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Five Fun Facts About Chargers 2016 First Round Draft Pick Joey Bosa

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on May 1, 2016

Joey Bosa came out of Ohio State University as a highly thought of linebacker on the national scene. The Chargers selected Joey Bosa with the third overall pick in 2016, making him the first defensive player taken that year. Here is a look at five fun facts about this young and impressive defensive star.

Two Time Winner of the Smith-Brown Defensive Lineman of the Year

The Smith-Brown Defensive Lineman of the Year is given out to the best Big Ten defensive lineman as voted on by the conference’s coaches. Joey Bosa won the award twice, first in 2014 and then again in 2015. He was the third player to win it twice after Mike Vrabel in 1995 and 1996 and Wendell Bryant in 2000 and 2001.

Joey Bosa Attended an Impressive High School

Joey Bosa attended St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Other famous football players who went to high school there include Geno Atkins, Giovani Bernard, Michael Irvin, Brian Piccolo, Daryl Porter, and Major Wright.

Joey Bosa’s College Football Quarterback Sacks

Joey Bosa would finish his three year college football career with 26 total sacks. The first sack he ever got at the college level came against Northwestern in 2013. His last came in 2015 against Michigan.

Other Chargers Top 3 NFL Draft Selections

When the NFL world heard the Chargers select Joey Bosa with the third overall pick in 2016, it was only the fifth time San Diego had held a pick in the top three. They’d had the number two pick three times, selecting Walt Sweeney in 1963, Bo Matthews in 1974, and Ryan Leaf in 1998. They’d also held the number one overall pick in 2004, using it to pick quarterback Eli Manning before trading him to the Giants.

Joey Bosa’s Famous Father

Joey Bosa’s father, John, played football at Boston College. He would go on and spend the 1987, 1988, and 1989 seasons with the Miami Dolphins.

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