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Brian Bosworth


Brian Keith Bosworth

Inducted 2015

Date of Birth



Oklahoma City, OK


University of Oklahoma (1984-1986)


The only two-time recipient of the Butkus Award as the nation’s top linebacker, Brian Bosworth left an indelible mark on college football during his All-America career at Oklahoma. A consensus First Team All-America in 1985 and 1986, Bosworth led Oklahoma to the 1985 National Championship after recording 13 solo tackles against Penn State in the Orange Bowl. Playing for College Football Hall of Fame coach Barry Switzer, he led the Sooners to three straight Orange Bowl appearances, three Big Eight Conference championships and a 31-4-1 overall record during his time in Norman. The three-time all-conference selection set the single-game school record with 22 tackles against Miami (Fla.) in 1986, and he finished fourth in the that year’s Heisman Trophy voting. Bosworth led Oklahoma in tackles all three seasons, and he finished his career with 395 tackles. Bosworth also excelled off the field, graduating early with a degree in communications. He was named to the Academic All-Conference team all three seasons of his career, and he received Academic All-America honors in 1986. Selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the 1987 NFL Supplemental Draft, Bosworth spent three seasons with the Seahawks, and he has worked in acting and real estate since his retirement. Active in the community, he founded a charity called Boz’s Kids, which has provided activities for underprivileged children in Oklahoma. ESPN Films’ 30 For 30: “Brian And The Boz” chronicled Bosworth’s Hall of Fame career.


Height 6'2"

Weight 240

Career Highlights

  • 1986 Academic All-America
  • 1986 All-Conference
  • 1986 Butkus Award Winner
  • 1986 Conference MVP
  • 1986 Heisman - Sixth
  • 1986 Unanimous All-America
  • 1985 All-Conference
  • 1985 Butkus Award Winner
  • 1985 Conference MVP
  • 1985 Consensus All-America
  • 1984 All-Conference
  • 1984 Second Team All-America
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