Former Ohio State Defensive End Nick Bosa Named NFL Rookie of the Year

By Kevin Harrish on January 30, 2020 at 12:45 pm
Nick Bosa wins rookie of the year.
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The accolades keep flowing for Nick Bosa.

After a spectacular debut season, the former Buckeye defensive end collects another honor as he was named the NFL Rookie of the Year on Thursday afternoon, as selected by a fan vote.

Bosa started 14 of 16 games in his first season with the 49ers and recorded 47 total tackles, 16 tackles for loss, nine sacks, one interception, two passes defended, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble.

The No. 2 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft started his rookie season off with a bang, recording seven sacks in his first seven games, which is tied for the second-most by a player in his first seven games since the sack became an official statistic in 1982. His 16 tackles for loss were the fifth-most among all NFL players during the regular season and the franchise record among rookies.

This is Bosa's second rookie of the year award this season, as he collected the award from the Pro Football Writers of America earlier this month, and he was selected to the 2020 Pro Bowl.

Bosa and his San Francisco 49ers will now look to cap off the season with a Super Bowl victory on Sunday evening.

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