Robbie Bosco

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Robbie Bosco, Mormon Athlete

Robbie Bosco is most widely known as an American football quarterback at Brigham Young University. Bosco is a native of Roseville, California.

In 1984, he took over as starting quarterback at BYU after the graduation of Steve Young. In his first season as a starter, Bosco guided the Cougars to a perfect 13-0 record. BYU finished the season by defeating the 6-5 Michigan team 24-17 in the Holiday Bowl, clinching the school's first and only national championship. Wikipedia.org At the Holiday Bowl, Bosco was sidelined with injuries in the first quarter, but he returned to the game and led the Cougars back from a 17-10 fourth quarter deficit. His 13-yard touchdown pass to Kelly Smith with 1:23 left in the game secured the victory, and the 1984 national championship.

Mormon Athlete Robbie Bosco

Bosco led the nation in passing yardage, and finished second (behind Doug Flutie of Boston College) in pass efficiency. He finished third in the voting for the 1984 Heisman Trophy. He finished his BYU career with 10 NCAA records. Bosco was drafted into the NFL by the Green Bay Packers, but his career was cut short by an arm injury.

He graduated with a degree in communications and an M.A. in Exercise Science, and has worked in various coaching and administrative positions at BYU since 1989 -- Director of Varsity Club; fundraising, former student-athlete relationships and various other responsibilities. Quarterback coach for the football team from 1990-2003. Currently serving as the interim head coach of the women's golf team. [1]

He and his wife, Karen, have three sons and three daughters.