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Joey Bosa

Defensive End

#97

Experience: 5 years

Height: 6-5

Age: 25

Weight: 280 lbs

College: Ohio State

2020 SEASON

  • TCKLS
    13
  • SCK
    4.5
  • FF
    0
  • INT

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Recent Games

WK OPP RESULT Total Solo AST SCK SFTY PDEF INT YDS AVG LNG TDS FF OPP FR
3 Panthers L 16 - 21 2 2 0 1 0 0
2 Chiefs L 20 - 23 4 2 2 1 0 0
1 @Bengals W 16 - 13 4 4 0 1 0 0
5 @Saints L 27 - 30 1 1 0 1 0 0
4 @Buccaneers L 31 - 38 1 1 0 0 0 0

Career Stats

Defense Career

SEASON TEAM G GS Total Solo AST SCK SFTY PDEF INT YDS AVG LNG TDS FF OPP FR
2016 San Diego Chargers 12 11 40 28 12 10.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2017 Los Angeles Chargers 16 16 60 44 16 12.5 1 4 1
2018 Los Angeles Chargers 7 6 22 17 5 5.5 0 0 1
2019 Los Angeles Chargers 16 16 64 44 20 11.5 0 1
2020 Los Angeles Chargers 6 5 15 12 3 4.5 0 0
TOTAL 57 54 201 145 56 44.5 0 1 0 0 NaN 0 0 6 2

Biography

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Two-time Pro Bowl selection (2017, '19 seasons) and was named All-AFC by the Professional Football Writers of America in each of those two seasons while earning All-Pro recognition last year from Sporting News.
  • As a rookie in 2016, was named Defensive Rookie of the Year by The Associated Press and PFWA and was twice recognized as NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month (October and December).
  • Named AFC Defensive Player of the Week last year for his performance in the Week 8 win at Chicago — 12 tackles (eight solo), two sacks and six tackles for loss.
  • Awarded Pepsi Rookie of the Week (Week 7 of 2016) in a fan vote, All-Rookie by PFWA and Chargers Co-Lineman of the Year in 2016.
  • Registered 19 sacks in the first 20 games of his career, topping LB Aldon Smith (18.5) for the most in a player's first 20 career games in NFL history.
  • Set single-season career highs in 2017 in tackles (99), solo stops (61), assisted tackles (38), sacks (12.5) and forced fumbles (four).
  • Moved to No. 8 in Chargers history in career sacks with 40.0, passing DEs Burt Grossman and Chris Mimms (38.0 each).
  • Last year, started all 16 games to post 92 tackles (59 solo), 11.5 sacks, a career-high 21.5 tackles for loss and a forced fumble.
  • Had at least 10 sacks in three of his first four seasons, trailing only DE Dwight Freeney, Hall of Fame LB Derrick Thomas and Hall of Fame DE Reggie White (all did so in each of their first four seasons).
  • In 2017, combined with DE Melvin Ingram to total 23 sacks between them and rank as the No. 2 sack duo in the NFL.
  • Last season, had three-straight multi-sack games, including back-to-back games with two-plus sacks, the first Charger to do so since LB Kevin Burnett in 2010.
  • Became the first Chargers rookie since LB Shawne Merriman in 2005 (10.0 sacks) and just fifth in team history since 1982 to record double-digit sacks, joining Merriman, DE Chris Mims (1992), DE Burt Grossman (1989) and DE Leslie O'Neal (1986).
  • Closed out his rookie season with at least a half-sack in each of the team's final six games, the longest stretch by a Charger since 2001.

PERSONAL: Given name Joseph Anthony Bosa…Nickname is 'Big Bear'…Born in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. …Younger brother, Nick, played DE at Ohio State and was selected No. 2 overall in the 2019 NFL Draft by San Francisco — winning Defensive Rookie of the Year honors…Father, John, was a first-round selection of the Miami Dolphins in 1987 after playing collegiately at Boston College…Uncle, Eric Kumerow, lettered four years as a LB at Ohio State and went on to be selected by the Dolphins in the 1988 NFL Draft…Grandfather, Palmer Pyle Jr., played along the offensive line at Michigan State before being drafted by the Baltimore Colts…Great-uncle, Mike, played nine seasons as a C for the Chicago Bears…Cousin, Jake Kumerow, played in college at Division-III Wisconsin-Whitewater before spending the 2015 season on the practice squad of the Cincinnati Bengals and currently plays for Green Bay…In the 2019 offseason, visited the set of Game of Thrones, appearing in the show as an extra…Each Christmas Day, visits a Children's Hospital to spread holiday cheer and give gifts to patients…Enjoys cooking in his spare time, and learned to cook from his mother, Cheryl…Studied communications at Ohio State…High School: Two-time first-team All-State by The Associated Press at St. Thomas Aquinas High in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. …Earned All-America honors as a senior…Led the Raiders to two state titles in his tenure.

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