| Bellflower (CA) St. John Bosco|
(1997-02-10) February 10, 1997 (age 18)
Manhattan Beach, California
American football quarterback
University of California, Los Angeles
UCLA Bruins football (#3 / Quarterback)
Charles Rosen, Liz Lippincott
Beatrice Rosen, Lydia Rosen
Josh Rosen (born February 10, 1997) is an American football quarterback who plays college football for the UCLA Bruins. He was a top-rated recruit coming out of high school in Los Angeles County. The first true freshman to ever start at quarterback for the Bruins in a season opener, he was named a Freshman All-American and was honored as the Pac-12 Conference Freshman Offensive Player of the Year in 2015.
Josh Rosen Wikipedia
Rosen was born to Liz Lippincott, a former journalist and Charles Rosen, a spine surgeon. He grew up playing tennis, and became a top-10 player in junior rankings. He was introduced to football in elementary school by a friend's father who was a youth coach. Right before high school, Rosen switched from tennis to football.
He attended St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower, California. Though St. John Bosco is a Catholic school, Rosen—the son of a Quaker Christian mother and a Jewish father—is an atheist. During his playing career, he passed for 90 touchdowns and 11,175 yards. As a senior he was named the Los Angeles Times Player of the Year and the Long Beach Press-Telegram Dream Team Player of the Year after passing for 3,186 yards, 29 touchdowns and four interceptions.
Rosen was rated by both Rivals.com and Scout.com as a five-star recruit and ranked as the best quarterback in his class. Rivals also ranked him as the best overall recruit. He verbally committed to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in March 2014, and officially signed in September.
Rosen began taking classes at UCLA in January 2015; he had enrolled early so he could take part in spring practice. With three-year starting quarterback Brett Hundley leaving UCLA early for the National Football League (NFL), a large hole was created on the team. Rosen was UCLA's best quarterback during the spring, and he continued to compete during summer camp to be the team's starting quarterback as a true freshman. On August 26, a week after being publicly criticized by Coach Jim Mora, Rosen was named the Bruins' starting quarterback. He beat out Jerry Neuheisel, who had three years of experience in offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone's up-tempo spread offense, which was similar to the offense Rosen had run in high school. The freshman called Neuheisel "selfless" for helping him during the competition.
UCLA entered the 2015 season ranked No. 13 by the Associated Press and No. 14 in the Coaches Poll. In the season opener, Rosen completed 28 of 35 passes for 351 yards and three touchdowns as UCLA defeated Virginia 34–16, and he became the first true freshman to start a season opener at quarterback for UCLA. He was honored as the Walter Camp Offensive Player of the Week. In a 17–9 win over No. 18 Utah, he broke Drew Olson's decade-old school record (199) for consecutive passes without an interception. The victory kept UCLA in contention for the Pac-12 championship entering their regular-season finale against their crosstown rivals, the USC Trojans. However, they lost 40–21 to the Trojans as Rosen turned the ball over three times on a fumble and two interceptions, ending his streak of passes without an interception at 245. He was named the Pac-12 Freshman Offensive Player of the Year and earned Freshman All-American honors from USA Today.Updated through November 28, 2015