Brian Bosworth to be Inducted into the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame
Former Seahawks linebacker Brian Bosworth joins a class of six individuals who will be inducted into the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony and banquet will be held on August 1, 2016 at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.
While playing at the University of Oklahoma, Bosworth was the winner of the first two Butkus Awards in 1985 and 1986 as the nation’s top college linebacker, and he remains the only player ever to have won the award more than once. He was also a Consensus All-American those same two years with the Sooners, and an Academic All-American in 1986.
Because Bosworth was a good student, he graduated a year early and became eligible for the NFL’s 1987 supplemental draft.
The Seahawks selected Bosworth as a 1st-round supplemental pick in the 1987 NFL Draft, and he played in Seattle through the 1989 season before retiring with shoulder injuries.
Bosworth becomes the second Seahawks Legend to be inducted into the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame, joining Steve Largent (University of Tulsa), who was inducted in 1994. And former Seahawks assistant coach Tom Catlin (University of Oklahoma), was inducted into the Hall in 2009.
“The Boz” was previously inducted into the 2015 College Football Hall of Fame.
Founded in 1986, the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame became a part of the Jim Thorpe Association in 1989. As of 2015, 158 Oklahoma sports figures, and two “teams of legend” have been inducted into the Hall of Fame, and nearly 150 are on the list of nominees. Each year a selection committee chooses a ballot of 20 from the list of nominees.