Born: October 10, 1990 – Kinshasa, Congo
2019: Years as a Lion: 5th Years in CFL: 5th Status: National
Career Games: 61 Playoffs: 5 Grey Cup: 0
Bo rejoined the BC Lions in May 2018 following a one-year absence and NFL stints with Baltimore, Oakland and San Francisco. He was originally drafted by the Lions in the third round (21st overall) of the 2013 CFL Draft.
2018: Bo returned to the Lions after a one-year hiatus and he proceeded to have his best season to date in Black and Orange. The uber-athletic linebacker appeared in 18 regular season games, starting nine at outside linebacker. Bo posted a career-high 71 defensive tackles, 16 special teams tackles, four sacks, two interceptions and one forced fumble. He started at outside linebacker for the Leos in the East Division Semi-Final against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, recording two defensive tackles and a pair of special teams stops.
2017: Bo signed with the Baltimore Ravens in January and attended training camp with the club. He appeared in four preseason contests with the Ravens, recording five tackles and breaking up one pass. He was signed to Baltimore’s practice roster in September. After being released by the Ravens in late September, Bo spent time on the Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers practice squads.
2016: Bo appeared in all 18 regular season games for a second-consecutive season picking up nine defensive stops and 11 special teams tackles. He also recorded both a defensive tackle and special teams stop over two postseason games.
2015: Picking up where he left off after a notable rookie debut, Bo started all 18 regular season games seeing significant defensive duties in 2015. He finished the season with a team and division-best 24 special teams stops which earned him a West Division All-Star nod while also adding 26 tackles on defence and two tackles for a loss.
2014: Joining the Lions midway through the season, Bo spent one game on the injured list before being activated to the Lions’ 46-man roster and appearing in the final seven regular season game as well as the post-season. Seeing action exclusively on special teams, he recorded nine tackles on the year, good enough for seventh place on the club.
West Division All-Star: 2015 (special teams)
2009-2013: Played 44 games as a starter for the Oregon Ducks after redshirting his freshman year (2009) recording 68 solo tackles and four interceptions as well as posting four defensive touchdowns. The standout linebacker has a Rose Bowl Championship to his name as well as a Pac-12 Championship (2011) and a win in the Fiesta Bowl (2012). He took his team to the 2011 BCS Championship game but lost to Auburn 22-19.
The Oregon University alum was originally born in Kinshasa, Africa but moved to BC at a young age where he picked up the game of football when he was 15. The standout linebacker has played in multiple bowl games as well as lead his team to the 2011 BCS Championship game, a game he says is his most memorable football game to date. He comes from a large family with two sisters and four brothers, one of whom plays football at the University of Minnesota.
Boseko, known as Bo, has vaired interests off the field including designing his own line of t-shirts with the slogan “Bo Knows”. He enjoys cooking and fishing in his spare time and says he really wants to do a trip across Canada. He is fluent in three languages: English, French and Lingala, and says he wants to coach when his playing days are over. He says that Scarface is, hands down, his favourite movie and enjoys relaxing by watching Game of Thrones.