Ohio State’s Chase Young has been named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, the first of many accolades for the dominant defensive end.
In 11 games–he missed two due to suspension–Young compiled 38 tackles, including 19.5 for loss, 16.5 sacks, six forced fumbles and four quarterback hurries. His 16.5 sacks broke the Ohio State single-season record set by Vernon Gholston in 2007.
Young is Ohio State’s first conference Defensive Player of the Year winner since Joey Bosa in 2014.
He’s also the fifth OSU defensive lineman to win Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year in the last six seasons.
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Young has established himself as a likely top-three pick in April’s NFL Draft and could potentially go No. 1 overall. For his career, he has 29.5 sacks.
This weekend, Young and Ohio State will take on Wisconsin in Indianapolis with the Big Ten title on the line. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. ET on FOX.