Brian “The Boz” Bosworth might be most remembered as an outspoken, often controversial all-American Oklahoma linebacker who rose to fame after being drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in 1987, but when his football passion was sidelined a few seasons later with a career-ending shoulder injury, the young star embarked on a totally different path personally and professionally.
Bosworth has been married twice and has three children. He has worked to sell real estate and starred in various films. But perhaps the real Bosworth emerged when he scored the leading role in the religion-themed movies “Revelation Road,” released earlier this year, and the upcoming “Revelation Road 2,” which hits theaters in July and is available on DVD in September. The filming experience, Bosworth said, turned him into a religious man.
“It’s not that I didn’t know God or didn’t have a relationship or an understanding of God. I knew the Lord, I just hated him. There was a feud and a grudge match because I felt He broke a promise we had and broke my trust. I would choose to ignore Him,” Bosworth told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column. “[In my football days] ‘The Boz’ was born, my pride became more than my agreement with God. That was me telling Him I didn’t need Him anymore, and being boastful of all the gifts I had.
You have to be humble and ask Him for courage and wisdom, but I put me first and God last. I allowed people to guide me and my arrogance. [I used] my ignorance to play through the pain and getting a call that my career was over started my feud with God.”
This year, while promoting “Revelation Road,” the former footballer said he began to notice gentle reminders of God’s presence throughout his life.
“I got saved,” Bosworth said simply.