A Good Weekend For Current And Former Buckeye Defensive Ends

Chase Young put himself in Heisman discussions with his dominating performance Saturday against Wisconsin. The Buckeye defensive end was a one man wrecking crew, tying an Ohio State single game record with four sacks. He also forced two fumbles and had another tackle for loss. His performance earned him the Walter Camp Award's National Defensive Player of the Week. Young, his first two years at Ohio State, played opposite Nick Bosa on the Buckeye D-line. Bosa, now with the San Francisco 49ers, did in the NFL Sunday, what Young did in Ohio Stadium Saturday. In fact Nick's older brother Joey was also a destructive force. Nick, in San Fran's 51-13 blowout of Carolina had three sacks and an interception, while Joey, in the LA Chargers 1-point win over Chicago, had two sacks and a forced fumble. The Bosa performances, on top of Young's remarkable game, drew reaction on Twitter from Ohio State's director of Player Personnel Mark Pantoni and Young himself took notice of Nick Bosa's domination as well.


The Bosas were not the only NFL Buckeyes to have historic performances Sunday. Michael Thomas continues to be on pace to set the NFL record for receptions in a season. With Drew Brees returning from his thumb injury, Thomas was targeted 11 times and caught all 11 passes for 112 yards and a touchdown in the New Orleans Saints 31-9 win over Arizona. Thomas, at the midpoint of the season, has 73 catches, slightly on pace to break Marvin Harrison's single season record of 143 receptions in a season. Thomas not only leads the league in receptions, but also receiving yards with 875. You can check out highlights of the Bosas and Thomas below.

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