We're counting down the days to kickoff with “99 Warriors,” the greatest Ohio State Buckeyes by jersey number, as voted by the staff of Eleven Warriors.
No. 97 Joey Bosa
DE Joey Bosa
b. July 11, 1995 (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.)
- Consensus All-American ('14, '15)
- B1G Defensive Lineman of the Year ('14, '15)
- National Champion (2014)
Joey Bosa was one of, if not the, most disruptive defensive linemen to ever play at Ohio State. He was a part of Urban Meyer's second recruiting class at OSU and immediately made an impact.
Bosa earned Freshman All-America honors in 2013 from Sporting News after recording 44 tackles and 7.5 sacks. However, that was just a taste of what was to come.
Bosa exploded onto the scene in 2014, registering 13.5 sacks and 21 tackles for loss, helping lead Ohio State to a Big Ten and national championship. He was named Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year for his efforts, an honor he would receive again in 2015 before being drafted No. 3 overall in the 2016 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers.