Scarlet Sunrise: Chase Young checks off another major life goal

Scarlet Sunrise: Chase Young checks off another major life goal

Spencer Holbrook7 months
Chase Young by Birm-Lettermen Row
Chase Young is making his parents dreams come true. (Birm/Lettermen Row)

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Chase Young checks off another major life goal

Former Ohio State superstar defensive end Chase Young is making his NFL dreams come true and wrecking backfields across the league.

Young won NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year earlier this year, accomplishing one of his goals. And he has recently checked off another major goal. In an Instagram post made by the Washington Football Team, Young presented his mother Carla with a new car.

Young has had plenty of accomplishments from his time at Ohio State and early in his NFL career. He had 7.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and a touchdown as a rookie for the Washington Football Team. Those accomplishments are huge for the Buckeyes legend.

But so is the ability to provide for his parents.

Buckeyes set to begin Big Ten Tournament

It’s win or go home time for Ohio State.

The four-game losing streak is still in their minds, but a new season starts for the Buckeyes on Thursday.

Making sure they enter the NCAA Tournament — which starts next week — without the streak hanging over their heads will be just as important as competing for the Big Ten title this week at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Buckeyes now enter this week’s Big Ten Tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium on a four-game slide. According to the folks at, Ohio State’s odds of winning the conference tournament are now +1000.

Ohio State is the No. 5 seed in the Big Ten Tournament this week and will play Minnesota on Thursday afternoon at about 2:30 p.m. in the second round.

“Tournament time creates a lot of excitement,” Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann said. “I think they’re anxious, obviously this being taken away from them last year, just as every other Big Ten team. I just think in general they’re excited and they’re aware of what’s coming here, not just this week but beyond.”

Now, it’s win or go home season. And the Buckeyes aren’t ready to go home.

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Orlando Pace’s son joins Buckeyes as walk-on

After completing his prep career at Mary Institute & St Louis Country Day School, 2021 linebacker Jalen Pace announced on Tuesday that he’s accepted an opportunity to play football at Ohio State.

The prospect may be a bit of an unknown since the 6-foot-2, 205-pounder is unranked by the recruiting services. But his last name should ring a bell — his father Orlando is a bit more well-known.

Jalen had a couple of opportunities to play college football elsewhere, including scholarship opportunities at Division II schools like Dayton and Lindenwood University. But the lifelong Ohio State fan told Lettermen Row he just couldn’t pass up the chance to follow in his father’s legacy. His budding relationship with coaches in Columbus helped him feel comfortable in the decision.

And his father sat down with Lettermen Row’s Tim May to break down what makes Ohio State so special and the chance for the younger Pace to find a home with the Buckeyes.

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