Five-year senior who capped his career as one of the top offensive linemen in Delaware history • two-time All-Colonial Athletic Association selection • appeared in two post-season all-star games following the 2016 season • versatile lineman who played at both tackle and guard during his career • appeared in 46 career games with 24 straight starts to finish his career • never missed a game since his redshirt freshman season at Delaware • big frame with good footwork and an outstanding athlete • another in a long line of DeMatha High School standouts to play at Delaware.
2016 SEASON (GAME BY GAME STATISTICS)
One of the top offensive linemen in the CAA • earned second team All-CAA honors • took part in the FCS National All-Star Bowl and the Dream Bowl All-Star Game • earned the Blue Hen Touchdown Club Outstanding Senor Lineman Award following the season • started all 11 games at right tackle and right guard • led an offensive line that led the CAA and ranked No. 8 in fewest sacks allowed (11) and ranked No. 2 in rushing yards per game (227.2) • one of just 10 seniors on the roster • preseason All-CAA selection by head coaches/media relations directors.
2015 SEASON (GAME BY GAME STATISTICS)
Earned third team All-CAA honors • second-year starter and one of four players on the offensive line who started every game • played at left guard after moving over from tackle • anchored a unit that helped Delaware rank No. 2 in the CAA and 17th in the NCAA in rushing offense (219.4 yards per game) and No. 4 in sacks allowed (1.64/44th in NCAA) • served as game captain vs. William & Mary.
Earned second letter in his first season as a starter • started all 12 games at right tackle • helped Delaware average 162.2 yards per game on the ground and score 21 touchdowns • helped team rank No. 5 in the CAA in rushing offense (162.2) and No. 6 in total offense (353.8) • recorded a tackle after an interception vs. Rhode Island • enjoyed an outstanding spring and was named the Blue Hen Touchdown Club Most Improved Offensive Player for spring drills.
Earned first letter as a redshirt freshman • one of the team's top backup linemen • played both tackle and guard and on special teams • saw action in all 12 games • saw extensive action in win over Albany when starters Erle Ladson and Bobby Kennedy were injured • helped Delaware rank No. 2 in the Colonial Athletic Association in scoring (32.8) and No. 4 in rushing (177.0) • unit allowed just 18 sacks (No. 3 in CAA) all season.
Did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility • served on scout team and gained praise from coaching staff for his outstanding potential • appeared on team's two-deep lineup for most of the season but did not see game action.
Outstanding offensive tackle and guard at DeMatha Catholic High School for head coach Elijah Brooks • earned second team Big Schools All-State honors in 2011 and was a first team All-Prince George’s County and second team All-Washington Catholic Athletic Conference pick as a senior • rated as the No. 45 top high school player in state of Maryland • started in the Crab Bowl and Chesapeake Bowl All-Star games • only lineman picked as a Top 10 performer in the Crab Bowl • team went 7-4 and lost in the semifinals of the conference playoffs in 2011 • served as team captain as a senior • also competed in lacrosse (long pole defense) and wrestling (heavyweight) at DeMatha • honor roll student.
John Connor Bozick ("bo-zick") • born Aug. 17, 1994 in San Diego, Calif. • son of Ken and Vickie Bozick • has an older sister • hotel, restaurant, and institutional management major at Delaware • grandfather, John Bozick, played football at Penn State; uncle, Bruce Bozick, played college football at Kentucky; and father played college football at U.S. Merchant Marine Academy • attended UD Football Camp as high school player.