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Joey Bosa

Joey Bosa

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Height: 
6-5

Weight:

280

Age

21
Ohio State
Rookie

2016 Season

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The Chargers selected college football’s most decorated defensive player in the first round with the third overall selection, defensive end Joey Bosa from Ohio State.

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The Chargers selected college football’s most decorated defensive player in the first round with the third overall selection, defensive end Joey Bosa from Ohio State University.

A 6-5, 280-pound native of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Bosa threw his hat into the NFL ring after three seasons in Columbus. He left Ohio State with career totals that include 150 tackles, 50.5 tackles for loss that resulted in minus 247 yards, 26 sacks, 24 quarterback hurries and five forced fumbles.

Bosa was a two-time Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year, two-time first-team All-America and 2014 National Champion. As a junior in 2015, he garnered All-America accolades from Sports Illustrated.com, ESPN.com, Walter Camp, the American Football Coaches Association of America and CBS Sports.

Bosa had the best statistical season of his Buckeyes career in 2014 when he helped lead the team to a 14-1 record and the first-ever College Football Playoff National Championship. Bosa racked up 55 tackles, 21 tackles for loss (14th nationally) and a Big Ten-leading 13.5 sacks (10th nationally) in 2014. He was a unanimous first-team All-America and the winner of the Big Ten’s Nagurski-Woodson Defensive Player of the Year and its Smith-Brown Defensive Lineman of the Year awards. The signature play of his sophomore season was a fourth-down sack against Penn State’s Christian Hackenberg that sealed a 31-24 double-overtime win over the Nittany Lions.

A second-generation NFL player, Bosa’s father, John, was a first-round pick by the Miami Dolphins in 1987 after playing collegiately at Boston College. Bosa’s mother, Cheryl, is an Ohio State grad. And Bosa’s uncle, Eric Kumerow, was a four-year letterman as a linebacker for the Buckeyes and a team captain as a senior in 1987. Kumerow too was selected in the NFL Draft by the Dolphins, going a year after John Bosa in 1988 and coincidentally he too went at pick No. 16. The Bosas are the fifth father-son duo to be first-round picks in the NFL in the last 10 years.

Several other members of the Bosa family played football in college and the NFL. Joey’s grandfather, Palmer Pyle Jr., played on the offensive line at Michigan State before being drafted by the Baltimore Colts. He played six years in Baltimore. His brother, Mike Pyle, played nine seasons at center with the Chicago Bears. Joey’s cousin, Jake Kumerow, played collegiately at D-III Wisconsin-Whitewater before spending the 2015 season on the Cincinnati Bengals’ practice squad. And Joey’s brother, Nick, is part of a heralded recruiting class set to begin play for the Buckeyes in 2016.

 

TRANSACTION HISTORY: First-round pick by Chargers (3rd overall), April 28, 2016.

 

COLLEGE: First-team All-America by SportsIllustrated.com, ESPN.com, Walter Camp, AFCA and CBS Sports as junior...also first-team All-Big Ten and Big Ten Defensive Lineman of Year...Nagurski-Woodson Big Ten Defensive Player of Year and Defensive Lineman of Year as sophomore in 2014 as well as unanimous All-America selection...Big Ten and Athlon Magazine Defensive Player of Week after 2014 win over Penn State...2013 Freshman All-America by Sporting News and College Football News and honorable mention All-Big Ten...Big Ten Freshman of Week after two sacks and fumble recovery in end zone for touchdown on last play of 40-30 win over Northwestern.

