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Nick Bosa
Nick  Bosa

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

High School:
St. Thomas Aquinas

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 263

Position:
DL

12/17/2017

11 Buckeyes Graduate; 34 Named Academic All-Big Ten

Ohio State will suit up 14 college graduates for the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic

12/13/2017

2017 Ohio State Football All-American Tracker

Stay up to date on the Buckeyes as All-American lists are released

12/13/2017

Nick Bosa Joins Price, Ward on AFCA All-America Team

Three first-team All-Americans in 2017; Seventh consecutive year with multiple All-Americans

12/11/2017

Nine First-Team Associated Press All-Americans Last Five Years

Award winning center Billy Price and CB Denzel Ward honored by AP this year; Nick Bosa 2nd team

12/07/2017

Billy Price and Denzel Ward First Team All-Americans

Nick Bosa earns Walter Camp second team honors

12/29/2017

Cotton Bowl Classic - USC vs. Ohio State

No. 5 Ohio State faces No. 8 USC in the 82nd Cotton Bowl Classic in Arlington, Texas

09/16/2017

No. 8 Ohio State vs. Army

For the first time, the Buckeyes host the Black Knights at Ohio Stadium

08/31/2017

No. 2 Ohio State at Indiana

The Buckeyes open up the 2017 campaign in Bloomington with a Big Ten clash with the Hoosiers.

12/31/2016

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl: No. 3 Ohio State vs. No. 2 Clemson

Ohio State meets Clemson in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl/College Football Playoff Semifinal

11/05/2016

No. 6 Ohio State vs. No. 10 Nebraska

The Buckeyes welcome the Cornhuskers to Ohio Stadium for a Top-10 Showdown.

Ohio State Overview: Nick Bosa, the 2017 Big Ten Conference Smith-Brown defensive lineman of the year and an American Football Coaches Association first-team All-American, is poised to be one of the top defensive players in all of college football during the 2018 season … he is coming off a season in which he led the Buckeyes in tackles-for-loss (16.0) and TFL yardage (74) with another team-high in quarterback sacks with 8.0 … remarkably and outstandingly consistent, he was named a game “champion” by the Ohio State coaches for his efforts in all 12 wins last year, the only defensive player to achieve the feat … he was the team’s defensive player of the game twice: vs. UNLV and Penn State … he was part of a quartet of terrific, rotating defensive ends last year that combined for 42 tackles-for-loss and 24 quarterback sacks, with only eight defensive snaps separating them (Tyquan Lewis led with 534 and was followed by Sam Hubbard with 531, Jalyn Holmes with 527 and Bosa with 526) … Bosa was second on the team as a true freshman with 5.0 quarterback sacks and he enters the 2018 season with career totals of 23 TFLs for 110 yards in losses and 13.5 quarterback sacks … he has played in all 27 games the past two seasons and has started seven times … he is an Academic All-Big Ten Conference honoree and an OSU Scholar-Athlete majoring in communications.

Notable Note: Bosa is the fourth consecutive Ohio State defensive end to be named the Big Ten Conference’s Smith-Brown defensive lineman of the year, following in the trail blazed by his brother, Joey, in 2014 and 2015, and Tyquan Lewis in 2016.

Honors & Awards
2017: All-American (AFCA), Big Ten’s Smith-Brown defensive lineman of the year; All-Big Ten Conference (Coaches & Media), Academic All-Big Ten
2016: Freshman All-American (ESPN), OSU Scholar-Athlete

More on Nick: Nick Bosa was a consensus 5-star prospect in his ecruiting class with ESPN ranking him No. 3 overall on its 300, Scout ranking him No. 5 and 247Sports No. 8 … also a near-unanimous No. 1 defensive end prospect with ESPN, Scout and 247Sports ranking him No. 1, and Rivals ranking him No. 2 at the strong side end position … Bosa was first-team 7A all-state as a sophomore and junior and certainly would have been as a senior had he not been injured in game No. 8 and missed the rest of the season … a four-year starter for Aquinas teams that won 7A state championships in 2012 and 2014 under Rocco Casullo and in 2015 under Roger Harriott … recorded 56 tackles, 29.5 tackles-for-loss and five quarterback sacks as a junior in 2014 and had 21, 13.5 and five, respectively, before his injury in 2015 … an Under Armour All-American … is the brother of Ohio State’s two-time consensus All-American and two-time Big Ten defensive lineman of the year Joey Bosa, the third overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft by San Diego …. parents are Cheryl and John Bosa … father was a first-round NFL Draft pick out of Boston College in 1987 by the Miami Dolphins and played three years in the league … uncle, Erik Kumerow, was Ohio State captain in 1987, a two-time all-Big Ten performer and a 1988 NFL first-round draft pick.

BOSA'S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS

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BOSA'S GAME-BY-GAME STATS

2016 UA A TO TFL YD SK QBH
BGSU 3 1 4 1.0 13 1.0 0
Tulsa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oklahoma 0 1 1 0.5 1 0 0
Rutgers 4 0 4 1.0 5 1.0 0
Indiana 1 3 4 1.5 3 0 0
Wisconsin 1 1 2 1 7 1 0
Penn State 1 1 2 1 1 1 0
Northwestern 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
Nebraska 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Maryland 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
MSU 1 2 3 0 0 0 0
Michigan 1 1 2 1 6 1 0
Clemson 3 1 4 0 0 0 0

2017 UA A TO TFL YD SK QBH
Indiana 1 0 1 1.0 5 1 0
Oklahoma 2 1 3 2.0 10 1 0
Army 1 1 2 1.0 2 0 0
UNLV 3 1 4 3.0 9 1 0
Rutgers 2 1 3 1.0 3 0 0
Maryland 3 2 5 2.0 9 1 0
Nebraska 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Penn State 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Iowa 0 2 2 0.5 1 0 0
MSU 1 1 2 1.0 12 1 0
Illinois 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Michigan 2 3 5 1.0 5 1 0
Wisconsin 2 2 4 2.0 8 1 0
USC 1 1 2 1.5 10 1.5 0