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Encyclopedia > Bo Jackson
Bo Jackson
Position(s):
Running back
Jersey #(s):
34
Born: November 30, 1962 (1962-11-30) (age 45)
Bessemer, Alabama
Career Information
Year(s): 19871990
NFL Draft: 1986 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1
College: Auburn
Professional Teams
Career Stats
Rushing Yards     2,782
Average     5.4
Touchdowns     16
Stats at NFL.com
Career Highlights and Awards
College Football Hall of Fame
Bo Jackson
Outfielder / Designated hitter
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 2, 1986
for the Kansas City Royals
Final game
August 10, 1994
for the California Angels
Career statistics
Batting average     .250
Hits     598
Home Runs     141
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • All star in 1989
  • All Star Game MVP in 1989

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In football, Jackson played running back for the Los Angeles Raiders of the National Football League. In baseball, Jackson played left field and designated hitter for the Kansas City Royals, the Chicago White Sox, and the California Angels of the American League in Major League Baseball. P.J. Daniels was a star running back for Georgia Tech from 2002-2005. ... City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC West (1970... NFL redirects here. ... The position of the left fielder A left fielder, abbreviated LF, is an outfielder in the sport of baseball who plays defense in left field. ... This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ... Major league affiliations American League (1969–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 10, 20, 42 Name Kansas City Royals (1969–present) Other nicknames The Boys in Blue Ballpark Kauffman Stadium (1973–present) a. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 19, 42, 72 Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) Other nicknames The Sox, The South Siders, The ChiSox, The Pale Hose, The Good Guys, The Go-Go Sox, The... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 11, 26, 29, 30, 42, 50 Name Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005–present) Anaheim Angels (1997-2004) California Angels (1965-1996) Los Angeles Angels (1961-1965) Other nicknames The Halos, The Wings, The Seraphs... The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ...


Although a hip injury severely impaired his professional career, Jackson was the first athlete to be named an All-Star in two major sports.[1] Before his professional career, he earned the 1985 Heisman Trophy, the prize annually awarded to the most outstanding collegiate football player in the United States. In anatomy, the hip is the bony projection of the femur which is known as the greater trochanter, and the overlying muscle and fat. ... Injury is damage or harm caused to the structure or function of the body caused by an outside agent or force, which may be physical or chemical. ... All-star (also, Allstar or All Star) is a term with meanings in both the worlds of sports and entertainment. ... See also: 1984 in sports, other events of 1985, 1986 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Bill Elliott won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Darrell Waltrip Ken Schrader enters NASCAR CART Racing - Al Unser Sr won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Danny... Heisman redirects here. ...


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 promoting a cross-training athletic shoe named for Jackson.[1] // World Artistic Gymnastics Championships: Mens all-around champion: Igor Korobchinsky, USSR Womens all-around champion: Svetlana Boginskaya, USSR Mens team competition champion: USSR Womens team competition champion: USSR Best Year Performance  Dave Johnson  – 8549 points January 29 — Osaka Marathon, Japan Womens Winner: Lorraine Moller (NZL... See also: 1989 in sports, other events of 1990, 1991 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Derrike Cope won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt CART Racing - Al Unser, Jr. ... Bo Knows was an advertising campaign for Nike cross-training shoes that ran in 1989 and 1990 and featured professional baseball and American football player Bo Jackson. ... An advertising campaign is a series of advertisement messages that share a single idea and theme which make up an integrated marketing communication (IMC). ... Nike, Inc. ... Cross training also known as conditioning refers to training in different ways to improve overall performance. ... ‹ The template below is being considered for deletion. ...

Contents

Early life

Jackson, the eighth of ten children, was named after Vince Edwards, his mother's favorite actor. His family described him as a "wild boar", which was eventually shortened to "Bo". Vince Edwards (July 7,[1] 1928 - March 11, 1996) was an American actor, director, and singer, best known for the role of TV doctor Ben Casey. // Edwards was born Vincent Edward Zoino III in Brooklyn, New York to Julia and Vincento Zoino (a bricklayer), immigrants from Italy. ... Binomial name Linnaeus, 1758 The wild boar (Sus scrofa) is the wild ancestor of the domestic pig. ...


Jackson attended McAdory High School, where he rushed for 1,175 yards as a running back in his senior-year football season. That year, Jackson also hit twenty home runs in twenty-five games for McAdory's baseball team. Twelfth grade (called Grade 12 in some regions, also known as senior year in the U.S.) is the final year of secondary education in the United States and many other nations. ... Homerun redirects here. ...


College (1982–1985)

In June 1982, Jackson was selected by the New York Yankees in the second round of the MLB draft, but he instead chose to attend Auburn University on a football scholarship.[2] He was recruited by head coach Pat Dye and then Auburn assistant coach Bobby Wallace. At Auburn, he proved to be a tremendous athlete in both baseball and football. Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... Auburn University (AU or Auburn) is a state university located in Auburn, Alabama, USA. With more than 24,100 students and 1,200 faculty, it is the second largest university in the state,[5] and according to U.S. News & World Report, has a selectivity rating of more selective. ... Patrick Fain Dye (born November 6, 1939, in Blythe, Georgia) was an American college football coach most notable for his tenure as the head coach at Auburn University from 1981 until 1992. ... Bobby Wallace is a college football coach. ...


