Damon Arnette on Chase Young for Heisman: He's the best player in CFB
The last defensive player to win the Heisman Trophy was Michigan’s Charles Woodson in 1997. Ohio State defensive end Chase Young seemed like he wanted to end that streak with a single game’s performance Saturday.
Against Wisconsin in Week 9, Young posted four sacks, five tackles for loss and two forced fumbles. In one week, he went from one of the best defenders in the country to a legitimate contender for the Heisman.
If it were up to Ohio State defensive back Damon Arnette, the voters for college football’s most prestigious award would already give the Heisman to Young.
“I thought the Heisman was supposed to be for the best player in college football, and everybody talks about Chase Young is the best player in college football,” Arnette said. “So just give him the trophy, shoot.”
Damon Arnette on Chase Young's Heisman Trophy candidacy: "I thought the Heisman was supposed to be for the best player in college football, and everybody talks about Chase Young is the best player in college football. So just give him the trophy, shoot."
— Colin Hass-Hill (@chasshill) October 26, 2019
Young has 15.5 tackles for loss and 13.5 sacks in eight games this season. He completely wrecked the game for Wisconsin on Saturday, as the Buckeyes cruised to a 38-7 victory.
Young probably still faces long odds to winning the Heisman Trophy, but he made quite a case for himself Saturday. If he continues to play at an elite level, and Ohio State keeps winning, he may just end the defensive drought for the award.