Oakland Raiders: 30 Iconic Moments In Franchise History

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Apr 12, 2014; Norman, OK, USA; Oklahoma Sooner and NFL former linebacker Brian Bosworth looks on during the spring game at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

7. November 30, 1987 – Bo Jackson Ruins Brian Bosworth’s Life

Brian Bosworth came out of the University of Oklahoma all style and swagger. Before he was even drafted, Bosworth thought so much of himself that he sent letters to a number of teams informing them that if drafted, he would not play for them. A threat that went out the window when the Seattle Seahawks – a team that received one of Bosworth’s letters – dangled an $11 million dollar deal in his face.

Prior to the first meeting between Bosworth and Raiders’ running back Bo Jackson, the outspoken linebacker spent a lot of time running his mouth about being able to “contain” him. Far from containing him, Bosworth was a helpless spectator as Jackson rumbled for 221 yards and three touchdowns on the game. The most iconic play from that game – aside from Jackson’s 91 yard scoring sprint – was a run from the two yard line in which Jackson took Bosworth head on and plowed him over, taking him into the endzone for a score.

The Boz never really got over getting trucked by Bo on national television.

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