Who Are Nick Bosa’s Parents, Cheryl and John Bosa?

Nick Bosa has become one of the NFL's premier pass rushers behind support from his successful family, including parents John and Cheryl Bosa.

Nick Bosa has established himself as one of the NFL‘s premier pass rushers over his first five seasons in the league, playing a crucial role in a variety of spots across the San Francisco 49ers‘ defensive front. He built up to those heights of success behind the support of two successful parents, John and Cheryl Bosa, along with his brother and fellow NFL player Joey Bosa.

A Look at John and Cheryl, Nick Bosa’s Parents

Nick’s parents, John and Cheryl, have each had success in their own ways.

John helped pave the way for Nick’s journey to the NFL following a standout football career of his own. John was a standout defensive player during his collegiate playing days at Boston College and was inducted into the school’s Varsity Club Hall of Fame in 1996.

He was selected 16th overall in the first round of the 1987 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins, though his professional career never quite took off. John posted a combined seven sacks and two fumble recoveries across 31 appearances, including 21 starts, from 1987-89.

Still, perhaps passing along some of those experiences to his sons helped fuel their successful football careers.

Cheryl, on the other hand, is an advisor at Engel & Völkers Real Estate and head of sports and entertainment, according to her Instagram bio. She graduated from Ohio State University, the same school Nick ultimately attended before making his way to the NFL.

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Nick Bosa embraces with his mother, Cheryl, after the 49ers’ NFC Championship game win over the Detroit Lions in a photo posted to Cheryl’s Instagram account.

Nick was a standout player during his three seasons at Ohio State from 2016-18, racking up a combined 77 tackles (47 solo), including 29 tackles for loss and 17.5 sacks, and had one fumble recovery returned for a touchdown. That production was also limited due to him playing just three games as a senior in 2018 with a groin/abdominal injury.

The ailment did not seem to hurt his draft stock too badly, however, as Nick was selected second overall in the 2019 NFL Draft by the 49ers. He is joined in the NFL by his brother, Joey, who was selected No. 1 overall in the 2016 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Chargers and has seen some ups and downs in his professional career.

Nick has been more consistently productive thus far in the professional ranks, other than playing just two games in an injury-shortened 2020 campaign.

He burst onto the scene as a standout rookie in 2019, taking home Defensive Rookie of the Year honors after racking up 16 tackles for loss, including nine sacks.

His most productive professional season thus far came in 2022, when he racked up 51 tackles (41 solo), including 19 tackles for loss and 18.5 sacks, and had two forced fumbles across 16 appearances on his way to winning the league’s Defensive Player of the Year Award.

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Nick has been plenty productive in 2023 as well and played a key part in San Francisco’s run to the Super Bowl after tallying 16 tackles for loss, including 10 sacks, in the regular season.

Time will tell whether he can be a difference-making asset in the 49ers’ Super Bowl 58 clash with the Kansas City Chiefs.

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