John Bosa

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John Bosa
No. 97
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1964-01-10) January 10, 1964 (age 56)
Keene, New Hampshire
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:270 lb (122 kg)
Career information
High school:Keene (NH)
College:Boston College
NFL Draft:1987 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Fumble Recoveries:2
Player stats at

John Wilfred Bosa (born January 10, 1964) is a former professional American football defensive end who played three seasons[1] in the National Football League (NFL) for the Miami Dolphins. He played football for Keene High School in Keene, New Hampshire and received a full athletic scholarship to play football for the Boston College Eagles.

His elder son, Joey Bosa, played college football at Ohio State University and was selected third overall in the 2016 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers.[2] His younger son, Nick Bosa, also played college football at Ohio State and was selected second overall in the 2019 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers.[3] Joey and Nick both wear number 97, the same number their father wore. The Bosas are the second family to hold the distinction of having three family members be drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft. Archie, Peyton, and Eli Manning are the first to achieve this feat.[4]

In 1987, John was selected by the Miami Dolphins in the first round (16th) of the NFL draft.[5] John's ex-wife, Cheryl Kumerow, is the sister of former Dolphins teammate, and Ohio State standout, Eric Kumerow.[6][7]


  1. ^ Van Valkenburg, Kevin (2019-04-09). "Nick Bosa, the NFL draft's best prospect, is itching to return to the field". Retrieved 2019-05-03.
  2. ^ Dad tells Ohio State star Joey Bosa to stop doing back flips
  3. ^ Top Recruit Nick Bosa Commits to OSU
  4. ^ Inman, Cam. "Nick Bosa, son of Keene native John Bosa, selected No. 2 overall by 49ers". Retrieved 2019-05-03.
  5. ^ "John Bosa will join Archie Manning in an exclusive place in NFL history". Retrieved 2019-05-03.
  6. ^ "Nick Bosa: Born to dominate in the NFL". Retrieved 2019-05-03.
  7. ^ Wertheim, Jon (2 May 2019). "Nick Bosa and the 2019 Draft's Oddest Note". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 4 May 2019.