Chase Young is an American football defensive end who currently plays for the Washington Commanders of the National Football League (NFL). He won multiple awards in college football, such as the Chuck Bednarik Award and the Ted Hendricks Award, and set an Ohio State single-season record with 16.5 sacks. He also had an impressive rookie season in the NFL, recording 7.5 sacks and four forced fumbles. Get all of the latest Chase Young news here!
Chase Young was born on April 14, 1999, in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, and attended DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland. During his high school career, Young was a highly sought-after recruit and was considered one of the top defensive prospects in the country. He ultimately committed to playing college football at Ohio State University, where he continued to excel.
In his college career, Young became one of the most dominant defensive players in the country. He won numerous awards, including the Chuck Bednarik Award and the Ted Hendricks Award, both of which are given to the best defensive player in college football. In 2019, he set an Ohio State single-season record with 16.5 sacks and was named a unanimous All-American.
Young was selected second overall by the Washington Football Team in the 2020 NFL Draft. In his rookie season, he quickly established himself as one of the most disruptive defensive players in the league, recording 7.5 sacks and four forced fumbles. His combination of size, speed, and athleticism makes him a formidable opponent for any offensive lineman.
Off the field, Young is known for his work ethic and leadership skills. He is actively involved in community service and has worked with organizations such as the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.