Future Watch: Chase Winovich Rookie Football Cards, Patriots – Chase Winovich was drafted by the New England Patriots with the 77th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. At 6-3, 250 pounds this defensive end has always made his professional living chasing the quarterback out of the pocket. But he didn’t start out doing it at that position.
This Jefferson, Hills, PA native, played linebacker and some quarterback in high school. He committed to the University of Michigan. In 2014, he was a linebacker that first season. He appeared in just six games but that’s not bad for a freshman at a big university.
In 2015, he moved to tight end for a short time under newly hired head coach, Jim Harbaugh. Again, he wasn’t able to fully shine in the 13 games he played.
The following season, he played in 13 games and finally started two of them at defensive end during the 2016 campaign.
During the spring and into the summer of 2017, Winovich took up ballet. Why? It helped him to control his body especially in regard to shifting his body weight which is important for that position. In a late September game, he had four tackles for a loss and three quarterback sacks against Purdue. He was voted Big-Ten Co-Defensive Player of the Week Award. He had 73 tackles and 19 of them for a loss, both career highs that season. His eight sacks were tied for the conference lead and he was voted 2017 All-Big Ten.
He came back for a fifth year in 2018. He amassed 59 tackles, 15.5 for losses. He was voted All-Big Ten and an All-America player and was ready for the NFL Draft.
At the NFL Combine he ran a 4.59 in the 40 and pulled off 18 reps on the weight bench.
Here are some of his NFL highlights:
Collectors can find Chase Winovich’s licensed NFL rookie cards in 2019 Panini football products, including Contenders, Select and Optic to name a few. Additionally, he also has cards in 2019 Leaf Metal Draft, and 2019 SAGE HIT Premier Draft, as well.
In his rookie season he had 26 tackles and 5.5 sacks for the Patriots. He blocked a punt and recovered it for a touchdown as well. Collect him before he blows up next season.
Future Watch: Chase Winovich Rookie Football Cards, Patriots – Stats
Future Watch: Chase Winovich Rookie Football Cards, Patriots – More Resources
- Beckett Card Catalog – Chase Winovich
- NFL.com Player Profile – Chase Winovich
- Chase Winovich – Secondary Market Pricing
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