019, Young could become just the second player in Ohio State history with double digit sacks in multiple seasons, after Mike Vrabel, who accomplished the feat in 1994 and 1995 … In a 45-24 Big Ten Championship game victory over No. 21 Northwestern, Young tied a championship game record with three sacks … was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 1 following his performance at No. 9 Penn State, which included three tackles-for-loss and two sacks … finished the 2019 season with 34 total tackles and started 11 games … worked his way into playing in 12 of the Big Ten champion Buckeyes’ 14 games as a true freshman in 2017 at defensive end, a position group that produced three 2018 NFL Draft picks and the No. 2 overall pick (Nick Bosa) in the 2019 NFL Draft … Young contributed 19 tackles on the season, including 6.0 tackles-for-loss and 3.5 quarterback sacks.
Honors and Awards
2019: Sporting News Preseason First Team All-American
2018: Second Team All-Big Ten (coaches)
More on Chase: Yong was a consensus 5-star prospect and one of the Top 10 players regardless of position in the nation as a senior … also considered one of the top two defensive ends … the No. 1 player in the state of Maryland … helped DeMatha, coached by Elijah Brooks, win the 2016 state championship with a 12-0 record by recording 118 tackles and 37 tackles-for-loss, including 19 quarterback sacks … he also forced five fumbles … named the Washington Post’s all-metropolitan defensive player of the year … named a U.S. Army All-American and to the American Family Insurance all-USA Football Team … played two seasons at DeMatha and team finished on a 17-game winning streak … played two years at Pallotti High School in Laurel, Md., before transferring to DeMatha … is the son of Carla and Greg Young.