Chase Young named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year; 4 Buckeyes named to first teams

File photo - cropped | Ohio State defensive end Chase Young (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
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Ohio State defensive end Chase Young was named as the Big Ten Conference's Defensive Player of the Year on Tuesday.

Along with the top overall defensive award, Young was also named the Smith-Brown Defensive Lineman of the Year as well as first-team honors by the coaches and the media.

Joining him on the coaches-first team includes linebacker Malik Harrison, safety Jordan Fuller and cornerback Jeff Okudah.

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Additionally, cornerback Damon Arnette was named to the coaches second team and defensive tackle Davon Hamilton and cornerback Shaun Wade landed on the third team.

The media first team included Young, Fuller and Okudah, Harrison and Arnette on the second team and Hamilton and Wade on the third team.

Head coach Ryan Day was named Dave McClain Coach of the Year as selected by conference media.

Dave McClain Coach of the Year
Ryan Day

Nagurski–Woodson Defensive Player of the Year
Chase Young

Smith-Brown Defensive Lineman of the Year
Chase Young

Coaches All-Big Ten Defense teams

First Team
Chase Young
Malik Harrison
Jordan Fuller
Jeff Okudah

Second Team
Damon Arnette

Third Team
Davon Hamilton
Shaun Wade

Honorable Mention
Tuf Borland
Baron Browning
Jashon Cornell
Robert Landers
Pete Werner

Media All-Big Ten Defense teams

First Team
Chase Young
Jordan Fuller
Jeff Okudah

Second Team
Malik Harrison
Damon Arnette

Third Team
Davon Hamilton
Shaun Wade

Honorable Mention
Tuf Borland
Baron Browning
Jashon Cornell
Robert Landers
Pete Werner

Coaches All-Big Ten Special Teams

Third Team
Blake Haubeil

Honorable Mention
Drue Chrisman

Media All-Big Ten Special Teams

Third Team
Blake Haubeil

Honorable Mention
Drue Chrisman

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