College baseball

Jackson batted .401 with 17 home runs and 43 RBI in 1985. In a 1985 baseball game against the Georgia Bulldogs at Foley Field in Athens, Georgia, Jackson led Auburn to victory with a 4-for-5 performance, with three home runs and a double. Jackson launched his last home run that day into a brand new light standard. Jackson was declared ineligible to play in the 1986 baseball season after taking a flight to Florida to undergo a physical examination for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ... Homerun redirects here. ... “RBI” redirects here. ... See also: 1984 in sports, other events of 1985, 1986 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Bill Elliott won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Darrell Waltrip Ken Schrader enters NASCAR CART Racing - Al Unser Sr won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Danny... University of Georgia athletics logo The University of Georgia (UGA) has one of the nations top athletic programs, competing in the Southeastern Conference. ... A streetlight in front of a red sky at night A street light, also known as a light standard, is a raised light on the edge of a road, turned on or lit at a certain time every night. ... City Tampa, Florida Other nicknames The Bucs, Pewter Pirates Team colors Buccaneer Red, Black, Pewter, and Orange Head Coach Jon Gruden Owner Malcolm Glazer General manager Bruce Allen Mascot Captain Fear League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1976) AFC West (1976) National Football Conference (1977...


College football

During his time playing for the Auburn Tigers football team, he ran for 4,303 career yards,[2] which was the fourth best performance in SEC history behind Herschel Walker of Georgia With 4,303 rushing yards on 650 rushing attempts, Jackson finished his career with an average of 6.6 yards per carry, which set the SEC record (minimum 400 rushes). Head coach Tommy Tuberville 9th year, 79–33 Home stadium Jordan-Hare Stadium Capacity 87,451 - Grass Conference SEC - Western First year 1892 Website AuburnTigers. ... The Southeastern Conference (SEC) is a college athletic conference headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, which operates in the southeastern part of the United States. ... Herschel Walker (born March 3, 1962 in Wrightsville, Georgia) is a former professional American football player in the United States Football League and the National Football League. ... The Southeastern Conference (SEC) is a college athletic conference headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, which operates in the southeastern part of the United States. ...


In 1982, Jackson's freshman year, Auburn played Boston College in the Tangerine Bowl, where Jackson made a one-handed grab of an option pitch that quarterback Randy Campbell lobbed over the head of a defender. For similarly-named academic institutions, see Education in Boston, MA. Boston College (BC) is a private research university located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, in the New England region of the United States. ... Champs Sports Bowl is an annual college football game that is played in Orlando, Florida. ...


In 1983, as a sophomore, Jackson rushed for 1,213 yards on 158 carries, for an average of 7.7 yards per carry, which was the 2nd best single-season average in SEC history (min. 100 rushes). In the 1983 Auburn-Alabama game, Jackson rushed for 256 yards on 20 rushes (12.8 yards per carry), which at the time was the sixth-most rushing yards gained in a game in SEC history and the 2nd best yard-per-rush average in a game (min. 20 attempts) in SEC history. Auburn finished the season with the Sugar Bowl, where Jackson was named Most Valuable Player. In 1984, Jackson's junior year, he earned Most Valuable Player honors at Liberty Bowl.[3] The Southeastern Conference (SEC) is a college athletic conference headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, which operates in the southeastern part of the United States. ... The Iron Bowl logo. ... The Sugar Bowl is an annual American college football bowl game played in the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... In sports, a Most Valuable Player (MVP) award is an honor typically bestowed upon the best performing player or players on a specific team, in an entire league, or for a particular contest or series of contests. ... For the stadium, see Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. ...


In 1985, Jackson rushed for 1,786 yards, which was the second best single-season performance in SEC history behind Herschel Walker's 1,891 rushing yards for the University of Georgia in 1981. That year, he averaged 6.4 yards per rush, which at the time was the best single-season average in SEC history. For his performance in 1985, Jackson was awarded the Heisman Trophy.[2] Heisman redirects here. ...


Jackson's football number 34 was officially retired at Auburn in a halftime ceremony on October 31, 1992. His is one of only three numbers retired at Auburn, the others being 1971 Heisman Trophy winner Pat Sullivan's number 7, and Sullivan's teammate and favorite receiver, Terry Beasley (88). In 2007, Jackson was ranked #8 on ESPN's Top 25 Players In College Football History list. is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar, known as the year of cyclohexanol. ... Heisman redirects here. ... Patrick Joseph Sullivan (born January 18, 1950) is a former American football player, winner of the 1971 Heisman Trophy, former college football coach as offensive coordinator at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), and was named head coach on November 30, 2006. ...


College track and field

Jackson qualified for the 60-yard dash in his freshman and sophomore years. He considered joining the USA Olympic team, but sprinting would not gain him the financial security of the MLB or NFL, nor would he have sufficient time to train, given his other commitments.


