Projected 1st Round UCLA QB Josh Rosen Not Worried About Anti-Semitic Taunts

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UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen, one of the hottest NFL prospect in the upcoming 2018 Draft, recently noted that he gets a lot of anti-Semitic taunts because of his Jewish heritage.

The California-born Rosen told NFL Media that he gets “a lot of Jewish things” thrown at him by overzealous fans. “My nose, particularly. I get, like, ‘Stay the f**k down, you Jewish bastard … I’m gonna break your f***ing nose, you Jew,'” Rosen said some fans have yelled.

Rosen, who went to Catholic school as a teen and does not practice religion, laughed at the people who try to “get in his head” with the taunts.

“I really like when people try to get in my head,” Rosen said. “I like away games more than home games. I like silencing crowds; that’s a big thing. One of my best games was at Arizona my freshman year. It was College GameDay and they had a ton of banners; they had my face on the queen from ‘Frozen’. They had, ‘Josh Rosen’s Bar Mitzvah Wasn’t Even Lit.’ When people really get into me, it gets my competitive juices flowing.

“I love seeing heartbroken fans,” Rosen added. “Some stadiums, the fans are really close to you, and they’ll call you names: ‘Rosen, go back to your hot tub.’ And when you beat them and get to turn around and wave? It’s the best.”

According to Sporting News, “As a junior, Rosen, 21, threw for 3,717 yards and 26 touchdowns with 10 interceptions in 11 games last season for UCLA.”

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