A Spiritual Transformation for Brian Bosworth

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Bosworth220_0323Former Seahawks linebacker (1987-89) and 2015 College Football Hall of Fame electee Brian Bosworth (Oklahoma) will speak at Davidson Academy’s Stories of Faith event on Saturday, March 28, in Nashville, Tenn. Bosworth will talk about his spiritual transformation at the event, which is open to the public.

Bosworth’s new movie, “Do You Believe?” opened March 20. The movie’s synopsis: When a pastor is shaken by the visible faith of a street-corner preacher, he is reminded that true belief always requires action. His response ignites a journey that impacts everyone it touches in ways that only God could orchestrate.

Bosworth, who turned 50 on March 9, last year was the subject of an ESPN 30 for 30 documentary titled “Brian And The Boz” that examined his dual identities. There was “The Boz” in the 1980s, an imposing figure with a blond mullet who as an All-America linebacker at Oklahoma who commanded as much attention off the field as he did on it.

He offered a preview of his upcoming talk at the academy:

“I get real honest and ugly with them; I spent so much time inflating myself and not giving back to God in those days,” said Bosworth, who battled depression. “I’ve taken a look at my journey, and as a kid I struggled with my own self-confidence issues. Especially in high school, I had awkward moments. Just because I’ve been blessed and came out on the other side with what some would consider as having it all, there were times when I was alone, scared, frightened and trying to figure out, ‘How am I even going to get to the next day?'”

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Brian Bosworth with Dr. Sean Astin in a scene from “Do You Believe?”

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