The Washington football program did not have to look far to find one of the more exciting edge rushers in school history. In fact, they only had to pluck a smallish defensive player from Vashon, Washington, who would go on to become a dominant force in the Pac-10 landscape during his time at the school.
That man is Jason Chorak, who was an absolute monster off the edge for the Huskies during his reign at the school. While he did enjoy a fantastic career as whole with the school, his 1996 season is one of the best we have seen from any player to put on the Huskies uniform.
During that 1996 season, Chorak was all over the field for Washington, racking up an incredible 14.5 sacks during his memorable junior year. Chorak was named the 1996 Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year due to his efforts, a feat that was not matched by any player in school history until Vita Vea won the award in 2017.
Chorak finished his Washington career as a two-time All-Pac-10 selection and was named a second-team All-American during the 1996 season. In total, he finished up with 25.5 sacks and was a seventh round draft pick of the then-St. Louis Rams in the 1998 NFL Draft.
Another Washington player who did not enjoy much success in the NFL, Chorak’s place among the legends of the Huskies program is set in stone. He was a blur to watch during his college days and sits on our list at No. 29.