Former OU football star to be inducted into College Football Hall of Fame
DALLAS, Texas – A well-known former football star is being inducted into the National Football Foundation’s ‘College Football Hall of Fame.’
The foundation announced on Friday that former University of Oklahoma star Brian Bosworth will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in December.
With the induction of Bosworth, OU has now placed 21 players and five former coaches in the College Football Hall of Fame, the most of any Big 12 school.
Bosworth was a two-time consensus First Team All-America selection as a linebacker for the Sooners in 1985 and 1986.
He also won the Butkus Award those seasons.
Bosworth helped lead the Sooners to three straight Orange Bowl appearances and the 1985 national championship.
Following his college career, he played three seasons with the Seattle Seahawks.
“This recognition is long overdue, but we know the reasons why. Brian probably could have gone in a decade ago with Keith Jackson. If you’re the only two-time winner of the Butkus Award, you belong in the College Football Hall of Fame. He would have been a three-time winner if he had played another season at Oklahoma,” said former head coach Barry Switzer. “Brian was just a tremendous player, a true superstar. He was part of the best linebacker corps we had during my time at Oklahoma. They were all blessed with tremendous speed and were great competitors. That group led the nation in total defense all three of Brian’s seasons.”