Here’s a List of College Football Records Smashed by Washington Football Team Rookie Chase Young

Published 12/22/2020, 8:05 PM EST
Nov 26, 2020; Arlington, Texas, USA; Washington Football Team defensive end Chase Young (99) warms before the game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Washington Football Team at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports


For a long time now, the NFL has lacked the presence of a commanding defensive end. The Bosa brothers (Joey and Nick), JJ Watt, Khalil Mack and of course, Aaron Donald, are some of the well-revered defensive ends in the league. But the arrival of a certain youngster by the name of Chase Young in the NFL could be the dawn of a new era.

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The former Ohio State superstar arrived in Washington as the second overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft, behind Joe Burrow. Why was young drafted ahead of someone like Tua Tagovailoa, Justin Herbert or even CeeDee Lamb? Just have look at his more than impressive college record.

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Chase Young – Rookie of the Year contender in 2020?

 

After graduating from DeMarth Catholic High School, Young was offered scholarships from a reported 40 different universities. In July 2016, he committed his future to Ohio State.

Here are a few of the college records he smashed between 2017-19.

  • Ohio State school records for single-game sacks (4)
  • Ohio State school records for tackles for loss (5)
  • Single-season school record for most sacks (16.5)
  • Became the ninth defensive player since 1982 to be nominated for The Heisman Trophy
  • Voted the Big Ten Jesse Owens Athlete of the Year

Young also won the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Chuck Bednarik Award, Ted Hendricks Award, Chicago Tribune Silver Football, Nagurski–Woodson Defensive Player of the Year, and Smith–Brown Defensive Lineman of the Year. So it’s safe to say that this kid is not going to back down easily.

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Ron Rivera and Young, a match made in heaven?

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The arrival of Ron Rivera and Chase Young in Washington Football Team couldn’t have come at a better period. With the organization under some major transformation, the arrival of this pair could spur some major change in the short-term future of this team. Rivera’s unfortunate cancer diagnosis is a bit of a stumbling block but the experienced NFL coach knows how to face such obstacles.

Nov 26, 2020; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle Brandon Knight (69) blocks Washington Football Team defensive end Chase Young (99) during the second half at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY SportsThe

With a strong display in his rookie year itself, Chase is already proving his worth the Washington fans. With Kyle Allen and Alex Smith also putting up the numbers, these boys could be the surprise package in 2020.

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