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Brian Bosworth
Brian Bosworth played for the Seattle Seahawks from 1987 to 1989.
Brian Bosworth played for the Seattle Seahawks from 1987 to 1989.
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If you judge a linebacker's worth by the size of his ego, Brian Bosworth earned every penny of his $11 million contract with the Seattle Seahawks in 1987. "The Boz" was full bravado: He displayed flamboyant haircuts, wrote his autobiography after his rookie year and unsuccessfully sued the NFL to wear his college number in the league. While attending the University of Oklahoma, he was barred from participating in the Orange Bowl for failing a steroid test. In response, he stood on the sidelines at the game wearing a T-shirt that proclaimed an alternative meaning for the NCAA acronym: National Communists Against Athletes.

On the field, Bosworth never offered the results to justify his then-record contract and suffered from injuries throughout his three-year career. After leaving the NFL, he filmed the over-the-top action film "Stone Cold" and sporadically appeared on screen in subsequent years.

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