Josh Rosen, often referred to as “Chosen Rosen” or “The Chosen One”, plays as quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals and is known for his unique skills. Rosen started out in his high school days to exceed expectations and earn a place on the “USA Today’s High School All-American” award list. The soccer quarterback had already felt his presence with the UCLA Bruins during his college years. There is so much more to learn from the talented footballer’s history than just his life on the field. Here are some lesser-known facts about Josh Rosen.
Josh Rosen’s Biography
He was born on February 10, 1997, with his birthplace listed as Manhattan Beach, California. As an adolescent, Rosen always had a tendency to play sports. He started playing tennis at the age of 12, which he mastered very well and for whose skills he received much recognition. He continued to play tennis until he later switched to soccer before enrolling in high school.
As a student at St. John Bosco High School, Rosen deserved much recognition for his outstanding playing skills. With 90 touchdowns and a pass over 11,175 yards, he was rated the best of the best on various platforms. Rivals.com ranked him a five-star recruit and Scout.com ranked him the best quarterback in his class. He has also been named Los Angeles Times Player of the Year and Long Beach Press-Telegram Dream Team Player of the Year.
After high school, Rosen went to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He soon became UCLA’s quarterback, playing in the spring of 2014 and winning several games for the team in the 2015 season, as well as earning many awards for his name. In his second year, he suffered an injury. Rosen damaged soft tissue on his throwing shoulder and had to undergo surgery to repair it. By the end of his school days, the quarterback had an impressive passing game of 3,756 yards, breaking Brett Hundley’s record of 3,740.
As many predicted, Rosen was selected by the Arizona Cardinals in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft. The quarterback signed a four-year contract with the team for $17.84 million and received a signing bonus of a whopping $11 million.
Family – Parents, Siblings
He was born into a religious family led by his Jewish father, Charles Rosen, and his Quaker mother, Liz Lippincott. Although his mother is a Quaker, Rosen, who had his bar mitzvah, holds fast to the values of the Jewish tradition. However, he sometimes attended Catholic mass during his school years. Rosen’s father is a doctor majoring in orthopedics and spinal surgery.
The American footballer may have received his athletic attributes from his mother, who was captain of the Princeton Tigers Omen Lacrosse team. We are not ignoring his father, who used to be an ice dancer. His parents divorced in 2012, but despite the separation, Rosen is still close to both parents. He has two sisters; Beatrice, his older sister, and Lydia, his younger sister – both athletes.
Beatrice was a popular name at Emory University because she played tennis throughout her school days. The same goes for Lydia, who was a well-known rower in high school.
Personal Life – Girlfriend, Is He Gay?
Given his seemingly petite appearance, one might wonder what Josh’s sexual orientation is, but to be clear: He is heterosexual, does not swing in both directions, and has never identified himself as different. He is in a relationship with Zana Muno, a volleyball player.
Rosen’s girlfriend is from Los Angeles and plays for the Bruins’ women’s volleyball team. The two have been together since the UCLA days of the quarterback. According to reports, the couple began dating in 2013, and they knew each other before Rosen came to UCLA.
Body Measurements – Height, Weight
Josh Rosen is known for his intimidating height and robust build, which gives him strong stamina. He stands at a height of 1.93 (6ft 3in), which is in good proportion to his weight of 103 kg (226 lb). With his hand size of 9 7/8, the football star holds on to the ball and rarely loses his grip.