Chase Young earned multiple awards from the NFL for his play in the final month of the regular season.
The former Ohio State defensive end was named Thursday as both the NFC Defensive Player of the Month and NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month for his performance during the final month of the regular season.
In the Washington Football Team's final five games of the season, Young recorded 17 total tackles including three tackles for loss, three sacks, two forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, three passes defensed and a touchdown.
From Washington's official website:
Young became the first player in franchise history to record two games in a single season with a forced fumble, fumble recovery and a sack when he did so in Weeks 14 and 16. In the Week 14 matchup against the San Francisco 49ers, Young recorded an eight-yard sack, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, one tackle for loss and two passes defensed.
He became the first player in Washington franchise history to record a fumble return touchdown, a forced fumble and a sack in a single game and became the first rookie in NFL history and third player in overall to record a fumble return touchdown, forced fumble, fumble recovery, sack and two-plus passes defensed in a single game.
Over the course of his entire first season with the Washington Football Team, Young has recorded 42 total tackles with 7.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and four passes defensed. He's the heavy favorite to be this year's NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, which would make him the fourth Buckeye in five years to win that award, joining Joey Bosa (2016), Marshon Lattimore (2017) and Nick Bosa (2019).
Young has also become an immediate leader in D.C., and was named as a team captain last month after fellow Buckeye product Dwayne Haskins lost his captaincy (and was later released).
Young and the Washington Football Team are set to play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first round of the NFL playoffs at 8:15 p.m. Saturday, and Young hasn't been shy about his desire to sack the Buccaneers' former Michigan quarterback: