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Bo Jackson

Vincent Edward "Bo" Jackson (born November 30, 1962) is a former American baseball and football player. He was the first athlete to be named an All-Star in two major American sports. He also won the Heisman Trophy in 1985. In football, he played running back for the Los Angeles Raiders of the National Football League. In baseball, he played left field and was a designated hitter for the Kansas City Royals, the Chicago White Sox, and the California Angels of the American League in Major League Baseball. While at Auburn University, he won the 1985 Heisman Trophy, the prize annually awarded to the most outstanding collegiate football player in the United States. He also ran a 40-yard dash in 4.12 seconds (hand-timed), which is still the fastest verifiable 40-yard dash time ever recorded at any NFL Combine. A hip injury severely impaired his professional baseball career, and ended his NFL career. In 1989 and 1990, Jackson's name became known beyond just sports fans through the "Bo Knows" advertising campaign, a series of advertisements by Nike, that starred Jackson alongside Rock and Roll Hall of Fame musician Bo Diddley, promoting a cross-training athletic shoe named for

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Bo Jackson
Defends Lance Armstrong... 'Nobody Is Perfect'

Lance Armstrong has a very powerful ally ... perhaps the GREATEST ATHLETE, ever ... Bo Jackson ... who tells TMZ Sports he still believes the disgraced cyclist is a good guy.  We spoke… READ MORE >

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Bo Jackson
'I'm So Old ...' It Hurts to Pee

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Bo Jackson -- Bo Knows Boz ... Teams Up with Brian Bosworth

Bo Jackson
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- 57 days ago
Barry Sanders -- Why No TD Dances?? ... I've Got 'No Rhythm'

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Why No TD Dances?? I've Got 'No Rhythm'

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- 127 days ago
Bo Jackson -- CALLS FOR PUBLIC SHAMING ... For Crooks In Auburn Stadium Heist

Bo Jackson
CALLS FOR PUBLIC SHAMING For Crooks In Auburn Stadium Heist

Bo knows JUSTICE -- and that's why he doesn't want the crooks who jacked his football memorabilia from Auburn University to be locked up. Jackson wants PUBLIC SHAMING instead. "I don't think… READ MORE >

- 423 days ago
Bo Jackson -- Raider Nation Is Mourning Todd Christensen

Bo Jackson
Raider Nation Is Mourning Todd Christensen

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- 562 days ago
Bo Jackson -- I NEVER Played Tecmo Bowl ... But I Know I Was a BEAST!

Bo Jackson
I NEVER Played Tecmo Bowl ... But I Know I Was a BEAST!

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- 1163 days ago
Bo Jackson: 'Memba Him?!

Bo Jackson
'Memba Him?!

Bo Jackson played in the NFL for the L.A. Raiders and in the MLB for the Kansas City Royals, Chicago White Sox and California Angels. Guess what he looks like now! READ MORE >

- 1779 days ago
Bo Knows Best

Bo Knows Best

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