Professional career

Baseball

Jackson was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the first pick of the 1986 NFL Draft, but he opted to play baseball for the Kansas City Royals instead. He spent most of the season with the Memphis Chicks in the minor leagues before being called up for regular duty in 1987, where he had 22 home runs, 53 RBIs and 10 stolen bases as an outfielder for the Royals. City Tampa, Florida Other nicknames The Bucs, Pewter Pirates Team colors Buccaneer Red, Black, Pewter, and Orange Head Coach Jon Gruden Owner Malcolm Glazer General manager Bruce Allen Mascot Captain Fear League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1976) AFC West (1976) National Football Conference (1977... The 1986 NFL Draft Round one External links 1986 NFL Draft Categories: | ... Major league affiliations American League (1969–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 10, 20, 42 Name Kansas City Royals (1969–present) Other nicknames The Boys in Blue Ballpark Kauffman Stadium (1973–present) a. ... The Memphis Chicks or Chickasaws were an American minor league baseball team based in Memphis, Tennessee. ... For the organization which many minor leagues belong to, see Minor League Baseball Part of the History of baseball series. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 14 - Catfish Hunter and Billy Williams are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... The all-time stolen base leader, Rickey Henderson, swipes third in 1988. ... Austin Kearns, an outfielder, catches a fly ball. ...


He began to show his true potential in 1989, when he was voted to start for the American League All-Star team, and was named the game's MVP for his play on both offense and defense. His great plays in the game included a monstrous home run off Rick Reuschel of the San Francisco Giants which landed an estimated 448 feet from home plate - in his first All-Star at-bat. He also beat out an infield hit that resulted in the game-winning RBI. In addition to this, he had a stolen base, making him one of only two players in All-Star Game history to hit a home run and steal a base in the same game (the other is Willie Mays). Legendary baseball announcer Vin Scully (calling the game for NBC-TV) was moved to comment, "And look at that one! Bo Jackson says hello!" 1989 in baseball - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the Midsummer Classic, is an annual baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by fan vote for the starting position players and by the respective managers (from the previous years World... Rick Reuschel (pronounced RUSH-el) (born May 16, 1949 in Quincy, Illinois) was a major league baseball pitcher from the early 1970s into the late 1980s. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–1885) Other nicknames Jints, Gigantes, G-Men Ballpark AT... An all-star game is an exhibition game played by the best players in their respective sports league. ... Willie Howard Mays, Jr. ... For the American architecture historian, see Vincent Scully. ... An NBC Sports camera capturing the action at Dodger Stadium. ...


In 1990, he raised his batting average, but the uncertainty of his two sport loyalties may have swayed Royals management to not utilize him as much as he could have been. The following are the baseball events of the year 1990 throughout the world. ...


On June 5, 1989, Jackson ran down a long line-drive deep to left field on a hit-and-run play against the Seattle Mariners. With speedy Harold Reynolds running from first base on the play, Scott Bradley's hit would have been deep enough to score him against most outfielders. But Jackson, from the warning track, turned flat footed and fired a strike to catcher Bob Boone, who tagged the sliding Reynolds out. Jackson's throw reached Boone on the fly. Interviewed for the "Bo Jackson" episode of ESPN Classic's SportsCentury, Reynolds admitted that he thought there was no way anyone would throw him out on such a deep drive into the gap in left-center, and was shocked to see his teammate telling him to slide as he rounded third base. is the 156th day of the year (157th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... A hit and run is a play in baseball where the baserunners are put in motion before the ball is hit and the batter attempts to make contact with the pitch. ... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) West Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Seattle Mariners (1977–present) Other nicknames The Ms Ballpark Safeco Field (1999–present) King County Domed Stadium (Kingdome) (1977-1999) Major league titles World Series titles (0) none AL Pennants (0) None... Harold Craig Reynolds (born November 26, 1960 in Eugene, Oregon) is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball. ... Scott William Bradley (March 22, 1960 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey), is a former professional baseball player who played catcher in the Major Leagues from 1984-1992. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Robert Raymond Boone (born November 19, 1947) is a former catcher and manager in Major League Baseball who was a four-time All_Star and one of the best defensive catchers in the games history. ... ESPN Classic features reruns of famous sporting events, sports documentaries, and sports themed movies. ... #1 Athlete: Michael Jordan SportsCentury is an ESPN biography program that reviews the people and athletic events that defined sports in North America throughout the 20th and 21st Century. ...


On July 11, 1990 against the Baltimore Orioles, Jackson performed his famous "wall run", when he caught a ball approximately 2-3 strides away from the wall. As he caught the ball at full tilt, Jackson looked up and noticed the wall and began to run up the wall, one leg reaching higher as he ascended. He ran along the wall almost parallel to the ground, and came down with the catch, to avoid impact and the risk of injury from the fence. is the 192nd day of the year (193rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1990 throughout the world. ... This article is about the contemporary American major league baseball team. ... Injury is damage or harm caused to the structure or function of the body caused by an outside agent or force, which may be physical or chemical. ...


After a poor at bat he was known to snap the bat over his knee, or with his helmet on, over his head.


Before Jackson finished his career in California he spent two years playing for the Chicago White Sox, mostly as a Designated Hitter, as his hip injury hampered his ability to play the outfield. It was with the White Sox that he made his only post-season appearance in the 1993 American League Championship Series, which Chicago lost to the Toronto Blue Jays in six games. The 1993 American League Championship Series was played between the Toronto Blue Jays and Chicago White Sox from October 5 to October 12, 1993. ... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) East Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Toronto Blue Jays (1977–present) Other nicknames The Jays Ballpark Rogers Centre (1989–present) a. ...


