Chase Young believes Justin Fields will win 2020 Heisman Trophy
Two players from Ohio State made the trip to New York City at the end of the 2019 season. Both quarterback Justin Fields and defensive end Chase Young had Heisman Trophy-caliber years last fall, but were no match for the sensational season LSU’s Joe Burrow had in his final season at the college level.
Entering the 2020 season, Fields is one of two front-runners to win this year’s Heisman Trophy. The other is Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence. Both have a great shot to hoist the most prestigious individual honor in college football at the end of the season.
Young, who was Fields’ teammate last season, believes the Buckeyes quarterback is going to be the guy in 2020.
In an interview with Big Ten Network’s Rick Pizzo, Young talked about his experience as a finalist for the Heisman Trophy. He is one of the few defensive players to even make the trip to the ceremony, an experience he still cherishes.
“It’s a blessing, man,” Young said. “I pray every day. It’s crazy. When I was at the Heisman (ceremony), I didn’t really realize that, ‘Dang, it’s really the Heisman.’ Like, being in New York and doing all that stuff — but it was a crazy moment, man, and something that I will never forget.”
That’s also when Young gave his support for Fields to win the award in 2020.
“I was on stage with a whole rack of great players — a player that I believe that’s going to win it next year, Justin Fields,” Young said. “So … I can’t really say too much. I was just blessed to be on stage with them guys.”
Fields was outstanding in his first year at Ohio State. He threw for 3,273 yards and 41 touchdowns with just three interceptions. He completed over 67 percent of his passes, rushed for 484 yards and 10 touchdowns, as well.
Ohio State finished the year 13-1, winning a third-straight B1G title and making an appearance in the College Football Playoff.
Entering his second season as a starter, there’s plenty of hype around Fields. And it’s not just coming from the fans in Columbus.