Early sack against Wisconsin puts Chase Young in elite Ohio State company
Prior to Saturday’s game between Wisconsin and Ohio State, there was just one Buckeye who ever recorded double-digit sacks in back-to-back seasons. Now, there are two players on that list.
In the first quarter of Saturday’s top 15 showdown, Chase Young brought down Wisconsin quarterback Jack Coan for his first sack of the day. That sack put Young at 10.5 for the season. He is credited with 10.5 sacks in 2018, as well.
Young joins Mike Vrabel as the only other Buckeye to accomplish that feat. Vrabel totaled 11 sacks in the 1994 season and collected 13 in 1995.
It took Young just eight games to get into double digits again this season. He’s been a force in every aspect of the game, totaling 23 tackles, three forced fumbles and a blocked field goal attempt, as well. His NFL Draft stock is only continuing to rise this season.
Young was on numerous lists as a midseason All-American and is in serious contention for the B1G Defensive Player of the Year award.