With his flamboyant antics and attention-grabbing hairstyles, Brian Bosworth made a name for himself during the 1980s as one of the bad boys of football. In interviews, he described himself as an entertainer and his brash, punk persona seemed to have been cultivated with that in mind. Fortunately for "The Boz," he was also a terrific inside linebacker and a two-time winner of the Butkus Award. He distinguished himself to such an extent while a member of the Oklahoma Sooners, that Bosworth was the Seattle Seahawks' number one draft pick. He accepted a then record $11 million offer from that National Football League team, making one of the splashiest professional sports debuts seen up to that time. However, persistent shoulder problems eventually ended his career after only two dozen games. Aiming for the sort of fanfare that had accompanied his football days, Bosworth turned to acting and essayed the starring role in the motorcycle gang action movie "Stone Cold" (1991). However, the film disappeared quickly from theaters and Bosworth was forced to toil in a series of low-budget pictures that debuted in video stores and on cable stations. A stint on series television proved more embarrassing when his show "Lawless" (Fox, 1997) was yanked after only a single episode. Although he revealed tremendous abilities on the field during his college days, Bosworth physical misfortunes and exceedingly short-lived career ended up defining him.