Joey Bosa

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Joey Bosa
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Bosa in 2019
No. 97 – Los Angeles Chargers
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1995-07-11) July 11, 1995 (age 23)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:280 lb (127 kg)
Career information
High school: St. Thomas Aquinas
(Fort Lauderdale, Florida)
College: Ohio State
NFL Draft: 2016  / Round: 1 / Pick: 3
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2018
Total tackles:134
Sacks:28.5
Forced fumbles:5
Fumble recoveries:1
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Joseph Anthony Bosa (born July 11, 1995) is an American football defensive end for the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Ohio State, and was selected by the Chargers third overall in the 2016 NFL Draft.

American football Team field sport

American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron, is a team sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end. The offense, which is the team controlling the oval-shaped football, attempts to advance down the field by running with or passing the ball, while the defense, which is the team without control of the ball, aims to stop the offense's advance and aims to take control of the ball for themselves. The offense must advance at least ten yards in four downs, or plays, and otherwise they turn over the football to the defense; if the offense succeeds in advancing ten yards or more, they are given a new set of four downs. Points are primarily scored by advancing the ball into the opposing team's end zone for a touchdown or kicking the ball through the opponent's goalposts for a field goal. The team with the most points at the end of a game wins.

Defensive end Defensive position in the sport of American and Canadian football

Defensive end (DE) is a defensive position in the sport of American and Canadian football.

Los Angeles Chargers National Football League franchise in Los Angeles, California

The Los Angeles Chargers are a professional American football team based in the Greater Los Angeles Area. The Chargers compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league's American Football Conference (AFC) West division. The team was founded on August 14, 1959, and began play on September 10, 1960, as a charter member of the American Football League (AFL), and spent its first season in Los Angeles, before moving to San Diego in 1961 to become the San Diego Chargers. The Chargers joined the NFL as result of the AFL–NFL merger in 1970, and played their home games at SDCCU Stadium. The return of the Chargers to Los Angeles was announced for the 2017 season, just one year after the Rams had moved back to the city from St. Louis. The Chargers play their home games at Dignity Health Sports Park, formerly named StubHub Center, until the 2020 opening of the Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park, which they will share with the Rams.

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High school career

Bosa attended St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he played high school football for the Raiders. [1] He was rated by Rivals.com as a four-star recruit and was ranked as the fourth best defensive end in his class. [2] Bosa committed to play college football at Ohio State University in April 2012. [3]

Fort Lauderdale, Florida City in Florida, United States

Fort Lauderdale is a city in the U.S. state of Florida, 28 miles (45 km) north of Miami. It is the county seat of Broward County. As of the 2017 census, the city has an estimated population of 180,072. Fort Lauderdale is a principal city of the Miami metropolitan area, which was home to an estimated 6,158,824 people in 2017.

High school football Secondary school competition in gridiron football

High school football is gridiron football played by high school teams in the United States and Canada. It ranks among the most popular interscholastic sports in both countries.

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College career

As a true freshman in 2013, Bosa started 10 of 14 games, recording 44 tackles and 7.5 sacks. [4] He was named a freshman All-American by the Sporting News and College Football News . [5] In 2014, Bosa was named a Unanimous First Team All-American, becoming the 27th Buckeye in 84 years to do so. [6] He finished his sophomore year with 13.5 sacks on 55 tackles. [7] He earned Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year. [8]

Quarterback sack

In American football and Canadian football, a sack occurs when the quarterback is tackled behind the line of scrimmage before he can throw a forward pass, when the quarterback is tackled behind the line of scrimmage in the "pocket" and his intent is unclear, or when a passer runs out of bounds behind the line of scrimmage due to defensive pressure. This often occurs if the opposing team's defensive line, linebackers or defensive backs are able to apply pass pressure to quickly get past blocking players of the offensive team, or if the quarterback is unable to find a back to hand the ball off to or an available eligible receiver to catch the ball, allowing the defense a longer opportunity to tackle the quarterback.

