Joey Bosa

Joey Bosa

Joey Bosa graduated from Cushman in 2009.  He played basketball and baseball for the Cougars. He went on to star at St. Thomas Aquinas High School, winning the Class 7A state championship in 2012. A 4-star recruit, he was ranked as the #56 overall recruit by ESPN and was named Under-Armour All-American. He received offers from Boston College, Florida State, University of Florida, Notre Dame, Michigan, Wisconsin and Ohio State among others. He chose to play for the Ohio State Buckeyes and made an instant impact. He had 44 tackles and 7.5 sacks and was name Freshman All-American by the Sporting News and College Football News. In his sophomore season, Joey recorded 46 tackles and 13.5 sacks, leading the Buckeyes to their 9th National Championship. He was named the Big Ten Conference's Nagurski-Woodson Defensive Player of the Year and the Smith-Brown Defensive Lineman of the Year. He was also a finalist for three major awards: the Bednarik Award, the Lombardi Trophy and the Ted Hendricks Award.  Joey was drafted 3rd overall in the 2016 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers.  He was named "NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month" in October  Despite playing in only 12 games, Bosa was named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year.  He finished with 41 tackles, 10.5 sacks and a forced fumble.