Joey Bosa Named a Freshman All-American

By Vico on December 13, 2013 at 7:27p

Joey Bosa vs. San Diego State

Joey Bosa had a phenomenal freshman season for Ohio State and was rewarded by college football outlets for it. He made the first team for both the Sporting News and College Football News.

True freshman defensive lineman Joey Bosa, from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and St. Thomas Aquinas High School, has been named a freshman All-American today by two organizations: The Sporting News and College Football News.

Bosa, a physical and talented performer who has started nine times this season, has registered 39 tackles for the Buckeyes including 12.5 tackles-for-losses totaling 62 yards. He ranks third on the team in TFLs and quarterback sacks (6.5), and he boasts a team-high total of six quarterback hurries. He is tied for sixth in the Big Ten in sacks and he ranks 11th in TFLs.

Cameron Johnston, Ohio State's 21-year-old true freshman punter, was selected to the second team of the College Football News Freshman All-American Team.

Congratulations are in order to Joey Bosa, who we hope will graduate from Freshman All-American in 2013 to All-American in 2014. His future is very bright.


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703Buckeye's picture

Wait, there was a freshman punter better than Johnston? I'm still having a hard time believing there is any punter in the nation (regardless of class) who is better than Cameron.

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

KBonay's picture

Mind boggling.

leads the nation in percentage of punts downed inside the 20 at 63.6 percent (28 of 44) and he is second nationally with 29.5 percent of his punts downed inside the 10 (13 of 44).

Crimson's picture

Rehkow averaged 47.8 yards on 75 punts. His career best of 65 yards was one of seven 60-plus kicks. Additionally, he had 27 punts from 50-59 yards.

Here's a link to a profile of him, although not the actual award.

703Buckeye's picture

Johnston has the ability to punt well over 60 yards but often doesn't by design. What makes him so good is he can pretty much pick a spot on the field and have the ball land there.
Rehkow probably has a high average because Idaho is awful and he is probably allowed to let it rip on every punt. Not saying the kid is bad but I say Johnston has a much better skill set.

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

dubjayfootball90's picture

Straight beast mode. All day, everyday

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

BoFuquel's picture

Congrats Joey. GO BUCKS!

I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.

Buckeyejason's picture

12.5 and 6.5 on a deep and talented D-line as a freshman? Sheesh I still can't get over that! Those numbers are better than Cam Heywards in any of his 4 years at OSU I believe.


CC's picture

That would make sense as Bosa is the best d lineman I have seen at osu since Gholston. When he's done he'll be up there with big daddy or maybe alone as the best. I can't remember a freshman dine have such an impact ever other than Clowney.

The Rill Dill's picture

Clowney was the most over-rated player ever----all the hype was from ONE hit.  He was in the gap, and the runner ran straight into his face.

BenW's picture

That might be what the hype was from, but its not what it should have been. Dude is a freak. He had 8 sacks and 12 tfl as a freshman, followed it up with 13 and 23.5. Reportedly runs a 4.5 40. He's for real. 

Buckeyejason's picture

That would make sense as Bosa is the best d lineman I have seen at osu since Gholston.

You must've not have watched OSU games from 2011-2012 because John Simon was one of the best in school history. 
So Bosa is best since Simon..


BassDropper's picture

Jedi Joey


ArizonaBuckeye's picture

My Dad is a Buckeye fan. He's not up to date with all the players as much as I am. It takes him a season or two before he knows who's who. lol Watching the MSU game they showed Bosa and were giving him praise. My Dad goes: Who's that? I go: Joey Bosa. Freshman stud outta St. Thomas Ft Lauderdale FL. Dad goes: He's a fu#kin freshman?! Mind you my Dad rarely swears.
Can't wait to see "John Simon" 2.0 as he matures. Scary for the rest of the BIG that he's only 18 years old. Congrats to Joey!

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you." -Woody Hayes-

703Buckeye's picture

I wouldn't call him Simon 2.0. While Joey is a weight room freak like John, he is way better of an athlete. With his natural talent and drive to succeed, he will be a first round pick in 2016.

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

ArizonaBuckeye's picture

Yeah, I was just trying to give Simon some cred. How 'bout Cameron Heyward 2.0 then?

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you." -Woody Hayes-

CC's picture

Go bigger, think big daddy good.

alust2013's picture

I'll buy that, although I think Bosa may end up being better when it's all said and done. Not a knock on Heyward at all either, he was excellent. 