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College Football News

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On July 30, 2015, it was announced that Bosa would be suspended from the first game of the 2015 season with three other Ohio State football players for undisclosed reasons. [9] During his junior year, Bosa finished with five sacks and an interception on 47 tackles. [10] On December 31, 2015, he announced his intentions to enter the 2016 NFL Draft. During the 2016 Fiesta Bowl against Notre Dame on January 1, 2016, Bosa was ejected in the first quarter for a targeting penalty when he made a hit on quarterback DeShone Kizer. Ohio State won the Bowl game by a score of 44–28. [11] After his junior season, he entered the 2016 NFL Draft. [12]

2016 NFL Draft NFL selection meeting for new American football players

The 2016 NFL Draft was the 81st annual meeting of National Football League (NFL) franchises to select newly eligible American football players. As in 2015, the draft took place in Chicago, Illinois at the Auditorium Theatre and Grant Park. The draft began on Thursday, April 28 with the first round, and ended on Saturday, April 30. The Tennessee Titans, the team with the fewest wins in the NFL for the 2015 season, traded the right to the top pick in the draft to the Los Angeles Rams, the first time the top pick was traded before the draft since 2001 when the San Diego Chargers traded their first pick to the Atlanta Falcons. Ohio State became the second school to have three players drafted in the top ten and to have five players drafted in the first round.

The 2016 Fiesta Bowl was a college football bowl game that was played on January 1, 2016 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The 44th Fiesta Bowl was one of the New Year's Bowls. It was one of the 2015–16 bowl games that concluded the 2015 FBS football season.

2015 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

The 2015 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame in the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by Brian Kelly and played its home games at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana. They competed as an independent.

Bosa was a highly decorated Buckeye receiving National and Conference honors beginning his Freshman year. In 2013, Bosa was named a First Team Freshman All-American [13] as well as selected to the Freshman All-Big Ten First Team. [14] In 2014, his sophomore year, he was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, Big Ten Lineman of the Year, First Team All-American, and All-Big Ten, as well as a Lombardi Award Finalist. He repeated most of the honors his Junior year, falling short of claiming the Nagurski-Woodson Defensive Player of the Year for the second time.

Coaches and media of the Big Ten Conference award the following individual honors at the end of each football season. In addition, the Chicago Tribune awards the Chicago Tribune Silver Football to the most valuable football player of the conference.

College statistics

Joey BosaDefense
YearTeamGPTacklesFor LossSacksIntFF
2013 Ohio State 114213.57.500
2014 Ohio State 155521.513.504
2015 Ohio State 125116.05.011
Total3814851.026.015

Professional career

In March 2016, Bosa was projected to be a top 10 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft by NFL analyst Daniel Jeremiah. [15] [16] [17] Bosa received an invitation to the NFL combine as a top prospect in the upcoming draft. He completed all of the required combine drills and also participated in positional drills. Bosa met and interviewed with 13 NFL teams at the combine, including the Baltimore Ravens, New Orleans Saints, Dallas Cowboys, Cleveland Browns, and Tennessee Titans. His overall performance at the combine was thought by scouts to be impressive. [18]

Daniel Jeremiah is an analyst for the NFL Network, and a writer with NFL.com. He also serves as a color commentator for Los Angeles Chargers games on KFI radio.

Baltimore Ravens National Football League franchise in Baltimore, Maryland

The Baltimore Ravens are a professional American football team based in Baltimore, Maryland. The Ravens compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the American Football Conference (AFC) North division. The team plays its home games at M&T Bank Stadium and is headquartered in Owings Mills.

New Orleans Saints National Football League franchise in New Orleans, Louisiana

The New Orleans Saints are a professional American football team based in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints currently compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member of the league's National Football Conference (NFC) South division. The team was founded by John W. Mecom Jr., David Dixon, and the city of New Orleans on November 1, 1966. The Saints began play in Tulane Stadium in 1967.