While with the Sox, Jackson promised his mom that once he returned from his hip replacement surgery that he would hit a home run for her. Before he could return, his mother died. In his first at bat after surgery he hit a home run to right field. The ball was caught by a 16 year old man, Greg Ourednik, from Crown Point, IN. Ourednik returned the ball to Jackson during the game. Jackson had the ball engraved in his mother's tombstone.


In his eight baseball seasons, Jackson had a career batting average of .250, hit 141 home runs and had 415 RBIs, with a slugging average of .474. His best year was 1989, with his effort earning him all-star status. In '89 Bo ranked fourth in the league in both homers and RBI with 32/105. Barry Bonds holds the MLB record for highest slugging average in a season (.863). ...


Notable achievements

  • AL All-Star (1989)
  • 1989 All-Star Game MVP
  • 1993 AL Comeback Player of the Year Award
  • 20-Home Run Seasons: 4 (1987-1990)
  • 30-Home Run Seasons: 1 (1989)
  • 100 RBI Seasons: 1 (1989)

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Football

Jackson was drafted first overall in the 1986 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. However, Jackson wanted to be a professional baseball player, so he rejected the Buccaneers' five-year offer. Since he did not sign with a team by the 1987 draft, the rights to him were forfeited by Tampa Bay and his name was thrown back into the draft. The Oakland Raiders selected Jackson in the 7th round with the 183rd overall pick.[4] Raiders owner Al Davis supported Jackson and his baseball career and got Jackson to sign a contract by offering him a salary that was comparable to a full-time starting running back but allowing Jackson to only play part-time until the baseball season was done. The 1986 NFL Draft Round one External links 1986 NFL Draft Categories: | ... City Tampa, Florida Other nicknames The Bucs, Pewter Pirates Team colors Buccaneer Red, Black, Pewter, and Orange Head Coach Jon Gruden Owner Malcolm Glazer General manager Bruce Allen Mascot Captain Fear League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1976) AFC West (1976) National Football Conference (1977... The 1987 NFL Draft The 1987 NFL Draft Categories: | ... City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC West (1970... For other persons named Al Davis, see Al Davis (disambiguation). ... P.J. Daniels was a star running back for Georgia Tech from 2002-2005. ...


Joining the Raiders midway through the 1987 season, Jackson rushed for 554 yards on 81 carries in just seven games. Over the next three seasons, Bo Jackson would rush for 2,228 more yards and 12 touchdowns: a remarkable achievement, in light of the fact that he was a "second string" player behind Raiders legend Marcus Allen. Texas Longhorn quarterback Vince Young (center top of picture), now with the Tennessee Titans, rushing for a touchdown vs. ... Marcus LeMarr Allen (born March 26, 1960 in San Diego, California) is a former American football player, and until recently affiliated with CBS as a game analyst. ...


Jackson turned in a 221-yard rushing performance on Monday Night Football in 1987 against the Seattle Seahawks. During this game, he ran over Seahawks star linebacker Brian Bosworth, who had insulted Jackson and promised in a media event before the game to contain Jackson. He also made a 91-yard run to the outside, untouched down the sideline. He continued sprinting until finally slowing down as he passed through the entrance to the field tunnel to the dressing rooms with teammates soon following. MNF redirects here. ... The 1987 NFL season was the 68th regular season of the National Football League. ... City Seattle, Washington Team colors Pacific Blue, Navy Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Mascot Blitz, and Taima the hawk League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1977-2001) AFC West (1977-2001) National Football Conference (1976... This article relates to sports. ... Brian Bosworth (also referred to as The Boz) (born March 9, 1965 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) is a former American football player. ... Sprints are races where the runner tries to go as fast as humanly possible. ... A changeroom (in Australia, Canada, and other areas, including some parts of the USA, and also known as a changing room, change room, lockerroom, or locker room in the United Kingdom or USA) is a place where people go to change their clothes. ...


In his four seasons in the NFL, Jackson rushed for 2,782 yards and 16 touchdowns with an average yards per carry of 5.4. He also caught 40 passes for 352 yards and two touchdowns. Jackson's 221 yards on November 30, 1987, just 29 days after his first NFL carry, is still a Monday Night Football record. is the 334th day of the year (335th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1987 NFL season was the 68th regular season of the National Football League. ...


Injury and comeback

On January 13, 1991, during a Raiders playoff game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Jackson suffered a serious hip injury which ended his football career and seriously threatened his baseball career. After Bo Jackson was tackled and lying in pain on the ground, he popped his hip back into place. In an interview on Untold, George Brett who attended the game said he asked the trainer what had happened to Bo. The trainer replied "Bo says he felt his hip come out of the socket, so he popped it back in, but that's just impossible, no one's that strong." City Cincinnati, Ohio Team colors Black, Orange and White Head Coach Marvin Lewis Owner Mike Brown Mascot Who Dey League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1968-1969) Western Division (1968-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC Central (1970-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team... George Howard Brett (born May 15, 1953 in Glen Dale, West Virginia) is a former Major League Baseball player for the Kansas City Royals. ...


