Chase Young Named Walter Camp National Defensive Player Of The Week For Second Time This Season

By Colin Hass-Hill on November 24, 2019 at 12:11 pm
Chase Young

Chase Young returned to the field on Saturday and added to his long list of awards on Sunday.

The junior defensive end earned Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week honors for his nine-tackle, four-tackle for loss, three-sack performance in a 28-17 victory against Penn State.

By winning the award this weekend, Young has now been given the national defensive player of the week award in each of his past two games. He also was awarded following his four-sack game versus Wisconsin. 

Young broke Ohio State's single-season sack record on Saturday, topping the mark of 14 previously held by Vernon Gholston. He now has nation-leading 16.5 sacks, the most in a season by any Big Ten player in 21 years, along with 38 tackles and 19.5 tackles for loss. Young's average of 2.2 tackles for loss leads the nation.

His dominant season has him getting Heisman Trophy buzz, which Ryan Day supports.

"Oh my gosh, I just think Chase Young deserves to be in New York," Day said on Saturday. "How dominant of a player is Chase Young? And the impact he has on the game is just unbelievable."

Young now has 90 tackles, 39 tackles for loss and 30.5 sacks in his career.

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