...and Michigan still sucks.

cinserious's picture

Cam Hayward and John Simon were excellent D-linemen who could play at a high level at End or on the interior. I can see Bosa staying at strongside End and continually running around, through, or over top of the competition.

One day I will valiantly become a political prisoner of 11W jail.

Hovenaut's picture

Congrats to both Bosa and The Punter from down Under.....well deserved recognition.

BuckeyeSouth's picture

Bosa is a beast and I can't wait until his little bro commits to the good guys also.  Can you imagine both of those guys on the field at the same time?  They're going to put the hurt on opposing QB's.

Champions.  Undisputed.  

Hoody Wayes's picture

Bosa! Bellissimo!

Joey's "connected."
His uncle, Eric Kumerow, was a star linebacker for the Buckeyes between 1984-87 and a 1987 co-captain. 
Ericc Kumerow is the grandson of Chicago Outfit mob boss Anthony Accardo.
Antonino Joseph Accardo (born Antonino Leonardo Accardo; April 28, 1906 – May 22, 1992), also known as "Joe Batters" or "Big Tuna", rose from small-time hoodlum to the position of day-to-day boss of the Chicago Outfit in 1947, to ultimately become the final Outfit authority in 1972, until his death.
In 1926, Jack "Machine Gun" McGurn, one of the toughest hitmen of Outfit boss Alphonse Capone ("Big Al," "Scarface Al"), recruited Accardo into his crew in the Outfit.
Tony Accardo was Al Capone's driver.
Small world.
Go Bucks!

southbay's picture

Well Joey's got some awesome guns alright, but they are the kind you acquire in the weight room.

DiasporaBuck's picture

One sequence by Bosa that really left a good impression on me was in the game against TTUN.  I saw him knock down Gardner on a passing attempt, help him up (this was after the mugging of Dontre Wilson, btw), and then line up to try to do it again.  The words class and sportsmanship come to mind, but I think professionalism encapsulates it best.  That's what you want to see from your team leaders, and when you see it from a freshman it can give you goosebumps.  I'm grateful for the year he's given us so far, and can't wait to see how he does once he's had a few years to adapt to own the college game.

OSU Class of 1999

dallavise's picture

I hope he stays at least 3, or even 4.  I don't think he will have to, but I hope he stays for the ride.  He's going to be a beast. 

alust2013's picture

Has to stay for three. 

...and Michigan still sucks.

buckeyedude's picture

Does anybody remember the question this summer about "which true freshmen will have the biggest impact on the team this season"?
I think we have our answer.



buckguyfan1's picture

Congrats Joey, you are a special talent and yes hard work pays off!  
When you head to the pros in a few, can your brother have your locker?

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Way to go Joey!  Great year!  Next year will be even better!!
Go Bucks!!

cinserious's picture

Joey 'Boss-man' Bosa was physically ready to take on the college game from day 1. Once he cracked the starting rotation, he used his superior physical ability (over grown-ass linemen) to begin to dominate. What happens when his mental game is 100% or he PEAKS physically? I like his humbleness and willingness to take instruction from his coaches (like Vrabel) to really learn the college game. Marotti will have Bosa literally busting out at the seams in the offseason. 1st team All America as a sophomore.

One day I will valiantly become a political prisoner of 11W jail.

fansince1968's picture

Congrats to Joey & Cameron! Well deserved.

sir rickithda3rd's picture

joey bosa will be the top pick barring injuries. the kid really has it all.

mark may wins douchebag of the year... again

otrain2416's picture

I hoping he stays through his senior year just so I can see him and his brother play together

We were born to love Ohio State and hate that team up north.

Iron_Buckeye's picture

Joey "The Beast" Bosa!!

“The minute we stop expecting greatness from our football program, we become Wisconsin.” Craig Krenzel

ScarletGray43157's picture

The great ones always make it look easy, and Joey Bosa definitely makes it look easy.  This young man has the potential to be a truly great one.  I wish him all the best.

In old Ohio there's a team that's known throughout the land...

ScarletGray43157's picture

Cam Johnson was a truly pleasant surprise.  Great skill and a huge upside.   If he continues to show consistency and develops his game over his time at OSU, he may be something truly rare...a punter who gets picked in the NFL draft.

In old Ohio there's a team that's known throughout the land...