Following surgery and rehabilitation on his injured hip, it was discovered that Jackson had avascular necrosis, as a result of decreased blood supply to the head of his left femur. This caused deterioration of the femoral head, ultimately requiring that the hip be replaced. Jackson missed the entire 1992 baseball season. When he announced soon after his surgery that he would play baseball again, many thought that goal to be unrealistic, especially at the Major League level. Avascular necrosis is a disease resulting from the temporary or permanent loss of the blood supply to the bones. ... The femur or thigh bone is the longest, most voluminous, and strongest bone of the mammalian bodies. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1992 throughout the world. ...


Before returning to his true professional sports, Bo tried his luck in basketball. Being a natural athlete Bo played briefly for a semi-pro basketball team in L.A. Bo quickly retired.


Jackson was able to return to the Chicago White Sox in 1993, and at his first at-bat, against the New York Yankees, he homered on his first swing. The next day Nike ran a full-page ad in USA Today; it simply read "Bo Knew." Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 19, 42, 72 Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) Other nicknames The Sox, The South Siders, The ChiSox, The Pale Hose, The Good Guys, The Go-Go Sox, The... // This year in baseball Events January - Reggie Jackson is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, receiving 94% of the vote. ... USA Today is a national American daily newspaper published by the Gannett Company. ...


He would hit 16 home runs and 45 RBIs that season; but while his power remained, he no longer possessed his blazing speed. During his time with the White Sox, Jackson had no stolen bases. For the 1994 season, he was signed as a free agent by the California Angels for one final season, where he hit another 13 home runs in 201 at bats, before retiring. The following are the events of the year 1994 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... In North American professional sports, particularly baseball, football, and basketball, a free agent is a team player whose contract with a team has expired, and the player is able to sign a contract with another team. ... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 11, 26, 29, 30, 42, 50 Name Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005–present) Anaheim Angels (1997-2004) California Angels (1965-1996) Los Angeles Angels (1961-1965) Other nicknames The Halos, The Wings, The Seraphs...


Popularity

"Bo Knows... "

Jackson became a popular figure for his athleticism in multiple sports through the late 1980s and early 1990s. He endorsed Nike and was involved in a popular ad campaign called "Bo Knows" which envisioned Jackson attempting to take up a litany of other sports, including tennis, golf, luge, auto racing, and even playing blues music with Bo Diddley, who scolded Jackson by telling him "You don't know diddley!"[5] (In a later version of the spot, Jackson is shown playing the guitar expertly, after which an impressed Diddley says, "Bo...you do know Diddley, don't you?") Bo Knows was an advertising campaign for Nike cross-training shoes that ran in 1989 and 1990 and featured professional baseball and American football player Bo Jackson. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... This article is about the sport. ... A luge is small one- or two-person sled on which one sleds supine and feet-first. ... A Peugeot 206 World Rally Car Motor racing and Motorsports redirect here. ... Blues music redirects here. ... Bo Diddley (born December 30, 1928) aka The Originator, is an influential American rock and roll singer, songwriter, and guitarist. ...


Another clip, envisioning Jackson playing ice hockey, was followed by Wayne Gretzky shaking his head in disbelief and dismissing the effort with a quick "No." (In his autobiography, Gretzky says his negative rejoinder came in frustration after mutiple takes of him saying "Bo knows hockey!" that the director didn't like. He also said the bits showing Bo playing hockey were actually filmed on a wooden floor, with Jackson in stocking feet.) T shirts sold by Nike capitalizing on their successful ad campaign had a list of Jackson's sports - both real and imagined - with hockey crossed out. Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born 26 January 1961 in Brantford, Ontario) is a retired Canadian-American professional ice hockey player who is currently part-owner and head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes. ... T-shirt for promoting Wikipedia, showing its characteristic T shape A T-shirt (or tee shirt) is a shirt, usually buttonless, collarless, and pocketless, with a round neck and short sleeves, that is pulled on over the head and covers most of a persons torso. ...


In a later spot, Jackson sees all the hoopla surrounding him and says, "I have rehab to do! I don't have time for this!", after which boxer George Foreman says, "But I do!" and steps in to finish the commercial, now re-dubbed "George Knows." George Edward Foreman (born January 10, 1949) is an American two-time World Heavyweight Boxing Champion. ...


Jackson also poked fun at the ad campaign during a guest appearance on a first season episode of Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. In the scene, he played basketball with Clark, portrayed by Dean Cain. Bo clearly is the better athlete, until Clark uses his flying abilities to catch the ball. Bo replies, "Bo don't know that!" Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman was a live-action television series based on the Superman comic books. ... This article is about the sport. ... For other uses, see Clark Kent (disambiguation). ... Dean Cain (born as Dean George Tanaka on July 31, 1966 in Mount Clemens, Michigan) is an American actor who is best known for his role as comic book legend Superman in the television series Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, in which he co-starred with Teri...


Bo also made an appearance during in an episode of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air with Will Smith where he asks Will, as "his close personal friend", some advice on what to cook for a party saying "an' when it comes to cooking, Bo don't know diddley". Spoiler warning: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was a television sitcom which aired on NBC from 1990 to 1996. ... “W. S.” redirects here. ...


Video games

Bo Jackson's Hit and Run for the Game Boy portable video game system.
Bo Jackson's Hit and Run for the Game Boy portable video game system.

