Player Bio

Jonathan Bostic
LB #52
Height:
6-1
Weight:
246
Age:
24
College:
Florida
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2015 PRE):

TCKL
10
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 141 103 38 2.0 0 4 1 0 -- 0 0 0 1
2014 CHI 13 8 84 58 26 0.0 -- 3 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 CHI 16 9 57 45 12 2.0 -- 1 1 0 -- 0 0 0 1

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Biography

PRO CAREER: Enters third NFL season with Chicago, having collected 203.5 tackles - including 9.5 tackles for losses and 2 sacks - 1 interception, 3 additional pass break-ups and 1 fumble recovery in 29 games played with 17 starts at both ILB and OLB… Has added 4 tackles on special teams… Led team in tackles in 2014 with 127 after finishing fifth on squad in 2013 with 76.5… With INT vs. BAL (11/17/13), became first Bears rookie linebacker to record an interception since Lance Briggs (12/7/03) at GB… First Bears rookie linebacker to record multiple sacks in his first season since Brian Urlacher had 8 in 2000… Joins Urlacher as the only Bears rookie linebacker to record a sack, interception and opponent fumble recovery in his first season with the team since sacks were first recorded in 1982.
PRO CAREER: Enters third NFL season with Chicago, having collected 203.5 tackles - including 9.5 tackles for losses and 2 sacks - 1 interception, 3 additional pass break-ups and 1 fumble recovery in 29 games played with 17 starts at both ILB and OLB… Has added 4 tackles on special teams… Led team in tackles in 2014 with 127 after finishing fifth on squad in 2013 with 76.5… With INT vs. BAL (11/17/13), became first Bears rookie linebacker to record an interception since Lance Briggs (12/7/03) at GB… First Bears rookie linebacker to record multiple sacks in his first season since Brian Urlacher had 8 in 2000… Joins Urlacher as the only Bears rookie linebacker to record a sack, interception and opponent fumble recovery in his first season with the team since sacks were first recorded in 1982.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Entered the NFL as a second-round pick (50th overall) by Chicago in the 2013 NFL Draft… Signed a 4-year contract with the Bears (5/9/13). SIGNED through 2016

2014 SEASON: Led Bears with career-high 127 tackles and 5 tackles for losses… Added 3 PBUs and 2 QB pressures… Had 1 tackle on special teams… Appeared in 13 contests (Games 1-5 and 9-16) including 8 starts (Games 3-5 and 12-16)… Missed Games 6-8 due to back injury. GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 13-8

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2013 - Appeared in all 16 games during rookie season, starting 9 at MLB, collecting 76.5 tackles - including 2 sacks and 4.5 TFLs - 1 INT and 1 fumble recovery… Ranked fifth on the team in tackles… Also had 3 special teams stops… Made NFL debut vs. CIN (9/8)… Made first career start at MLB on 10/20 at WAS… Recorded first career INT vs. BAL (11/17)… Recorded first career sack at MIN (12/1), collecting 2 sacks in the contest… Started Games 7-15 at MLB.

COLLEGE CAREER: Appeared in 51 games, making 32 starts in four seasons (2009-12) at Florida, finishing career with 237 total tackles, and had 19.0 TFLs, 7.5 sacks, 7 PBUs, 5 INTs and 2 FFs… Named to Coaches’ All-SEC Second Team on defense in senior season at UF… Started all 13 games at middle linebacker as a senior ranking third on the team with 68 tackles and fifth with 6.5 TFLs for a total of 23 yards for loss… Also tied for second on the team with 3.0 sacks and tied for fourth in interceptions (2) and third in quarterback hurries (4)… Started all 13 games at MLB as a junior leading Gators  with 94 tackles and finished tied for second with 10.0 TFLs for a total of 57 yards for loss… Added 3.0 sacks, 2 PBUs, 2 QB hurries and 1 FF as a junior… Appeared in all 13 games as a sophomore, starting 6, gathering 57 tackles (36 solo) and 3 INTs… Led all UF freshmen with 18 total tackles, including 14 solo.

PERSONAL: Goes  by the name Jonathan…. Selected to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl after playing high school football at Palm Beach Central under coach Rodney Harris… Ranked as the fifth-best inside linebacker prospect according to Rivals.com, selecting UF over Miami, LSU, FSU and Clemson… Member of the ESPNU Top 150… All-state selection for Florida Class-6A… Father, Jon Bostic, was a defensive back for the Detroit Lions, playing in a total of 29 games from 1985-87.

Recent Articles

  • Adjustments to scheme helping Bostic

    Posted Jun 30, 2014

    Thanks in part to some adjustments the Bears have made to their defensive scheme, linebacker Jon Bostic feels much more comfortable entering his second NFL season.

  • Garza, Bostic to host football camp

    Posted Jun 16, 2014

    Bears center Roberto Garza and linebacker Jon Bostic are teaming up to host a football camp for children ages 7-18 from June 29-July 2 at Benedictine University in Lisle.

  • O'Donnell to reunite with Bostic

    Posted May 15, 2014

    Bears sixth-round draft pick Pat O'Donnell is looking forward to reuniting with his high school teammate, second-year linebacker Jon Bostic.

  • Teammates don’t think Bostic deserved fine

    Posted Aug 23, 2013

    Although it hasn't happened in the first two preseason games, Jay Cutler vows that the Bears will spread the ball around more this season than they did last year.

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