Ohio State Overview:Joey Bosa is a physical and talented performer who started 10 times as a true freshman in 2013 ... he was named a freshman All-American by The Sporting News and College Football News ... he registered 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 teammate Noah Spence) with 5.5 quarterback sacks in Big Ten Conference games ... Bosa was named the Big Ten freshman of the week after his two-quarterback sack (-14 yards) game vs. Northwestern that included his recovering a fumble for a touchdown in the end zone on the last play of the game (a 40-30 Ohio State win) ... he had two TFLs, including a quarterback sack, and three quarterback pressures in the loss to Michigan State in the Big Ten championship game ... named honorable mention all-Big Ten Conference ... enters the 2014 season with at least one tackle-for-loss in six consecutive games (9.5 total TFLs in that time; -55 yards) and with at least one quarterback sack in five consecutive games ... an OSU Scholar-Athlete who is undecided on a major.
More on Joey: Bosa was one of the premier football prospects in the Class of 2013 with impressive overall rankings nationally of No. 38 (Scout), No. 47 (Rivals), No. 56 (ESPN) and No. 53 (247Sports) ... a Scout five-start prospect, Bosa earned the No. 4 overall ranking at his position - strong side defensive end - by both Scout and Rivals ... he was an Under Armour All-American and second-team all-USA Today pick ... the leader of a St. Thomas Aquinas defense that allowed approximately 12 points a game ... Aquinas defeated Tallahassee Lincoln, 41-25, to cap a 13-2 season and win the Florida Class 7A state championship in 2012, the school's seventh state title and first for then second-year coach Rocco Casullo ... a two-time Associated Press first-team all-state selection, Bosa totaled 51 tackles-for-loss in his last two seasons and 19 quarterback sacks, including 27 TFLs and 9.5 sacks as a senior ... father, John, was a first-round NFL Draft pick by the Miami Dolphins in 1987 out of Boston College and played three years in the league ... Mom, Cheryl, is an Ohio State graduate and an uncle, Eric Kumerow, was a star linebacker for the Buckeyes between 1984-87 and a 1987 co-captain.