Jon Bostic

Not to be confused with his father, John Bostic.
Jon Bostic

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Bostic with the Bears in 2014
No. 55Detroit Lions
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-05-05) May 5, 1991
Place of birth: Mims, Florida
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 242 lb (110 kg)
Career information
High school: Wellington (FL) Palm Beach Central
College: Florida
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 2 / Pick: 50
Career history
Roster status: Injured reserve
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-SEC (2012)
Career NFL statistics as of 2015
Total tackles: 143
Sacks: 2.0
Interceptions: 1
Pass deflections: 4
Player stats at

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.

Early life

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.

College career

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.

Professional career

2013 NFL Draft

Pre-draft measurables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 1 in 245 lb33 in9 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[1]

In the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft, Bostic was selected by the Chicago Bears with the 50th pick overall.[2] On May 9, Bostic and the Bears agreed to a four-year deal, making him the fifth Bears draftee to sign.[3]

Chicago Bears

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.[4]

Bostic (left) in 2014 against the Seattle Seahawks.

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.[5] Bostic ended the 2013 season recording 57 tackles, two sacks and one interception.[6]

New England Patriots

On September 28, 2015, the Bears traded Bostic to the New England Patriots, receiving a sixth-round pick in exchange.[7]

Detroit Lions

On May 9, 2016, the Patriots traded Bostic to the Detroit Lions in exchange for a conditional seventh-round draft pick.[8] On September 6, 2016, Bostic was placed on injured reserve with a foot injury.[9]

See also

List of New England Patriots players


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