Jon Bostic

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Not to be confused with with his father, John Bostic.
Jon Bostic
No. 57     Chicago Bears
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-05-05) May 5, 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth: Atlanta, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school: Wellington (FL) Palm Beach Central
College: Florida
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 2 / Pick: 50
Debuted in 2013 for the Chicago Bears
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-SEC (2012)
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Tackles 56
Quarterback sacks 1
Interceptions 1
Stats at NFL.com

Jonathan Earl Bostic, II (born May 5, 1991) is an American football linebacker for the Chicago Bears in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Florida. He was considered one of the best inside linebacker prospects, and was picked by the Chicago Bears in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft.[1]

College career[edit]

Bostic accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida, where he played for coach Urban Meyer and coach Will Muschamp's Florida Gators football teams from 2009 to 2012. During his college career he started 32 of 51 games in which he played, recording 237 tackles, 7.5 quarterback sacks and five interceptions. Following his senior season in 2012, he was a second-team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) selection.

Bostic graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in health, education and behavior in 2012.

Professional career[edit]

2013 NFL Draft[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 1 in 245 lb 33 in 9 5/8 in 4.59 s 1.59 s 2.61 s 4.24 s 6.99 s 32.5 in 9 ft 10 in 22 reps
All values from NFL Scouting Combine[2]

In the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft, Bostic was selected by the Chicago Bears with the 50th pick overall.[3] On May 9, Bostic and the Bears agreed to a four-year deal, making him the fifth Bears draftee to sign.[4]

Chicago Bears[edit]

In the second preseason game against the San Diego Chargers, Bostic recorded a hit on Chargers receiver Mike Willie, which the league eventually fined him $21,000 for lowering his head while hitting a defenseless receiver.[5]

In week eleven against the Baltimore Ravens, Bostic recorded his first career interception, the first Bears rookie linebacker to do so since Lance Briggs in 2003.[6] Bostic ended the 2013 season recording 57 tackles, two sacks and one interception.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Bostic was born in Atlanta, Georgia on May 5, 1991 to John Bostic and Jacqueline Bostic. After his father, Bostic Sr., retired from the NFL, he moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where he gained his Ph.D. in Pharmacy, and eventually relocated his family to Wellington, Florida. Bostic has two younger siblings: Jayla Bostic, who is a successful track athlete at the University of Florida, and Justin Bostic.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NFL Draft Scout
  2. ^ "NFL Events: Combine Player Profiles - Jon Bostic". National Football League. Retrieved 2013-04-26. 
  3. ^ Mayer, Larry (2013-04-26). "Bears select Florida linebacker Jon Bostic". Chicago Bears. Retrieved 2013-04-26. 
  4. ^ "Bears sign LB Bostic". Yahoo! Sports. 2013-05-09. Retrieved 2013-05-09. 
  5. ^ Alper, Josh (2013-08-21). "Jon Bostic reportedly fined $21,000 for hit against Chargers". Profootballtalk.com. Retrieved 2013-08-21. 
  6. ^ "Postgame notes: Bears vs. Ravens week 11". Chicago Bears. 2013-11-17. Retrieved 2013-11-17. 
  7. ^ Mayer, Larry (2014-01-29). "Linebacker position hurt by injuries". Chicago Bears. Retrieved 2014-01-29. 

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