Bostic with the Bears in 2014
|No. 55 Detroit Lions|
|Date of birth:||May 5, 1991|
|Place of birth:||Mims, Florida|
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||242 lb (110 kg)|
|High school:||Wellington (FL) Palm Beach Central|
|NFL Draft:||2013 / Round: 2 / Pick: 50|
|Roster status:||Injured reserve|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2015|
Jonathan Earl Bostic, II (born May 5, 1991) is an American football linebacker for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Florida. He was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
Bostic was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to John Bostic and Jacqueline Bostic. His father was a defensive back for the Detroit Lions from 1985 to 1987. After his father retired from the NFL, he gained his Ph.D. in pharmacy, and eventually relocated his family to Wellington, Florida. Bostic attended Palm Beach Central High School in Wellington, where he played for the Palm Beach Central Broncos high school football team. Bostic has two younger siblings: Jayla Bostic, who is a successful track athlete at the University of Florida, and Justin Bostic.
Bostic accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida, where he played for coach Urban Meyer and coach Will Muschamp's Florida Gators football teams from 2009 to 2012. During his college career he started 32 of 51 games in which he played, recording 237 tackles, 7.5 quarterback sacks and five interceptions. Following his senior season in 2012, he was a second-team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) selection.
Bostic graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health, Education and Behavior in 2012.
2013 NFL Draft
|Ht||Wt||Arm length||Hand size||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 1 in||245 lb||33 in||9 5/8 in||4.59 s||1.59 s||2.61 s||4.24 s||6.99 s||32.5 in||9 ft 10 in||22 reps|
|All values from NFL Scouting Combine|
In the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft, Bostic was selected by the Chicago Bears with the 50th pick overall. On May 9, Bostic and the Bears agreed to a four-year deal, making him the fifth Bears draftee to sign.
In the second preseason game against the San Diego Chargers, Bostic recorded a hit on Chargers receiver Mike Willie, which the league eventually fined him $21,000 for lowering his head while hitting a defenseless receiver.
In week eleven against the Baltimore Ravens, Bostic recorded his first career interception, the first Bears rookie linebacker to do so since Lance Briggs in 2003. Bostic ended the 2013 season recording 57 tackles, two sacks and one interception.
New England Patriots
On September 28, 2015, the Bears traded Bostic to the New England Patriots, receiving a sixth-round pick in exchange.
On May 9, 2016, the Patriots traded Bostic to the Detroit Lions in exchange for a conditional seventh-round draft pick. On September 6, 2016, Bostic was placed on injured reserve with a foot injury.
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