Bo Jackson

(Vincent Edward "Bo" Jackson)

Bo Jackson
Bo Jackson
  • Born: November 30, 1962
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Athlete









Vincent Edward "Bo" Jackson is a former baseball and American football player. He is the only athlete in history to be named an All-Star in both baseball and football, and one of few to do so in two major sports. He is widely considered one of the greatest athletes of all time. While at Auburn University, Jackson won the 1985 Heisman Trophy, annually awarded to the best collegiate football player in the United States. Jackson was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1996. Jackson was originally drafted first overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 1986 NFL Draft, but refused to play for the franchise. Jackson instead entered the following year's draft, being selected in the seventh round (183rd overall) by the Los Angeles Raiders.

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As a 9th grader, I competed with the high school kids and out of 600 people, I finished 10th.
Back before I injured my hip, I thought going to the gym was for wimps.
Being the 8th out of 10 kids, and being the one that stayed in trouble, I sort of became a momma's boy.
But now in this day and age, people are more prone to go out to try new things to enhance their performance on the field - to enhance their physical appearance.
Don't sell yourself short because without that you can't go far in life because after sports the only thing you know is sports and you can't do anything else with that. Life ;Sports & Athletics
First of all, I really never imagined myself being a professional athlete.
I also tell them that your education can take you way farther than a football, baseball, track, or basketball will - that's just the bottom line. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
I always wanted to be a pilot.
I am a firm believer in if you can't get it the old fashioned way, you don't need it.
I guarantee you that's what Jeff Gordon does. He uses everything the fans throw at him to stoke his fire and it drives him to be better at what he does.
I hate to blow my own horn, but I gave a lot of people fits.
I have been a fan all my life, but now I have been out of football for over 10 years, and out of baseball for a little over six years and I don't go to games. Life
I have no problem with my hips - I can still do the things that I used to do. I can run, I'm just not the fastest person on the field anymore.
I love going out and doing new things. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I was a pitcher, shortstop and outfielder, and the Yankees tried to sign me out of high school as a first-round draft pick in 1981. I turned them down to go to college.
I was always active - I went from baseball to football. I didn't have time to work out. Time ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I was the type of guy that used to get up in the morning and go out and just out run everybody on the field without stretching or warming up or anything. Morning
I would say my greatest achievement in life right now - my greatest achievement period is - and I'm still trying to achieve it - is to be a wonderful father to my kids. Life ;Families, Children & Parenting
If I miss anything about the sport, it's the camaraderie of old teammates. Sports & Athletics
If you have four years to complete your college education, do it. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
In baseball, I was a pitcher, which I hated because there was no action there.
It occurred to me in my junior year of high school. I got my first letter from a big college. I still have that letter to this day - a letter from Indiana.
I've always played with kids that were five, six, seven years older than me.
I've taken up golf in the past five or six years, and most of the time there aren't too many people out there that can drive a ball further than I can. Time
My favorite driver is always either the bad guy or the underdog.
My workout was running down fly balls, stealing a base, or running for my life on the football field. Life
Really, it's not harder to train for them because once baseball starts you play everyday almost.
Set your goals high, and don't stop till you get there. Motivation
So you have to be more mentally focused in baseball.
So, baseball is probably more physical of the two mentally.
So, I got a lot of recruitment letters from track.
Whenever I wasn't watching the planes, I was playing community baseball, football, or something like that.
You have a lot of people on the run and really don't have time to sit down and eat a balanced meal. Time