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

By Kevin Harrish on February 1, 2020 at 6:02 pm
Nick Bosa named rookie of the year.
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For the third time in four years, a Buckeye is the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year.

Nick Bosa collected another honor on Saturday evening when he was named the NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Year by the Associated Press.

Bosa becomes the third Ohio State player in four years to win the award, joining his older brother Joey (2016-17) and Marshon Lattimore (2017-18).

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.

This is Bosa’s third major rookie of the year award after already picking up the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year and the Pro Football Writers of America's NFL Rookie of the Year awards earlier this month.

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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