It may have ended up coming in a losing effort, but former Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa was a major factor for the San Francisco 49ers against the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV.
Bosa finished the game with five tackles (three solo) a sack, a pass deflection and a forced fumble, but he was even more disruptive than his stats in the box score show.
— NFL (@NFL) February 2, 2020
— NFL (@NFL) February 3, 2020
According to Pro Football Focus, Bosa registered a sack, hit or hurry on 30.8 percent of his pass rushes against the Chiefs. No other defensive player in the game was above 20 percent.
Sam Monson from PFF also said that Bosa had a ridiculously high number of pressures in the biggest game of the rookie’s young NFL career.
Nick Bosa had double digit total pressures in that game. Wow.
— Sam Monson (@PFF_Sam) February 3, 2020
As a whole, the 49ers held Kansas City to 397 total yards of offense.
Bosa ended up being the only former Buckeye to see time in the Super Bowl. Linebacker Darron Lee was listed as inactive for the game, and running back Mike Weber was only on the practice squad, but both are a part of the Chiefs roster and are now Super Bowl champions.
— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) February 3, 2020
Just days before the Super Bowl, Bosa was given the official award for NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year.
He ended the regular season with 47 tackles (32 solo), 16 tackles for loss, nine sacks and 25 quarterback hits. Bosa also forced a fumble, had two fumble recoveries, two pass deflections and an interception.
Photo credit: Courtesy of the San Francisco 49ers
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