Nick Bosa

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Nick Bosa
Nick Bosa Jan 2019.jpg
Bosa in 2019
Ohio State Buckeyes – No. 97
PositionDefensive end
Career history
Bowl games
High schoolSt. Thomas Aquinas
(Fort Lauderdale, Florida)
Personal information
Born: (1997-10-23) October 23, 1997 (age 21)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight263 lb (119 kg)
Career highlights and awards
  • First Team All-Big Ten (2017)
  • Smith–Brown Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year (2017)
  • Big Ten Champion (2017)
  • ESPN Freshman All-American (2016)

Nick Bosa (born October 23, 1997) is an American football defensive end. He played college football at Ohio State.

Early years[edit]

Bosa attended St. Thomas Aquinas in Fort Lauderdale, Florida where he was a four-year starter and a multi-year first team all-state player. He was a five-star recruit and was ranked among the best players in his class.[1] He committed to Ohio State University to play college football.[2][3]

College career[edit]

Bosa played in all 13 games as a true freshman at Ohio State in 2016, recording 29 tackles, seven of which were for a loss, and five sacks.[4] His sophomore year, he became the starting defensive end for the Buckeyes in seven games. Bosa was named a unanimous First Team All-Big Ten and the Smith-Brown Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year for his 32 total tackles (14.5 for a loss) and a team leading seven sacks. Additionally, he had two pass breakups, eight quarterback hurries and a blocked kick. On September 20, 2018, it was reported that Bosa underwent core muscle surgery, ruling him out indefinitely.[5] On October 16, Bosa announced that he was withdrawing from Ohio State for the rest of the season. After the season, Bosa decided to forego his senior year and enter the 2019 NFL Draft.[6][7]


Year Team GP Tackles Interceptions
Comb Total Ast Sack Int Yards Avg TD PD
2016 Ohio State 13 29 17 12 5.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
2017 Ohio State 14 34 19 15 8.5 0 0 0.0 0 2
2018 Ohio State 3 14 11 3 4.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Career 30 77 47 30 17 0 0 0.0 0 2

Personal life[edit]

Nick (left) signing autographs with his brother Joey (right), 2019

His brother, Joey Bosa, also played college football at Ohio State (2013–2015) and plays in the National Football League (NFL) for the Los Angeles Chargers and was the third overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.[8] His father, John Bosa, was a 1987 NFL Draft first-round pick from Boston College by the Miami Dolphins.[9] He is the great-grandson of Chicago mobster Tony Accardo.[10]


  1. ^ "Nick Bosa, 2016 Strongside defensive end -".
  2. ^ Five-star DE Nick Bosa, Joey's brother, commits to Ohio State
  3. ^ 5-star recruit Nick Bosa, Joey's younger brother, verbally commits to the Buckeyes: Ohio State football recruiting
  4. ^ Ohio State names to know: Nick Bosa is ready for a breakout season
  5. ^ "Nick Bosa has core muscle surgery, out indefinitely". NFL. Retrieved September 20, 2018.
  6. ^ Tom VanHaaren (October 16, 2018). "Ohio State DE Nick Bosa leaving school to concentrate on draft". Retrieved October 16, 2018.
  7. ^ "Nick Bosa leaving Ohio State to prepare for NFL draft". NFL. Retrieved October 16, 2018.
  8. ^ The Bosa Family—Brothers Joey and Nick, Father John—Share a Passion for Pass-Rushing
  9. ^ How Ohio State landed both Joey and Nick Bosa: 'I wouldn't want my sons to play for anybody else'
  10. ^ Thomas, Jeanna (9 February 2019). "Joey Bosa's great-grandfather was once Al Capone's bodyguard and a Chicago crime boss".

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