2 Chase Young

Chase Young Ohio State
usaUnited States
Upper Marlboro, MD
High School
DeMatha Catholic
Past Teams
Ohio State
2017, 2018, 2019

Post-OSU Update: Chase Young left Ohio State with a year of eligibility remaining to enter the 2020 NFL Draft. He was the second overall pick of the draft, selected by Washington. Young won Defensive Rookie of the Year honors in 2020, recording 7.5 sacks, 10 TFLs, and four forced fumbles. His next two years were inconsistent and injury-filled. In 2023, Young was healthy again and traded mid-year to the 49ers. He combined for 7.5 sacks across the two teams. (updated: Feb. 2024)

Major: Criminology and Criminal Justice (2018)

Weight: 265 (2018-19), 240 (2017)

2019 Media Guide: Chase Young is “next man up” and a rising star along the Ohio State defensive line … a true and talented junior, he led the 2018 Buckeyes in both sacks (10.0) and tackles for loss (15.5) … over the final four games of the year – wins against Maryland, No. 4 Michigan, No. 21 Northwestern and No. 9 Washington – Young had seven tackles-for-loss for minus 47 yards … with a strong season in 2019, Young could become just the second player in Ohio State history with double digit sacks in multiple seasons, after Mike Vrabel, who accomplished the feat in 1994 and 1995 … In a 45-24 Big Ten Championship game victory over No. 21 Northwestern, Young tied a championship game record with
three sacks … was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 1 following his performance at No. 9 Penn State, which included three tackles-for-loss and two sacks … finished the 2018 season with 34 total tackles and started 11 games.

2018 Media Guide: Chase Young is a rising star along the Ohio State defensive line … a true and talented sophomore, he worked his way into playing in 12 of the Big Ten champion Buckeyes’ 14 games last year at defensive end, a position group that produced three 2018 NFL Draft picks and included the Big Ten’s defensive lineman of the year and first-team All-American Nick Bosa … Young contributed 19 tackles on the season, including 6.0 tackles-for-loss and 3.5 quarterback sacks … his sacks came against Maryland, Michigan State (1.5) and USC … he had 2.0 TFLs vs. Rutgers.

2017 Media Guide: Chase Young was a consensus 5-star prospect (Rivals, 247Sports and Scout) and one of the Top 10 players regardless of position in the nation, with Rivals and 247Sports each ranking him No. 8 overall … considered one of the Top 2 defensive ends, with both 247Sports and Scout listing him No. 2 and Rivals and ESPN rating him No. 3 at the position.

High School: The No. 1 player in the state of Maryland, Young helped DeMatha, coached by Elijah Brooks, win the 2016 state championship with a 12-0 record by recording 118 tackles and 37 tackles for-loss, including 19 quarterback sacks … he also forced five fumbles and had a strip sack fumble return touchdown and an interception return touchdown … named the Washington Post’s all-metropolitan defensive player of the year … named a U.S. Army All-American and to the American Family Insurance all-USA Football Team … played two seasons at DeMatha and team finished on a 17-game winning streak … played two years at Pallotti High School in Laurel, Md., before transferring to DeMatha … No. 36 on the PrepStar Top 150 Dream Team … a finalist at The Opening this past summer in Beaverton, Ore. … recorded 27 tackles for loss, including 19 quarterback sacks, in 2015 for DeMatha.

Personal: Is the son of Carla and Greg Young.



SeasonTeamGGSTklSoloAsstTFLTFL YdsSacksSack YdsFFFRIntInt YdsPBUBlkDef TD
2017Ohio State120191276.0243.5201000000
2018Ohio State14113425915.58610.5742000500
2019Ohio State121246321421.012916.51176000310