Jackson's legend was further cemented by his digital counterpart, affectionately known as "Tecmo Bo", in the video game Tecmo Super Bowl for the Nintendo Entertainment System. "Tecmo Bo" is one of the best running backs -- and arguably the most lethal athlete -- in video game history.[6] Players using "Tecmo Bo" have been able to rush for 800-900 yards per game and run all over the field on one play and run out the time of a whole quarter without being tackled. Image File history File links Bojacksonhitandrun. ... Image File history File links Bojacksonhitandrun. ... For the entire Game Boy series of handheld consoles, see Game Boy line. ... Tecmo Super Bowl, or TSB, is an American football video game for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) that was first released in 1991. ... “NES” redirects here. ... P.J. Daniels was a star running back for Georgia Tech from 2002-2005. ...


In retirement, his legend is intertwined with what many 25-35 year-olds recall as the second golden age of home video gaming. Jackson has commented that fans will often come up to him and regale him with stories not of his actual football feats, but rather memorable Tecmo Bowl plays.[7]


Bo also had his own video game for the original Game Boy portable gaming system, Bo Jackson's Hit and Run. The game featured both baseball and football, but had no pro licenses for either sport and could not use any team or players' names. Released around the same time was Bo Jackson Baseball for the Nintendo NES system and IBM compatible computers. The game was heavily criticized by game reviewers and obtained poor sales results. For the entire Game Boy series of handheld consoles, see Game Boy line. ... The Nintendo Entertainment System (North America, Brazil, Europe, Asia, and Australia) The Nintendo Entertainment System, or NES, is an 8-bit video game console released by Nintendo in North America, Brazil, Europe, Asia, and Australia. ... For other uses, see IBM (disambiguation) and Big Blue. ...


Bo Jackson had also made an appearance in the recent video game NFL Street 2 released in 2004 as the half back in the Gridiorn Legends team. Unlocked by performing a wall move on a hotspot on the sportsplex field, he is available in the pickup pool for pickup games where you pick 7 players from the NFL. When playing the street event "open field showdown", if you had not made an extremely fast character already in own the city mode or NFL challenge, he will always be picked by the computer. If you completed NFL challenge, you can choose him to be on your team or any other Gridiron legend once you complete the mode.


ProStars

Following on the heels of this widespread fame, Jackson appeared in ProStars, an NBC Saturday morning cartoon. The show featured Bo, Wayne Gretzky, and Michael Jordan fighting crime and helping children (although none of the athletes featured actually provided their voices). ProStars was a Saturday morning cartoon show on NBC in 1991. ... This article is about the television network. ... Saturday morning cartoon is the colloquial term for the animated television programming which was typically scheduled on Saturday mornings on the major American television networks from the 1960s to the 1990s. ... Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born 26 January 1961 in Brantford, Ontario) is a retired Canadian-American professional ice hockey player who is currently part-owner and head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ...


Life after sports

In 1993, Jackson was honored with the Tony Conigliaro Award. In 1995, he completed his bachelor of science degree at Auburn to fulfill the promise he made to his mother.[2] // This year in baseball Events January - Reggie Jackson is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, receiving 94% of the vote. ... In 1990 the Boston Red Sox instituted a national award to honor the memory of their former star Tony Conigliaro. ...


Through the 1990s, Jackson dabbled in acting, having made several television guest appearances first on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in 1990 as well as Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman and Married with Children. He later appeared in small roles in the films The Chamber and Fakin' Da Funk. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is an Emmy, BAFTA, and RTS-award winning popular American television sitcom that aired on NBC from September 10, 1990, to May 20, 1996. ... Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman was a live-action television series based on the Superman comic books. ... Married. ... The Chamber (1994) is a legal/suspense novel by noted American author John Grisham. ... Fakin Da Funk is a 1997 comedy film and cable TV hit starring Pam Grier and Dante Basco about a Chinese son adopted by black parents who relocates to South Central Los Angeles. ...


Jackson served as the President of the HealthSouth Sports Medicine Council, part of Birmingham, Alabama based HealthSouth Corporation. He was also spokesman for HealthSouth's "Go For It": Roadshow. Nickname: Location in Jefferson County in the state of Alabama Coordinates: , Country State Counties Jefferson, Shelby Incorporated December 19, 1871 Government  - Type Mayor - Council  - Mayor Bernard Kincaid (Current) Larry Langford (Mayor-Elect) Area  - City 151. ... HealthSouth Corporation NYSE: HRC, based in Birmingham, Alabama, is the USs largest healthcare services provider. ...


Jackson was given the honor of throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before Game Two of the 2005 World Series. Dates: October 22, 2005–October 26, 2005 MVP: Jermaine Dye (Chicago) Television: FOX Announcers: Joe Buck and Tim McCarver Umpires: Joe West, Jeff Nelson, Jerry Layne, Derryl Cousins, Gary Cederstrom, Angel Hernandez ALCS: Chicago White Sox over Los Angeles Angels (4-1) NLCS: Houston Astros over St. ...


In 2006, Jackson appeared on the Spike TV sports reality show, Pros vs. Joes. In his second appearance, he easily defeated amateur athletes in a home run-hitting contest. When he bunted instead of swinging on his final try for a home run, the announcer stated, "Bo knows taunting." This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Reality television is a genre of television programming in which the fortunes of real life people (as opposed to fictional characters played by actors) are followed. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... A Little League baseball player squares around to bunt. ...


