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30 Little Known Facts About Joey Bosa That Every Fan Must Know

Joey Bosa
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Joey Bosa, considered to be one among the best pass rushers in the National Football League, has always proved to be relentless in taking the Chargers’ to victory for the past five seasons. The love of football is in his blood, as he grew up with a lineage of athletes in the family. In fact, the Bosas became the second family to have three members drafted in the first round of an NFL Draft behind Archie, Peyton, and Eli Manning. Here are some really interesting facts about the American football player that will make you love him more:

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  1.  On July 28, 2020, Bosa signed a five-year, $135 million contract extension with the Chargers, making him the highest-paid defensive player in the league.
  2.  He switched his jersey number from 99 to 97, on April 12, 2019. He wore 97 during his tenure with Ohio State.
  3.  At the 2016 NFL Draft, he was drafted in the first round with the third overall selection by the San Diego Chargers, the first of five Ohio State players to be drafted.
  4.  But, due to contractual disputes with the team, he remained the last unsigned draft pick of his class. The Chargers issued a press release on August 24, 2016, stating that Bosa has been offered an initial signing bonus payment larger than any rookie has received in the last two NFL drafts.
  5.  In the 2017 season, he and Melvin Ingram formed one of the best pass rushing duos in the league, with Bosa totaling 70 tackles and 12.5 sacks - seventh in the NFL.
  6.  Joseph Anthony Bosa was born on July 11, 1995 to John Bosa and Cheryl Bosa in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
  7.  His father John Bosa played three seasons for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL) as their defensive end, selected in the first round (16th overall) of 1987 NFL Draft.
  8.  His brother Nick Bosa, played defensive end at Ohio State, and was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers with the second overall pick in 2019.
  9.  His cousin Jake Kumerow, as well as his uncle Eric Kumerow, have also played in the NFL. His grandfather Palmer Pyle and grand-uncle Mike Pyle were also NFL players.
  10.  His great-grandfather Tony Accardo, also known as Joe Batters or Big Tunam was the boss of the Chicago Outfit in the year 1947.
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  12.  He attended St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he played high school football and basketball for the Raiders.
  13.  Bosa was ranked as the fourth best defensive end in his class, and was rated by Rivals.com as a four-star recruit.
  14.  In April 2012, he committed to play college football at Ohio State University. As a true freshman, he started 10 of 14 games, and recorded 44 tackles and 7.5 sacks in the year 2013.
  15.  In 2014, Bosa was named a Unanimous First Team All-American, becoming the 27th Buckeye in 84 years to do so.
  16.  He was named a First Team Freshman All-American in his freshman season, and was also selected to the Freshman All-Big Ten First Team.
  17.  In his sophomore year, he recorded 13.5 sacks on 55 tackles, and earned Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year. Big Ten Lineman of the Year, First Team All-American, and All-Big Ten, as well as a Lombardi Award Finalist.
  18.  On July 30, 2015, he, along with three other Ohio State football players, was suspended from the first game of the 2015 season, for undisclosed reasons.
  19.  During the 2016 Fiesta Bowl against Notre Dame on January 1, 2016, Bosa was ejected in the first quarter for a targeting penalty, when he made a hit on quarterback DeShone Kizer.
  20.  He finished his junior year with five sacks and an interception on 47 tackles. He announced his intentions to enter the 2016 NFL Draft. While he repeated most of the honors in the season, he once again fell short of claiming the Nagurski-Woodson Defensive Player of the Year.
  21.  Bosa was projected to be a top 10 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft by NFL analyst Daniel Jeremiah. He received an invitation to the NFL combine as a top prospect.
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  23.  He completed all of the required combine drills while also participating in positional drills, making a really impressive overall performance. He met and 13 NFL teams at the combine.
  24.  After some contractual disputes, he finally signed a four-year contract with the San Diego Chargers on August 29, 2016.
  25.  He made his regular season debut against AFC West rival Oakland Raiders on October 9, 2016, after missing the first four weeks of the season, due to hamstring injury.
  26.  He finished his rookie year with 41 tackles, 10.5 sacks and a forced fumble, despite being limited to just 12 games, and also earned the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year.
  27.  He was ranked as the 100th best player in the league by his peers on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2017, with his performance in the rookie season.
  28.  Bosa was sidelined until Week 11 of the 2018 season, due to foot injury. Although he played only in seven games, he recorded 5.5 sacks, 23 combined tackles, nine quarterback hits and one fumble recovery.
  29.  In Week 8 game of the 2019 season against the Chicago Bears, he recorded another two sacks on Mitch Trubisky in the 17–16 win.
  30.  His performance led him to be named AFC Defensive Player of the Week, while his brother Nick Bosa won the award for the NFC.
  31.  He made the Pro Bowl last season after accumulating 11.5 sacks and 67 tackles in total for the 2019 season.
  32.  In the Week 12 game against Buffalo Bills, in the 2020 season, he recorded three sacks on Josh Allen and recovered a fumble lost by Allen during the 27–17 loss.
  33.  Joey Bosa Net Worth: $14 Million

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