Vincent Edward "Bo" Jackson is an American former professional baseball and football player. He is the only professional athlete in history to be named an All-Star in both baseball and football. Jackson's elite achievements in multiple sports has given him the reputation as one of the greatest athletes of all time. Jackson played college football as a running back for the Auburn Tigers, and won the Heisman Trophy in 1985. He played in the National Football League for the Los Angeles Raiders and in Major League Baseball for the Kansas City Royals, Chicago White Sox, and California Angels. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1996. In 1989 and 1990, Jackson's name became known beyond just sports through the "Bo Knows" advertising campaign, a series of advertisements by Nike, starring Jackson alongside musician Bo Diddley, promoting a cross-training athletic shoe named "For Jackson".
|Date of birth:||November 30, 1962|
|Place of birth:||Bessemer, Alabama|
|High school:||McCalla (AL) McAdory|
|NFL Draft:||1986 / Round: 1/ Pick: 1|
|IMDb:||Bo Jackson's IMDb|
About Bo Jackson
Legendary athlete who played two professional American sports, baseball and football, spawning Nike's famous Bo Knows ad campaign. He was named MVP of the 1989 MLB All-Star game and retired from the majors after playing 9 seasons and hitting 141 home runs.
Bo Jackson Before Fame
He rushed for 1,175 yards and hit 20 home runs in 25 games in his senior year at McAdory High School in McCalla, Alabama.
Achievement of Bo Jackson
He won the 1985 Heisman trophy and was selected to the 1990 NFL Pro Bowl as a member of the Los Angeles Raiders.
Bo Jackson Family Life
He married Linda Jackson in 1987 and the couple had three children together.
Associations of Bo Jackson
He appeared in ProStars, an NBC Saturday morning cartoon that featured Michael Jordan and him fighting crime and helping children.
Information related to Bo Jackson
- Bo Jackson Category
- Bo Knows Bo , Jackson's autobiography.
- Sarasota White Sox players
- Major League Baseball All-Star Game MVPs
- Auburn Tigers baseball players
- Heisman Trophy winners
- National Football League first overall draft picks
- Memphis Chicks players
- African-American male track and field athletes
- Los Angeles Raiders players
- Auburn Tigers football players
- Baseball players from Alabama
- California Angels players
- Major League Baseball left fielders