 

PERSONAL: Born in Miami, Florida...All-America, two-time Associated Press first-team all-state and two-time state champion at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Stats

Career Stats

gamesdefense
seasonteamggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
2016SD121141291210.5-0-----1-
TOTAL41291210.5000---010

Recent Games

defense
wkopresulttotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
17KCL 27-375501-0-----0-
16@CLEL 17-205412-0-----0-
15OAKL 16-194311-0-----0-
14@CARL 16-283121-0-----0-
13TBL 21-282111-0-----0-
12@HOUW 21-137430.5-0-----0-
10MIAL 24-311010-0-----0-
9TENW 43-351010-0-----0-
8@DENL 19-272200-0-----1-
7@ATLW 33-305412-0-----0-
6DENW 21-131100-0-----0-
5@OAKL 31-345412-0-----0-
4NOL 34-350------------
3@INDL 22-260------------
2JAXW 38-140------------
1@KCL 27-33

defensive

yearteamgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
2016SD1241291210.5-0-----
TOTAL 1241291210.500000-0

regular season

gamestacklesinterceptionsfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
209/18/2016JAXW 14-38000------------
309/25/2016@INDL 22-26000------------
410/02/2016NOL 35-34000------------
510/09/2016@OAKL 31-34105412-0-----0-
610/13/2016DENW 13-21111100-0-----0-
710/23/2016@ATLW 33-30115412-0-----0-
810/30/2016@DENL 19-27112200-0-----1-
911/06/2016TENW 35-43111010-0-----0-
1011/13/2016MIAL 31-24111010-0-----0-
1211/27/2016@HOUW 21-13117430.5-0-----0-
1312/04/2016TBL 28-21112111-0-----0-
1412/11/2016@CARL 16-28113121-0-----0-
1512/18/2016OAKL 19-16114311-0-----0-
1612/24/2016@CLEL 17-20115412-0-----0-
1701/01/2017KCL 37-27115501-0-----0-
TOTAL 121141291210.5-0-----1-

defensive splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Atlanta Falcons15412-0-----
Carolina Panthers13121-0-----
Cleveland Browns15412-0-----
Denver Broncos23300-0-----
Houston Texans17430.5-0-----
Indianapolis Colts00----------
Jacksonville Jaguars00----------
Kansas City Chiefs15501-0-----
Miami Dolphins11010-0-----
New Orleans Saints00----------
Oakland Raiders29723-0-----
Tampa Bay Buccaneers12111-0-----
Tennessee Titans11010-0-----

defensive splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Outside Own Division72414106.5-0-----
vs AFC Teams9312386.5-0-----
vs NFC Teams310644-0-----
vs Own Division5171524-0-----

defensive splits - split by MONTH

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
December414955-0-----
January15501-0-----
November39450.5-0-----
October4131124-0-----
September00----------

defensive splits - split by STADIUM

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Bank of America Stadium13121-0-----
FirstEnergy Stadium15412-0-----
Georgia Dome15412-0-----
Lucas Oil Stadium00----------
NRG Stadium17430.5-0-----
Oakland Coliseum15412-0-----
Qualcomm Stadium6141043-0-----
Sports Authority Field at Mile High12200-0-----

defensive splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Losses8272078-0-----
Wins414952.5-0-----

defensive splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)26512-0-----
Sundays103524118.5-0-----

Defense splits - FIELD TYPE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Grass10292188-0-----
Turf212842.5-0-----

Defense splits - HOME/AWAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Home Games6141043-0-----
Road Games6271987.5-0-----

Defense splits - POINT SITUATIONAL

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Ahead171254.5-0-----
Ahead by 1-8 Points141044.5-0-----
Ahead by 9-16 Points3210-0-----
Behind161516-0-----
Behind by 1-8 Points111104-0-----
Behind by 9-16 Points4311-0-----
Tied8260-0-----

Defense splits - HALF

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
1st Half2313106.5-0-----
2nd Half181624-0-----
Last Two Minutes of Half4313.5-0-----

Defense splits - FIELD TYPE POSITION

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Opp 19-1 - by Yard Line3030.5-0-----
Opp 49-20 - by Yard Line171164-0-----
Own 1-20 - by Yard Line7703-0-----
Own 21-50 - by Yard Line141133-0-----

Defense splits - QUARTERS

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
1st Quarter11471-0-----
2nd Quarter12935.5-0-----
3rd Quarter10912-0-----
4th Quarter8712-0-----
4th Quarter within 76512-0-----

Defense splits - MARGIN

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Margin 0-76221668-0-----
Margin 15+00----------
Margin 8-146191362.5-0-----