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Joey Bosa
Joey Bosa

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

High School:
St. Thomas Aquinas

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 278

Position:
DL

11/21/2015

#3 Ohio State vs. #9 Michigan State

The Buckeyes return home to The 'Shoe for Senior Day against the #9 Michigan State Spartans.

10/24/2015

#1 Ohio State at Rutgers

The Buckeyes travel to Piscataway, NJ for the first time to take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on October 24, 2015.

09/19/2015

No. 1 Ohio State vs. Northern illinois

Photos from No. 1 Ohio State's game with the Northern Illinois Huskies on September 19th, 2015.

11/22/2014

Ohio State vs. Indiana

The Buckeyes and Hoosiers square off at the Shoe as the Buckeyes look to clinch the East Division of the Big Ten.

11/22/2014

Ohio State vs. Indiana (USATSI)

Ohio State vs. Indiana (USATSI)

Ohio State Overview: That "D" in defensive end actually stood for "disruptive" because that's what Bosa was while earning consensus All-America honors twice and also earning a Big Ten defensive player of the year award and two Big Ten defensive linemen of the year awards in his three seasons. He played in 41 games, started 37 times and ranks in Ohio State's Top 5 in four marquee defensive categories: quarterback sacks (3rd with 26), sack yardage (4th with 177), tackles-for-loss (4th with 50.5) and TFL yardage (4th with 247). Bosa had more TFLs the past three years than any player in the nation. His five forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries led to 44 Ohio State points.

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): Dominant play and spectacular plays earned Bosa 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, and "finalist" honors by three of the major national awards: the Rotary Lombardi Award, the Outland Trophy and the Ted Hendricks Award ... he led the Big Ten in tackles-for-loss (21.0 for 116 yards in losses), quarterback sacks (13.5) and "shrugs" ... 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 possibly the first "walk-off" sack in the history of the game -- has there been another one? -- 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 ... it was 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) Bosa 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 ... 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.

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

Tackles7 (4x) last at Illinois (11/14/15)
Solo Tackles6 at Minnesota (11/15/14)
TFL3.0 (3x) last at Illinois (11/14/15)
Sacks2.5 (3x) last at Penn State (10/25/14)

JOEY BOSA'S DEFENSIVE STATS

YEARG-GSUAATOT.TFLYDSSKQBHFF
201314-1029154413.5717.560
201415-1539165521.011613.544
201512-1235165116.0605.0141
TOT41-371034715050.524726245