Jon Bostic

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Not to be confused with his father, John Bostic.
Jon Bostic
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Bostic with the Bears in 2014
No. 55 Detroit Lions
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-05-05) May 5, 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth: Mims, Florida
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 246 lb (112 kg)
Career information
High school: Wellington (FL) Palm Beach Central
College: Florida
NFL draft: 2013 / Round: 2 / Pick: 50
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-SEC (2012)
Career NFL statistics as of 2015
Total tackles: 143
Sacks: 2.0
Interceptions: 1
Pass deflections: 4
Player stats at

Jonathan Earl Bostic, II (born May 5, 1991) is an American football linebacker for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Florida. He was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

Early life[edit]

Bostic was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to John Bostic and Jacqueline Bostic. His father was a defensive back for the Detroit Lions from 1985 to 1987. After his father retired from the NFL, he gained his Ph.D. in pharmacy, and eventually relocated his family to Wellington, Florida. Bostic attended Palm Beach Central High School in Wellington, where he played for the Palm Beach Central Broncos high school football team. Bostic has two younger siblings: Jayla Bostic, who is a successful track athlete at the University of Florida, and Justin Bostic.

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 of Science 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[1]

In the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft, Bostic was selected by the Chicago Bears with the 50th pick overall.[2] On May 9, Bostic and the Bears agreed to a four-year deal, making him the fifth Bears draftee to sign.[3]

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.[4]

Bostic (left) in 2014 against the Seattle Seahawks.

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.[5] Bostic ended the 2013 season recording 57 tackles, two sacks and one interception.[6]

New England Patriots[edit]

On September 28, 2015, the Bears traded Bostic to the New England Patriots, receiving a sixth-round pick in exchange.[7]

Detroit Lions[edit]

On May 9, 2016, the Patriots traded Bostic to the Detroit Lions in exchange for a conditional seventh-round draft pick.[8]

See also[edit]

List of New England Patriots players


  1. ^ "NFL Events: Combine Player Profiles - Jon Bostic". National Football League. Retrieved 2013-04-26. 
  2. ^ Mayer, Larry (2013-04-26). "Bears select Florida linebacker Jon Bostic". Chicago Bears. Retrieved 2013-04-26. 
  3. ^ "Bears sign LB Bostic". Yahoo! Sports. 2013-05-09. Retrieved 2013-05-09. 
  4. ^ Alper, Josh (2013-08-21). "Jon Bostic reportedly fined $21,000 for hit against Chargers". Retrieved 2013-08-21. 
  5. ^ "Postgame notes: Bears vs. Ravens week 11". Chicago Bears. 2013-11-17. Retrieved 2013-11-17. 
  6. ^ Mayer, Larry (2014-01-29). "Linebacker position hurt by injuries". Chicago Bears. Retrieved 2014-01-29. 
  7. ^ "Bears ship linebacker Bostic to Patriots for pick". Retrieved 2016-05-10. 
  8. ^ "Lions acquire LB Jon Bostic via trade with Patriots". Detroit Lions. May 9, 2016. Retrieved May 9, 2016. 

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