Six different positions represented by Ohio State players on NFL.com team
Lewis, McMillan, Hooker, Lattimore and Johnston garner first-team honors
The Buckeyes return home to The 'Shoe for Senior Day against the #9 Michigan State Spartans.
The Buckeyes travel to Piscataway, NJ for the first time to take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on October 24, 2015.
Photos from No. 1 Ohio State's game with the Northern Illinois Huskies on September 19th, 2015.
The Buckeyes and Hoosiers square off at the Shoe as the Buckeyes look to clinch the East Division of the Big Ten.
Ohio State vs. Indiana (USATSI)
2015 Season (Junior): SI.com, ESPN.com, Walter Camp, AFCA and CBS Sports First Team All-American ... First Team All-Big Ten and Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year for the second straight year ... ESPN.com ... Lombardi Award finalist for the second consecutive year ... Bednarik and Hendricks Award semifinalist ... battled numerous double, and sometimes triple teams, from opposing blockers ... still led the Big Ten with 13.5 TFL in Big Ten play and ranked fourth in the Big Ten with 16.0 TFL in all games ... part of a defensive unit that held four opponents to less than 100 yards rushing ... held Michigan to a mere 57 yards on the ground, more than 100 yards below its season average ... part of a defense that ranked second in the FBS in fewest points allowed (15.1) ... had 3 tackles, 1.0 sack, 1 forced fumble, a QBH and his first career INT in the win at No. 10 Michigan in the season finale, returning it 28 yards ... tied a career high with 3.0 TFL and a half sack in the win at Illinois ... had 1.0 TFL, 1 PBU and 2 QBH in the win over Minnesota ... recorded 7.0 tackles, including a career-high tying 3.0 TFL and 1.0 sack in the win over Penn State ... six tackles, including three QBH, 2.5 TFL and a half sack in the win over NIU ... 2.0 TFL and 1.0 sack at Rutgers ... six tackles and 2.5 TFL in the win at IU ... had two tackles in the win over Hawai’i ... 5 tackles, 1 pass BrUp and a QBH vs. WMU.
2014 Season (Sophomore): Earned unanimous All-America honors, distinction as the Big Ten’s Nagurski-Woodson Defensive Player of the Year and its Smith-Brown Defensive Lineman of the Year ... was a finalist for three of the major national awards: the Lombardi Award, the Outland Trophy and the Ted Hendricks Award ... led the Big Ten with 21.0 TFL for 116 yards and 13.5 QB sacks ... ranked 14th nationally in TFLs and 10th in sacks ... tied an Ohio State record held by linebackers Ryan Shazier and Andy Katzenmoyer with a TFL in 14 consecutive games ... recorded a walk-off sack when he overpowered a Penn State back on a fourth-and-5 play in the second overtime, knocking him backward and toppling quarterback Christian Hackenberg for a game-ending sack to clinch Ohio State’s 31-24 double overtime victory, part of a six-tackle and 2.5-sack game for Bosa, who was named Athlon’s national defensive player of the week as well as the Big Ten’s defensive player of the week for his efforts ... had sacks in five consecutive games at one point and multi-sack games six times ... had a personal best 3.0 TFLs vs. Illinois ... tied for Big Ten lead with four forced fumbles which, coupled with his fumble recovery in the Big Ten title game vs. Wisconsin, led directly or indirectly, but mostly directly, to 37 Ohio State points:
2013 Season (Freshman): Earned freshman All-America honors by The Sporting News and College Football News after registering 44 tackles for the Buckeyes, including 13.5 tackles-for-losses totaling 71 yards … he ranked third on the team in TFLs and quarterback sacks (7.5), and he had a team-high total of six quarterback hurries … he ranked sixth in the Big Ten in sacks and 11th in TFLs … he was tied for third with 5.5 quarterback sacks in Big Ten Conference games ... named honorable mention all-Big Ten Conference.
More on Joey: Bosa was one of the premier football prospects in the Class of 2013 ... father, John, was a first-round NFL Draft pick by the Miami Dolphins in 1987 ... Mom, Cheryl, is an Ohio State graduate and an uncle, Eric Kumerow, was a star LB for the Buckeyes between 1984-87 and a 1987 co-captain ... has one younger brother, Nick, who will enroll at Ohio State as a freshman in June.
BOSA’S CAREER BESTS
Tackles....................... 7 (4x) last at Illinois (11/14/15)
Solo tackles................ 6 at Minnesota (11/15/14)
TFL............................. 3.0 (3x) last at Illinois (11/14/15)
Sacks.......................... 2.5 (3x) last at Penn State (10/25/14)
JOEY BOSA'S DEFENSIVE STATS