In 2007 Bo came together with John Cangelosi to form Bo Jackson Elite Sports Complex, an 88,000 square foot multi-sports dome facility in Lockport, Illinois. He is part-owner and CEO of the facility. Lockport is a city in Will County, Illinois, United States. ...


Quotes

  • "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."
  • "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."--Bo on life after sports.
  • "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."--Bo Jackson on education
  • "I am a firm believer in if you can't get it the old fashioned way, you don't need it"--Bo Jackson on earning things.
  • "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."--Bo Jackson on Jeff Gordon
  • "I once broke an aluminum bat over my knee in college" joking whith reporters staring at him in total belief

Jeffery Michael Gordon (born August 4, 1971) is a professional American race car driver. ...

See also

In the sport of baseball, a home run is the act of hitting the ball in such a manner, whether out of the park or in (see inside the park home run), that allows the batter to safely reach home and score in one play. ... Listed below are the occurrences of Major League Baseball players who have hit three home runs in a single game. ... The following is a list of players and managers (* ), both past and current, who appeared at least in one game for the Chicago White Sox franchise as listed on MLB.com. ...

References

  1. ^ a b ESPN Classic. Retrieved on 2007-06-01.
  2. ^ a b c d ESPN SportsCentury [TV-Series].
  3. ^ Liberty Bowl MVPs. Liberty Bowl. Retrieved on 2007-08-18.
  4. ^ Flatter, Ron (accessdate=2007-08-21). Bo knows stardom and disappointment. ESPN.com.
  5. ^ Best Spots of the 90's. AdWeek (March 20, 2000). Retrieved on March 19, 2007.
  6. ^ ESPN.com - Page2
  7. ^ Video game fame - Salon.com
Biographies
  • Gutman, Bill, Bo Jackson, 1991, Simon Spotlight Entertainment
  • White, Ellen Emerson, Bo Jackson: Playing the Games, 1990

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Statistics

Preceded by
Doug Flutie
Heisman Trophy Winner
1985
Succeeded by
Vinny Testaverde
Preceded by
Terry Steinbach
Major League Baseball All-Star Game
Most Valuable Player

