Joey Bosa is a defensive talisman foe the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League. He wore the Chargers’ jersey for the first time in October 2016.
Joey Bosa Bio & Family: Age, Parents, Brother, Height, College
The 24-years-of-age defensive end was born as Joseph Anthony Bosa on 11 July 1995, to parents, John Bosa and Cheryl Bosa. He hails from his hometown of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the United States. Joey’s father, John was an NFL defensive end for the Miami Dolphins. He was part of the three seasons from 1987 to 1989. Besides, Joey has a younger brother named Nick Bosa, who was drafted with the second overall pick by the San Francisco 49ers in the 2019 NFL draft. Nick also follows the footsteps of his father and elder brother as a defensive end.
Joey Bosa with his former NFL player dad on 30 October 2017 (Picture: Joey’s Instagram)
Standing tall at a height of 6 feet and 5 inches (1.96 meters), Joey attended St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale. There, he played high school football for the Raiders. Eventually, he committed to play college football at Ohio State University in April 2012.
His Career Stats
With his three-season-long college stint with Ohio State, Joey recorded the stats of 26.0 sacks for 148 tackles from 38 games. Following that, he became the huge NFL prospect and eventually was picked in the first round of the 2016 NFL draft by the San Diego Chargers (now known as Los Angeles Chargers).
Unfortunately, Joey missed the first four weeks of the season due to a hamstring injury. He finally made his regular-season debut against the Oakland Raiders on 9 October 2016. The player finished his rookie season with 41 tackles, 10.5 sacks, and a forced fumble from 12 games.
Joey Bosa in his Los Angeles Chargers’ jersey (Picture: Joey’s Instagram)
Similarly, Joey’s 2017 season stats read 70 tackles, 12.5 sacks and 4 forced fumbles from 16 games. He ended his recent 2019 season with 67 combined tackles, 11.5 sacks and one forced fumble from 16 games.
The Chargers’ player is running in his last year of the four-year contract he penned with the team in 2016. As part of the $25,873,685-worth deal, Joey receives the average annual salary of $6,468,421. Besides, his contract also holds the signing bonus of $17,017,226.
As part of the 2020 season, Joey is set to earn the basic salary of $14,360,000 while carrying a cap hit of $14,360,000.
Joey Bosa’s Dating History
So, ladies, you will be delighted to know the fact that the handsome hunk football defensive end is enjoying the single life as of now. However, it was not the case some years before.
Joey Bosa was dating a girl named Josie Rosario in 2013. Joey and Josie were college sweethearts at the Ohio State. However, the couple couldn’t keep up with their relationship after Josie moved to the University of Florida. Eventually, they parted ways with one another and ended a short-term fling.
Some Interesting Facts About Joey Bosa
- Apart from his father, Joey’s grandfather Palmer Pyle and grand-uncle Mike Pyle both played in the NFL.
- His great-grandfather was Chicago mob boss Tony Accardo.
- Joey’s career highlights include NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year (2016), 1x First-team All-Pro (2019), and 2x Pro Bowl (2017, 2019).