97 Nick Bosa

Nick Bosa Ohio State 2018
Nationality
usa United States
Position
DE
Height
6'4"
Weight
263
Hometown
Fort Lauderdale, FL
High School
St. Thomas Aquinas
Past Teams
Ohio State
Seasons
2016, 2017, 2018

Post-OSU Update: Nick Bosa suffered a groin/abdomen injury in the third game of the 2018 season. A month after the injury, Bosa withdrew from Ohio State to prepare for the NFL draft. This move initially drew the ire of many Buckeye fans, but information about his injury came out later that illustrated its severity (for example, Bosa didn’t begin jogging until mid-November). Bosa was healthy in time for the 2019 NFL Draft and was selected 2nd overall by the San Francisco 49ers. Bosa impressed early, making 9.0 sacks as a rookie and winning Defensive Rookie of the Year and making the Pro Bowl. He tore his ACL in Week Two of the 2020 season, missing the rest of the year. Bosa returned strong from the injury and has made the Pro Bowl each of the last three seasons, winning Defensive Player of the Year in 2022 by recording a league-leading 18.5 sacks. (updated: Jan. 2024)

Major: Communications (2017-18)

Weight: 263 (2018), 270 (2017), 265 (2016)

2018 Media Guide: 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 … he was second in the Big Ten in both TFLs and sacks … 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).

2017 Media Guide: Nick Bosa is one of four defensive ends on the Ohio State roster who have starter-like skills and stats, and one can expect him to be even better in 2017 after a season and 13 games played in the Ohio State system behind him … already has 5.0 quarterback sacks among his 7.0 tackles-for-loss and 29 career tackles … earned OSU Scholar-Athlete status as a freshman … Bosa moved to defensive tackle at times during games during his initial season when Ohio State utilized all four of its talented defensive ends in obvious passing downs … he was one of four OSU freshmen to garner freshman All-America status last year (Dre’mont Jones, Michael Jordan and Mike Weber were the others).

2016: Bosa played in all 13 games and earned 332 snaps along a talented defensive line … he was second on the team in quarterback sacks with 5.0 while contributing 29 tackles and three quarterback pressures … had sacks against Bowling Green, Rutgers, Wisconsin, Penn State and Michigan … had a personal-best four tackles three times, including in the College Football Playoff semifinals vs. Clemson … had four solo stops – another personal best – against Rutgers.

2016 Media Guide: Nick Bosa was a consensus 5-star prospect nationally by ESPN, Rivals, 247Sports and Scout, and one of the Top 10 overall prospects in this recruiting class with ESPN ranking him No. 3 on its 300, Scout ranking him No. 5 and 247Sports No. 8 … the No. 6 player overall by Prepstar and a member of its Dream Team … also a near-unanimous No. 1 defensive end prospect with ESPN, Scout and 247Sports ranking him No. 1, and Rivals has him No. 2 at the strong side end position.

High School: 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.

Personal: 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, Eric Kumerow, was Ohio State captain in 1987, a two-time all-Big Ten performer and a 1988 NFL first-round draft pick.

 

Defense

SeasonTeamGGSTklSoloAsstTFLTFL YdsSacksSack YdsFFFRIntInt YdsPBUBlkDef TD
2016Ohio State1302917127.0365.0320000000
2017Ohio State14734191516.0748.5611000200
2018Ohio State33141136.0434.0391200001
Total-30107747302915317.51322200201