Former Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa made 4 solo tackles for the Los Angeles Chargers on Saturday night, and he continued to hone his skills after his team’s 30-13 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Bosa, the 2016 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, received some pass-rushing tips from another former Big Ten defensive standout.
— NFL (@NFL) December 17, 2017
Tamba Hali is in his 12th NFL season, all with the Chiefs, and made five consecutive Pro Bowls from 2011-15. But before his decorated professional career, Hali was an All-America defensive end at Penn State in the mid-2000s. So, he seemed happy to dish out some of his defensive secrets to a fellow Big Ten player.
Both players, coincidentally, played for Ohio State defensive line coach Larry Johnson.
Common denominator- both developed by the best DL coach in college football – Larry Johnson! https://t.co/9bJO3jKbdB
— Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) December 17, 2017
In fewer than two seasons, Bosa already has 22 sacks. That doesn’t come close to Hali’s 89 1/2 career sacks, but Bosa seems primed to catch someone he can call his mentor.
He might even use some of Hali’s moves to get there.