While Neither Played, Two Buckeyes Get Rings


While Nick Bosa, who had a sack and a forced fumble, came up short, two other former Buckeyes were on the winning side of Super Bowl LIV Sunday. Linebacker Darron Lee, on the Kansas City roster, but inactive Sunday, and Chiefs practice squad running back Mike Weber will both earn rings thanks the Kansas City's 31-20 victory.

After being drafted in the first round by the Jets in 2016, Lee played three seasons for New York before signing with Kansas City. He played in all 16 games in the regular season and started twice. Weber, and NFL rookie this season, was drafted by Dallas but after being cut, was signed to the Chiefs practice squad. He did not appear in a game this year.

While he won't bring home a ring, Bosa finished up a sensational rookie season. At the NFL Honors Saturday night, Bosa was named the NFL's defensive rookie of the year and the overall rookie of the year as well. Bosa finished the season with 47 tackles, 16 tackles for loss and nine sacks. He also had one interception, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries.

Bosa wasn't the only former Buckeye honored Saturday. New Orleans Saints receiver Michael Thomas, who set an all time NFL record with 149 receptions this season, was named the league's offensive player of the year. Thomas now has 470 career receptions, the most after four seasons in NFL history.