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Chase Young Is Getting Heisman Trophy Hype vs. Wisconsin

J.K. Dobbins celebrates a play for Ohio State football.

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - DECEMBER 01: J.K. Dobbins #2 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates after a play in the game against the Northwestern Wildcats in the first quarter at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 01, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

The Ohio State-Wisconsin game has been a massive defensive struggle today. But one defensive player is shining brighter than anyone - Buckeyes defensive end Chase Young.

Through the first quarter-and-a-half, the game is scoreless but Young has recorded several sacks and big tackles for loss. Coming into the game he already had 9.5 sacks - more than any three of his teammates combined.

The junior defensive end is playing so well that people are even giving him Heisman Trophy shoutouts today.

It's never going to happen, though. Since he's a defensive lineman and players at that position get so few votes, most sports books don't even have Heisman odds on him. Young could record 30 sacks and will still most likely lose out to the best quarterback or running back in the nation. But defensive players who receive this kind of Heisman hype have often found themselves walking onto the big stage on NFL Draft night... Some of the top draft analysts also seem to agree on that point:

Young is having a terrific season for the Buckeyes and could be the anchor for a defense that wins a national title.

Sadly there's a solid glass ceiling for defensive players when it comes to the Heisman Trophy. It would take something unprecedented for Young to win the most coveted award in college football.