Former Ohio State star Chase Young named Defensive Player of the Month for December
Former Ohio State star Chase Young ended the regular season of his rookie year on a high note.
The ex-Buckeye was named NFL Defensive Player and Defensive Rookie of the Month for his production in December.
That news was announced on Thursday morning.
.@youngchase907 has been named NFC Defensive Player AND NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month!👏👏👏
— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) January 7, 2021
He’s the sixth Washington player to win Defensive Player of the Month in franchise history, according to the release — the first to do it since 2012. Young is also the first rookie in franchise history to win a Player of the Month award.
In his last five games, Young recorded 17 total tackles, three tackles for loss, three sacks, two forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, three passes defensed and a touchdown.
Washington picked Young No. 2 overall in the 2020 NFL draft. He’s likely to win Defensive Rookie of the Year. He finished his season with 7.5 sacks, 10 tackles for loss, four forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and a touchdown.
Young’s season is not over just yet. Washington went 7-9 this year and qualified for the playoffs by winning the NFC East.
Washington will face Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday in the wildcard round.