With no sports to watch while we are all stuck at home (seriously, stay home), some of you might be doing some spring cleaning and re-organizing your Ohio State shrines — you do have an Ohio State shrine, right? Well, we’ve got two fantastic items that you should be adding to your memorabilia collections while the world is basically on lockdown.
Earlier this year (oh my gosh, was that really this year?), two of the most productive Ohio State Buckeyes in the NFL were presented with prestigious awards at the NFL Honors ceremony. Record-breaking New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas was named the Offensive Player of the Year and first-year San Francisco 49ers’ defensive end Nick Bosa was named both the Defensive Rookie of the Year and the NFL’s overall Rookie of the Year.
In recognition of those accomplishments, our friends at FOCO introduced brand-new, collectable bobbleheads featuring both former Buckeyes.
The Michael Thomas New Orleans Saints 2019 NFL Honors Offensive Player of the Year Bobblehead shows Thomas standing on a gold-colored base with an NFL logo, holding a trophy in front of a commemorative “Offensive Player of the Year” backdrop. The bobblehead features Thomas rocking the stylish all-black tux that he wore to the NFL Honors ceremony.
Thomas had an unbelievable 2019 season that saw him set the NFL single-season receptions record with 149 catches, and he led the league with 1,725 receiving yards while also scoring nine touchdowns. For his historic efforts, Thomas was named to his third straight Pro Bowl and was a first-team All-Pro. He’s been telling us for years, and he proved it yet again, you simply #CantGuardMike.
If the bobblehead of Michael Thomas holding his trophy isn’t enough for you, might I suggest a bobblehead of Nick Bosa holding two trophies? Still not enough to entice you? What if I told you that he is SHRUGGING in the bobblehead? Yeah, I thought that would do the trick.
The Nick Bosa San Francisco 49ers 2019 NFL Honors Rookie of the Year & Defensive Rookie of the Year Bobblehead shows Bosa standing on a gold-colored NFL logo, holding both of his ROY trophies while wearing his 49ers uniform.
Like his brother Joey Bosa before him, Nick put up an incredible performance in his first season in the league. The Small Bear recorded nine sacks and 47 total tackles, chipping in with an interception, a forced fumble, and two passes defended.
Nick Bosa was named to his first Pro Bowl, helping the 49ers finish with a 13-3 record and going all the way to Super Bowl LIV.
FOCO has also released bobbleheads celebrating the rest of the top award winners at the 2019 NFL Honors. In addition to this bobblehead, this series includes NFL MVP Lamar Jackson (Baltimore Ravens), Defensive Player of the Year Stephon Gilmore (New England Patriots), and Offensive Rookie of the Year Kyler Murray (Arizona Cardinals).