Chase Young Wins Ted Hendricks Award as Nation’s Best Defensive End

Chase Young Ohio State Buckeye Defensive End

From an Ohio State release.

Chase Young is the 2019 Ted Hendricks Award Winner

Young is the first Buckeye to ever win the award

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State’s Chase Young added another award to his resume on Wednesday when he was named the 2019 recipient of the Ted Hendricks Award, which has gone to the nation’s top defensive end since 2002. He is Ohio State’s first-ever recipient and just the fourth from a Big Ten school. Young received the largest percentage of votes by the Hendricks Award selection committee in its history (more than 90 percent).

Young’s 2019 season accolades now include:

  • Big Ten Nagurski-Woodson Defensive Player of the Year
  • Big Ten Smith-Brown Defensive Lineman of the Year
  • Chicago Tribune Silver Football Award winner
  • First Team All-Big Ten
  • Ted Hendricks Award winner
  • Nagurski Trophy winner
  • Heisman Trophy finalist
  • Maxwell and Bednarik Award finalist

A native of Upper Marlboro, Md., Young led the Buckeyes to their third consecutive Big Ten Conference championship in 2019 (and 38th overall) with one of the most dominant seasons ever by a defensive player. Young leads the nation in sacks (16.5), sacks per game (1.50), sack yards (117) and tackles-for-loss per game (1.91). His 21.0 total TFLs ranks fourth nationally while his 129 total TFL yards and six forced fumbles are second.

In two of the Buckeyes’ biggest wins of the year – vs. Wisconsin on Oct. 26 and Penn State on Nov. 23 – Young totaled 7.0 sacks, 9.0 tackles-for-loss, four forced fumbles and 15 total tackles. Despite not registering a sack in last Saturday’s Big Ten Championship Game vs. Wisconsin, Young still finished with six tackles and 1.5 tackles-for-loss in a 34-21 win.

Previous Winners

2002Terrell SuggsArizona State
2003David PollackGeorgia
2004David PollackGeorgia
2005Elvis DumervilLouisville
2006LaMarr WoodleyMichigan
2007Chris LongVirginia
2008Brian OrakpoTexas
2009Jerry HughesTCU
2010Da’Quan BowersClemson
2011Whitney MercilusIllinois
2012Jadeveon ClowneySouth Carolina
2013Jackson Jeffcoat[1]Texas
2014Nate Orchard[2]Utah
2015Carl Nassib[3]Penn State
2016Jonathan Allen[4]Alabama
2017Bradley Chubb[5]NC State
2018Clelin Ferrell [6]Clemson

2 Responses

  1. Wow! A picture that speaks to one claim and destroys every other that turns a truth into a lie if we cannot produce the same picture for our “every play” holding claims.

    thus demonstrating the power of hyperbole, by any amount, to mock and eviscerate the ‘standard’ Coach Day espouses.

    To say nothing of the continuing temptation to corrupt our brothers by forms of ‘feeling really good about ourselves, honest’.

    Every Day, do you have your eyes “on the target”? Do I? Do we?

    What ‘happens’ if we do again, exactly what we say we’re ‘never going to do again’, but this time we ‘just move on’? or declare we ‘have done nothing wrong’?

    one Voice says a single singe of di-gression that i hide, cuts me off from my inheritance already given, Hmmm…. is this why i need brothers committed to The Standard… not ‘more’ of ‘whatever’ thing under the sun?

    But are we ‘crowned’ by the faithfulness of that brother who died by his father’s side for what you or i wanted? Or does The Season approach every year a Son is given when that Son is given… continually… until it is time?

    How does what each of us does – on and off The Field – count toward not a win of our labels, but a priceless Victory?

    Yet, we don’t ‘get’ this or ‘take’ it, much less ‘ ‘own’ or dominate’ about any aspect of it. Rather this amazing power is “…perfected in weakness”. That strikes my ego as utter foolishness & doubletalk.

    Thus there is hope for all, for whosoever calls on the Name above all Names.

    i mean gee…we do sing “our honor defend, we will fight to the end…”. And that song ‘never gets old’ but calls to our hearts… every time.

    Hmmm…. so,.. what are we “held by”… “every play” of our lives?

  2. Of course that isn’t holding in the header picture…That would be considered sexual assault in many states!

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