Tony Dungy compares Chase Young to key member of Colts 2007 Super Bowl team

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Dungy says Young's work ethic reminds him of Bob Sanders originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

Chase Young hasn't just been one of the best rookies in the NFL this season, but one of the best players in general. Hall-of-Fame head coach, Tony Dungy has been watching Young closely since college and believes he has what it takes to keep Washington competitive for a very long time.

"Watching Chase Young it's not just the pass rush, it's not just the splash plays, but it's the intensity and hustle," Dungy told NBC Sports Washington. "I think it's going to speak volumes for what they're looking to do down the road because when your best player leads that way, it lifts everyone else."

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Dungy, the first African-American head coach to win a super bowl in NFL history, compared Young's leadership, energy, and winning habits to the one and only Bob Sanders – starting safety of the Colts 2007 Super Bowl team.

"Bob Sanders was a player like that for us in Indianapolis," Dungy said. "When he was on the field, when he was on the practice field, we were a better team – I think Chase Young brings a lot of that. I think they're in really good shape down the road."

Young, one of only two rookies selected to the Pro Bowl this season (Justin Jefferson - Minnesota Vikings), will be looking to lead his team to the postseason Sunday evening as they take on the Philadelphia Eagles at 8:20 p.m.