Chase Young


Player profile

  • Height 6-5
  • Weight 265
  • Hometown Upper Marlboro, Md.
  • Last School DeMatha Catholic
  • Year Junior

Ohio State Career Overview
• Team captain and the dominant defensive player in college football during the 2019 season
• A unanimous All-American in 2019 and won six major individual awards
• Declared intentions to be eligible for the 2020 NFL Draft following his junior season
• A finalist for the Heisman Trophy … just the ninth defensive player out of 159 total finalists since 1982
• Won both the Bednarik Award and the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, which both recognize the nation’s outstanding defensive player
• Won the Ted Hendricks award as the nation’s outstanding defensive end in 2019
• Won three Big Ten Conference awards as a junior: the Chicago Tribune Silver Football as the Big Ten’s best player and the Big Ten’s Defensive Player and Defensive Lineman of the Year awards
• The nucleus of an Ohio State defense that ranked among the nation’s Top 5 statistically in six major categories, including No. 1 in total defense (259.7 yards per game), No. 2 in passing yardage (156.0 yards per game), red zone scores (66 pct.) and pass efficiency (97.50) and No. 4 in scoring (13.7 points per game)
• Led the nation in quarterback sacks (16.5) and sacks per game (1.38)
• No. 2 nationally in 2019 in tackles-for-loss (21.5) and TFLs per game (1.8)
• Led the nation in forced fumbles (six) and with .50 forced fumbles per game
• Set school records with 16.5 quarterback sacks and 117 sack yards
• Finishes second (to Mike Vrabel, who had 36.0 sacks and 245 sack yards) with 31.0 career sacks and 211 sack yards
• Had 99 career tackles, including 42.5 TFLs and 239 TFL yards, figures that rank 11t and fifth, respectively, at Ohio State
• Two-year starter who played in 38 games and started 23 times

Honors & Awards
2019: Unanimous All-American, Heisman Trophy finalist, Bednarik Award, Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Ted Hendricks Award, Chicago Tribune Silver Football, Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year, all-Big Ten Conference
2018: Second-team all-Big Ten

More on Chase:
• Was majoring in criminology at Ohio State
• A consensus 5-star prospect and one of the Top 10 players regardless of position in the nation as a high school senior
• The No. 1 player in the state of Maryland
• Helped DeMatha win the 2016 state championship with a 12-0 record by recording 118 tackles and 37 tackles-for-loss, including 19 quarterback sacks
• Played two seasons at DeMatha and two years at Pallotti High School in Laurel, Md.
• The son of Carla and Greg Young.