College athletes may only play for four years, if that, but some guys make such a huge impression on their rival fans, that they are hated for decades. College football has had many of these notorious characters, and Sporting News has put together a run down of the top 16, with a few notable honorable mentions. Coming in at No. 1: former Oklahoma Sooner linebacker Brian “The Boz” Bosworth.
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Bosworth played at Oklahoma from 1984 to 1986, during which time he was one of college football’s most disruptive linebackers and personalities. Bosworth was a fiery player on the field, and also got into hot water for being outspoken against the NCAA long before that was widely accepted. He also failed a steroid test ahead of the 1987 Orange Bowl. Those who’ve watched the excellent ESPN 30 For 30 documentary on Bosworth, Brian and The Boz, know that the former Oklahoma linebacker is a far different person today, but it is still hard to argue against him being atop this list.
Here is the rest of Sporting News‘ top five:
2. Jameis Winston (Florida State)
3. Cam Newton (Auburn)
4. Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M)
5. Tim Tebow (Florida)
For the full list, click here.
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