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Sam Boghosian is a former American football player and coach.

Sam Boghosian
Sam Boghosian - Southern Campus 1960.jpg
Boghosian as UCLA assistant coach (1960)
Playing career
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1957–1964UCLA (assistant)
1965–1972Oregon State (OL)
1973–1974Oregon State (OC)
1975Houston Oilers (OL)
1976–1977Seattle Seahawks (OL)
1979–1987Los Angeles Raiders (OL)
Accomplishments and honors
UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame

Boghosian played guard for coach Red Sanders at UCLA from 1952 to 1954. He was a member of the Bruins team that lost the 1954 Rose Bowl and was named that year's FWAA and UPI National Champions. Boghosian became a member of Russell's coaching staff in 1957 and remained there until 1965 when he joined fellow UCLA assistant Tommy Prothro at Oregon State. Boghosian remained at OSU until 1975 when he joined the Houston Oilers coaching staff. In 1965, Boghosian was interviewed for the Oklahoma Sooners head coaching job, but the university hired Jim Mackenzie instead.[1]

In 1976, he joined the expansion Seattle Seahawks as the team's first offensive line coach. Boghosian left coaching in 1978 to focus on business,[2]

From 1979 to 1987, Boghosian was the offensive line coach for the Los Angeles Raiders. He helped coach the Raiders to two Super Bowls (XV and XVIII). Boghosian was offered the Oregon State head coaching job in 1984, but turned it down.[1] The Raiders fell to 5–10 in 1987 and Boghosian was one of five assistants let go by the team.[3]

Boghosian was inducted into the Fresno County Athletic Hall of Fame in 1978,[4] and the UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame in 1999.


  1. ^ a b "Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Google News Archive Search". Retrieved March 1, 2017.
  2. ^ "Spokane Daily Chronicle - Google News Archive Search". Retrieved March 1, 2017.
  3. ^ "Tansactions [sic]". The New York Times Company. January 30, 1988. Retrieved March 1, 2017 – via
  4. ^ "Fresno County Athletic Hall of Fame | Home". Fresno County Athletic Hall of Fame | Home. Retrieved February 2, 2017.