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All in the family: Nick Bosa joins brother as NFL’s defensive rookie

49ers star, Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa first brothers to win award in NFL history

San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa speaks to Local 10 News during Super Bowl LIV media day, Jan. 27, 2020, at Marlins Park in Miami. Bosa played high school football in Fort Lauderdale.
San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa speaks to Local 10 News during Super Bowl LIV media day, Jan. 27, 2020, at Marlins Park in Miami. Bosa played high school football in Fort Lauderdale. (WPLG)

MIAMI – San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa is the NFL’s defensive rookie of the year.

The St. Thomas Aquinas High School product received the honor during Saturday’s awards ceremony in Miami on the eve of Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium, where his team will face the Kansas City Chiefs.

His brother, Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa, won the award in 2016. They become the first brothers in NFL history to earn the distinction.

Nick Bosa compiled nine regular-season sacks, 47 tackles and an interception. He tacked on three more sacks in the playoffs.

His father, John Bosa, was a first-round draft pick of the Miami Dolphins in 1987.