Rare Photos of Brian Bosworth
Bosworth tackles Texas' Darron Norris with help from some Oklahoma teammates.
Bosworth was known as much for his unique hairstyle as his play on the field.
Brian Bosworth frolics on the beach before the 1986 Orange Bowl against Penn State.
The frisbee-playing Bosworth and his teammates defeated Penn State 25-10 in the 1986 Orange Bowl.
Brian Bosworth leans against his white Corvette.
The Boz poses in his car in Norman, Okla.
When he wasn't playing football for the Sooners, Bosworth was brushing up on his martial arts skills.
Bosworth shows his game face during a photo shoot in Norman, Okla.
Bosworth carries Chicago Bears quaterback Jim McMahon on his shoulders during an SI photo shoot.
The Boz appears in deep thought during a photo shoot in Norman, Okla.
Bosworth enjoys a mock post-game shower during this photo shoot.
Bosworth, seen here working out, was barred from playing in the 1987 Orange Bowl after testing positive for anabolic steroids.
With Oklahoma head coach Barry Switzer reacting in the background, Brian Bosworth speaks to the press about his being barred from playing in the Orange Bowl on New Years Day.
The Seattle Seahawks took Bosworth in the 1987 Supplemental Draft and signed him to the biggest rookie contract in NFL history (10 years, $11 million).
Jim McMahon of the Chicago Bears talks to Bosworth following a game against Seattle at Soldier Field. The two had posed together for an SI cover the previous year.
The Boz never lived up to the high expectations; injuries forced him to retire after only 24 NFL games across three seasons.
The Boz appeared in a Right Guard commerical, during which Bosworth's Book of Etiquette contains the deodorant stick.
After his NFL days ended, The Boz invaded Hollywood. His first movie, "Stone Cold," was widely panned by critics.
Bosworth cleaned up for this 1991 photo shoot.
Bosworth receives a haircut from a hairstylist at the Parkinson Institute Benefit Cut-A-Thon in Malibu, Calif.
Mena Suvari talks with Brian Bosworth and Peter Koral at The Seven for All Mankind Lodge in Park City, Utah.
Bosworth and his family attended the film premiere of "The Longest Yard" in Hollywood. Bosworth had a small role in the film.
An older, wiser Bosworth takes in a football practice.
Recently selected to the College Football Hall of Fame, Bosworth attended the National Championship Game between Ohio State and Oregon at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.