Brian Bosworth is an American footballer, a sports commentator and an actor who made a name for himself both in his sports and acting career. He rose and achieved great heights as a football player.
He played in NFL for Seattle Seahawks as line backer for three seasons before a shoulder injury abruptly ended his football career. His stint as a football player is replete with controversies created by him by his comments, his unconventional haircuts and his flamboyant personality.
Let us now examine his earnings and his current net worth.
Brian Bosworth early life
Brian Bosworth was born on March 9, 1965 at Oklahoma City. He was the third child of parents Foster and Kathy Bosworth. He has two sisters. His mother said that as a child he did opposite to what he was told to do. He did not change much in his later years. He married Katherine Nicastro in the year 1993 and had three children.
Brian Bosworth Career, Awards & Achievement
Brian Bosworth started his career playing college football for the University of Oklahoma from 1984 to 1986. He gained popularity not only by his playing but also his knack to create controversies and giving controversial comments about football association, NCCA.
He was barred from playing in the game due to a positive steroid test which he claimed he took due to injuries. He won two Butkus Awards as the nation’s top college linebacker. He was academically good and graduated a year early.
In 1987 he was drafted by Tacoma stars of the major indoor soccer league. Later in the NFL supplemental draft he was taken by Seattle Seahawks. He appeared in 12 games in his rookie season, playing well for most of the part but became more known for his outspoken personality and appearance.
In 1988 he suffered a shoulder injury which virtually ended his football career. He pursued his career as an actor thereafter. In 1991 he starred in an action film ‘Stone Cold’. ‘The Longest Yard’ and a TV serial ‘Lawless’.
In 2001 he joined XFL as a color commentator for its TV broadcasts. In 2003 he joined Turner Sports as a football studio analyst. He appeared in episode 1 in the 2010 season of Hell’s Kitchen as a dining guest.
Awards and achievements:
College football news ranked Brian Bosworth number 30 on its list of 100 greatest college players of all time.
Brian Bosworth was winner of first two Butkus Awards as the nation’s top college line backer. He remains the only player to win this award twice.
In 1992 he was a nominee of Razzie Award for the film ‘Stone Cold’ (1991)-Worst new star.
Brian Bosworth was a nominee of Teen Choice Award for the film ‘Longest yard’ in the year 2005.
In the year 2015 Brian Bosworth was announced as one of the inductees to college football Hall of Fame class of 2015.
Net worth of Brian Bosworth
Brian Bosworth net worth is estimated as 8 million dollars. He was drafted by Seattle Seahawks for 11 million dollars for a 10 year contract which unfortunately ended after two seasons due to his shoulder injury.
Brian Bosworth got an insurance claim of 7 million dollars for his shoulder injury in 1993.
His appearance in TV, films and commercials added to his net worth. He also earned as a sports commentator. His earnings from the film ‘Stone cold’ was to the tune of 5 million dollars. He has also been working as a real estate agent in Malibu.
Brian Bosworth is a sportsman to the core. He did well both in the college football as well as in NFL but was not fortunate enough to pursue further his football career due to a shoulder injury. Undeterred by the setback he pursued his acting career as a sports commentator and did equally well in this area also.
A flamboyant and controversial personality but is still loved by his fans, his family and friends.