Pre-draft measurables
HtWtArm lengthHand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 5 14 in
(1.96 m)
269 lb
(122 kg)
33 38 in
(0.85 m)
10 14 in
(0.26 m)
4.77 s1.68 s2.83 s4.21 s6.89 s32 in
(0.81 m)
10 ft 1 in
(3.07 m)
28 reps
Values from NFL Combine, [19] [20] Bench Press, 40 time, and Broad Jump from Pro Day [21]

Bosa was drafted in the first round with the third overall selection by the San Diego Chargers. [22] He was the first of five Ohio State players to be drafted in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft, followed by Ezekiel Elliott, Eli Apple, Taylor Decker, and Darron Lee. [23]

When he remained the last unsigned draft pick of his class due to contractual disputes with the team, Bosa's mother stated "I wish we pulled an Eli Manning on draft day", referring to the 2004 NFL Draft in which Manning, a highly touted prospect who was projected to get selected first overall by the Chargers, refused to play for San Diego and forced a draft-day trade to the New York Giants. [24]

On August 24, 2016, the Chargers issued a press release stating that they had offered Bosa an initial signing bonus payment that was larger than any rookie has received in the last two NFL drafts, which was more money in 2016 than any rookie in his draft class except Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz. [25] On August 29, 2016, Bosa signed a four-year contract with the team, ending the dispute. [26]

2016 season

Bosa missed the first four weeks of the season due to a hamstring injury. [27] On October 9, Bosa made his regular season debut against AFC West rival Oakland Raiders. Although Bosa only played 27 snaps, he finished the game with two sacks, a hit, and four hurries. [28] The following game against the Denver Broncos, he had one quarterback hit, five hurries, and a stop while also drawing double teams throughout the game. [29] [30] Bosa was named Defensive Rookie of the Month for October. [31] Despite being limited to 12 games, Bosa finished his rookie year with 41 tackles, 10.5 sacks, and a forced fumble. He was named the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year. [32] [33] Bosa was ranked as the 100th best player in the league by his peers on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2017. [34]

2017 season

Bosa followed his impressive rookie season with a solid second season, which began with the Chargers' move from San Diego to Los Angeles. [35] He and Melvin Ingram formed one of the best pass rushing duos in the league, with Bosa totaling 70 tackles and 12.5 sacks - seventh in the NFL. [36] [37] On December 19, 2017, Bosa was named to his first Pro Bowl. [38] He was ranked #37 by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2018. [39]

2018 season

Bosa suffered a foot injury, which sidelined him until Week 11 of the 2018 season. [40] In seven games, he recorded 5.5 sacks, 23 combined tackles, nine quarterback hits, and one fumble recovery. [41] He made his playoff debut in the Wild Card Round against the Baltimore Ravens. In the 23-17 win, he had one sack, two tackles, and one quarterback hit. [42] In the Divisional Round against the New England Patriots, he had one tackle in the 41-28 loss. [43]

2019 season

On April 12, 2019, Bosa switched his jersey number from 99 to 97. He wore 97 during his tenure with Ohio State. [44] On April 23, 2019, the Chargers picked up the fifth-year option on Bosa's contract. [45]

Career statistics

YearTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GPGSCombTotalAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDFFFR
2016 SD 121141291210.5--0----0.0----1--
2017 LAC 161670541612.5--1----0.0----41
2018 LAC 76231855.5--0----0.0----01
Career35331341013328.50100--0052

Personal life

Joey (right) with his brother Nick (left) in 2019 Nick and Joey Bosa, Jan 2019.jpg
Joey (right) with his brother Nick (left) in 2019

Bosa's father, John Bosa, played in the NFL from 1987 to 1989. [46] His brother, Nick Bosa, played defensive end for Ohio State, and was drafted with the number two overall pick by the San Francisco 49ers in 2019. Bosa's great-grandfather was Chicago mob boss Tony Accardo. [47] [48] [49] [50]

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