1989
Succeeded by
Julio Franco
Preceded by
Rick Sutcliffe
AL Comeback Player of the Year
1993
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José Canseco
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Russell Maryland (born March 22, 1969 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former National Football League player, who, in a career lasting ten years, played nose tackle for the Oakland Raiders, Dallas Cowboys, and the Green Bay Packers. ... Steve Emtman (born April 16, 1970) is a former defensive end/defensive tackle for the National Football Leagues Washington Redskins, Dallas Cowboys, and Chicago Bears. ... Drew McQueen Bledsoe (born February 14, 1972) is a former American football quarterback in the NFL known best for his almost eight years of starting for the New England Patriots. ... Daniel Wilkinson (born March 13, 1973 in Dayton, Ohio) is an American football defensive tackle who is currently a free agent. ... Kenneth Ki-Jana Carter (born September 12, 1973) is a former NFL running back who played for the Cincinnati Bengals and later the Washington Redskins and the New Orleans Saints. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... Orlando Lamar Pace (born November 4, 1975 in Sandusky, Ohio) is an American football player who currently plays offensive tackle for the St. ... Peyton Williams Manning (born March 24, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American football quarterback who plays for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. ... Timothy Scott Couch (born July 31, 1977 in Hyden, Kentucky) is an American football quarterback who is currently a free agent. ... Courtney Brown is an NFL defensive end. ... Michael Dwayne Vick (born June 26, 1980 in Newport News, Virginia) is an American football quarterback for the National Football Leagues Atlanta Falcons franchise. ... For the former AIDS sufferer, see David Carr (history of AIDS). ... Carson Palmer (born December 27, 1979 in Fresno, California), is an American football quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League. ... 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Sean Farrell (born May 25, 1960, Southampton, New York) is a former American Football guard who played mainly for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. ... Ron Holmes (born August 26, 1963 in Fort Benning, Georgia) is a former defensive end who played 8 seasons for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Denver Broncos in the National Football League. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Vincent Frank Testaverde (born November 13, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American football quarterback for the National Football Leagues New England Patriots. ... Paul Blake Gruber (born February 24, 1965 in Madison, Wisconsin) is an American former professional football player who played offensive tackle his entire NFL career for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1988-1999. ... Broderick Thomas (born February 20, 1967 in Houston, Texas), is an American former professional football player. ... Keith McCants (born April 19, 1968 in Mobile, Alabama) is a former professional American football player who played linebacker for six seasons for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Houston Oilers, and Arizona Cardinals. ... Charles McRae was a former Offensive Lineman drafted in the first round of the 1991 NFL Draft out of the University of Tennessee by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and was the first offensive player selected. ... Eric Curry (born February 3, 1970 in Thomasville, Georgia) is a former professional American football player who played defensive end for seven seasons for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Jacksonville Jaguars. ... Trent Farris Dilfer (born March 13, 1972 in Santa Cruz, California) is an American football quarterback who currently plays for the San Francisco 49ers of the NFL. He previously played for the Seattle Seahawks, Baltimore Ravens, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Cleveland Browns. ... 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The Major League Baseball All-Star Game MVP Award is given to the most outstanding player in each years Major League Baseball All-Star Game. ... Maurice Morning Maury Wills (born October 2, 1932 in Washington, DC) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop and switch-hitting batter who played most prominently with the Los Angeles Dodgers (1959-66, 1969-72), and also with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1967-68) and Montreal Expos (1969). ... Leon Lamar Wagner (May 13, 1934 - January 3, 2004) was an American left fielder in Major League Baseball who played with the San Francisco Giants (1958-59, 1968), St. ... Willie Howard Mays, Jr. ... John Wesley Callison (born March 12, 1939 in Qualls, Oklahoma) is a former American Major League Baseball rightfielder. ... 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The name Dave Parker may refer to several notable individuals: Dave Parker, American baseball player Dave Parker, Canadian jazz musician with The Shuffle Demons Dave Parker, Samoan singer. ... George Kenneth Griffey (born April 10, 1950 in Donora, Pennsylvania) is an American former Major League Baseball star. ... Gary Edmund Carter (born April 8, 1954), nicknamed Kid, is a former Major League Baseball Hall Of Fame catcher from 1974-1992. ... David Ismael Concepción Benitez (born June 17, 1948) is a former star shortstop in Major League Baseball. ... Frederic Michael Fred Lynn (born February 3, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder who played for the Boston Red Sox (1974-80), California Angels (1981-84), Baltimore Orioles (1985-88), Detroit Tigers (1988-89) and San Diego Padres (1990). ... Gary Edmund Carter (born April 8, 1954), nicknamed Kid, is a former Major League Baseball Hall Of Fame catcher from 1974-1992. ... LaMarr Hoyt (b. ... William Roger Clemens (born August 4, 1962, in Dayton, Ohio), is a starting pitcher for the New York Yankees, and is one of the preeminent pitchers in Major League history. ... Timothy Raines (born September 16, 1959 in Sanford, Florida), nicknamed Rock, is a former American left fielder in Major League Baseball known for his speed and ability to get on base. ... Terry Lee Steinbach (born March 2, 1962 in New Ulm, Minnesota) is a former catcher in Major League Baseball who played for 14 years from 1986 to 1999. ... This article is about the Major League Baseball Player. ... Cal Ripken redirects here. ... George Kenneth Griffey, Jr. ... Kirby Puckett (March 14, 1960 [1] – March 6, 2006) was a center fielder in Major League Baseball who played his entire career with the Minnesota Twins from 1984 to 1995. ... Frederick Stanley Crime Dog McGriff (born October 31, 1963 in Tampa, Florida) is a former left-handed Major League Baseball player who starred for several teams from the mid-1980s until the early 2000s. ... Jeffrey Guy Conine (born June 27, 1966 in Tacoma, Washington) is a first baseman/outfielder in Major League Baseball for the New York Mets. ... Michael Joseph Piazza (born September 4, 1968 in Norristown, Pennsylvania) is an American Major League Baseball player who is currently a free agent. ... Santos Sandy Alomar Velazquez, Jr. ... Roberto Alomar Velázquez (born February 5, 1968 in Ponce, Puerto Rico) is a former Major League Baseball player (1988-2004), considered by many to be one of the best second basemen in history. ... This article is about the multiple All-Star/Cy Young right-handed pitcher. ... Derek Sanderson Jeter (born June 26, 1974 in Pequannock, New Jersey) is an American Major League Baseball player. ... Cal Ripken redirects here. ... 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Richard William Dickie Thon (born June 20, 1958 in South Bend, Indiana) is a former shortstop in Major League Baseball. ... For other people with this name, see James Abbott. ... Mark Edward Leiter (born April 13, 1963 in Joliet, Illinois) is a former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who had an 11-year career from 1990-1999, 2001. ... Scott David Radinsky (born March 3, 1968 in Glendale, California) is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball who had an 11-year career from 1990-1993 and 1995-2001. ... Curtis John Pride (born December 17, 1968 in Washington, DC) is a Major League Baseball outfielder who has played with the Anaheim Angels/Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim since 2004. ... For others of the same name, see Eric Davis. ... Bret William Saberhagen (born April 11, 1964 in Chicago Heights, Illinois) is a former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher. ... Michael Averett Lowell (born February 24, 1974 in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a Major League Baseball third baseman born in Puerto Rico of Cuban descent. ... Kent Franklin Mercker (born February 1, 1968) is a Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher who has played for nine teams over his seventeen-year career. ... Anthony Scott Tony Saunders (born April 29, 1974 in Baltimore) was a major league pitcher for 3 seasons between 1997 and 1999. ... Graeme John Lloyd (April 9, 1967 in Victoria, Australia - ) is a pitcher who had a ten year career from 1993 to 2003. ... Jason Michael Johnson is a right-handed starting pitcher for the Detroit Tigers in Major League Baseball. ... José Antonio Rijo Abreu (Born May 13, 1965 in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic) is a retired Major League Baseball pitcher. ... James Jason Mecir (born on May 16, 1970 in Queens, New York) is a pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Dewon Cortez Brazelton (born June 6, 1980 in Tullahoma, Tennessee) is a pitcher for the San Diego Padres. ... Aaron Lane Cook (born February 8, 1979 in Fort Campbell, Kentucky) is a right-handed Major League Baseball pitcher currently playing for the Colorado Rockies. ... Frederick Phillip (Freddy) Sanchez, Jr. ... Not to be confused with John Lester or Jon Leicester. ...

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