The Madness that made Chase Winovich

Submitted by PeteM on November 27th, 2017 at 12:27 PM

Chase's intensity has made him one of my favorite players all season.  This profile has a lot of detail (including him the doing the worm after a big play in practice and taking ballet to improve his balance and muscle rotation) that suggests  that he's basically the same off the field as he appears to be in games.…




father fisch

November 27th, 2017 at 1:06 PM ^

That's the million dollar question.  If no well regarded, I'd love for him to come back Like Hurst did.  Next year could be special (not saying national title or conference title, but I fully expect to be in the mix).

If he is well-regarded, then I hope he gets what is coming to him: a job in the NFL but not with Detroit or Cleveland!!

Goggles Paisano

November 27th, 2017 at 12:52 PM ^

I think you have to have just that little bit of "crazy" to play big time football at a high level.  I remember when he kept switching positions.  I think he was thrown a ball in the spring game a couple years ago and just looked silly trying to catch it.  I thought there is no way he is going to see the field as a TE.  Great story and man has he found his home on defense.  


November 27th, 2017 at 1:49 PM ^

Love how Chase plays. His long hair persona wasn't always a thing. When I was a Sr in undergrad I'd see Chase (who must have been a fr) quite a bit in the Union at panda express and he had a crew-cut. I distinctly remember this because I believe some NFL ref has a similar last name to Winovich and I wondered if that was his dad.

Weird post, weird thoughts but oh well.


November 27th, 2017 at 2:25 PM ^

“The people that are crazy enough to believe they can change the world are the ones that usually do it,” Winovich says.

Well, it is comforting to know that Chase and I live by similar quotes. 

Great read actually. Thanks for sharing it. 

Also, I wouldn't mind if Winovich hung around for another year....

Wolverine 73

November 27th, 2017 at 5:03 PM ^

it took years in the wilderness before he found his home on the DL. He was a hell of a player this year, and would have been even better if he had started at DE as a freshman.