VIDEO: Tamba Hali and Joey Bosa Practice Rushing Techniques

By 11W Staff on December 17, 2017 at 8:45 am
bosa and hali hug after the Chiefs-Chargers game 12/16/17

Former Penn State and current Ohio State defensive line guru Larry Johnson has put quite a few of his pupils in the NFL.

Two of them – Kansas City's Tamba Hali and Los Angeles' Joey Bosa – found themselves on opposite sidelines Saturday night.

They played for Johnson in college nearly a decade apart:

hali, bosa and johnson
L-R: Larry Johnson with Hali following Penn State's victory over Florida State in the 2006 Orange Bowl; with Bosa in State College (2014)

Following their game, Hali and Bosa found each other and an impromptu coaching session broke out:

Johnson, who coached at Penn State from 1996-2013, came to Columbus in 2014 to replace Mike Vrabel (who joined Bill O'Brien, Johnson's last boss at Penn State, with the Houston Texans), where he coached Bosa his sophomore and junior seasons.

The connection wasn't lost on Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer.

Hali, in the twilight of his fantastic NFL career, is a five-time Pro Bowler. Bosa is the defending NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year and was ranked by his peers as one of the NFL's 100 Best Players after playing in just a dozen games.

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