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  • Trivia

    • Bo made his Major League debut on September 2, 1986.

    • Bo's highest baseball salary was the $2,410,000 he made in 1993 while playing for the Chicago White Sox.

    • As a senior in high school, Jackson rushed for 1,175 yards in football and hit twenty home runs in just twenty-five games in baseball.

    • On September 5, 1987, Bo married Linda Garrett. The couple have 3 children.

    • Jackson rushed for 16 touchdowns and a total of 2,782 yards in his NFL career.

    • In 1983 and 1985, Jackson was a first team All-American at running back.

    • Bo's number 34 was officially retired during ceremonies on October 31, 1992, at Auburn University.

    • Bo always wanted to fly airplanes.

    • Bo likes to watch NASCAR.

    • Bo was the 8th of 10 children.

    • Bo was the first player in NFL history to have two rushing touchdowns of 90 yards or more. He is still the only player to have 2 runs of 90 or more yards in the same season (1987).

    • Bo attended McAdory High School in McCalla, Alabama.

    • Bo was honored with the Tony Conigliaro Award in 1993.

    • Bo was named MVP of both the Sugar Bowl in 1984, and the Liberty Bowl in 1984.

    • Bo won the 1985 Heisman Trophy and Walter Camp Award for his abilities as a running back.

    • Bo was originally drafted by the New York Yankees but chose to attend Auburn University on his mother's request.

    • Bo won the Alabama state high school decathlon with a record point total.

    • Bo ran track in high school, and could run 100 meters in 10.39 seconds setting a record.

    • Bo was named after Vincent Edwards, a favorite actor of his mother's, and received his nickname when his brothers shortened the word "boar", as in "wild boar."

    • Bo was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the first pick of the 1986 NFL Draft, but instead played with the Kansas City Royals. He was drafted by three other professional sports teams. The New York Yankees drafted him in the 2nd round in 1982 out of high school. After attending Auburn University, Bo was drafted in 1986 by the Kansas City Royals in the 4th round and in 1987 by the Los Angeles Raiders in the 7th round.

    • Bo was the first athlete to be named All-Star in both Baseball and Football. He was named to the Pro Bowl in 1990 while a member of the Oakland Raiders and in 1989 he was an All-Star with the Kansas City Royals.

  • Quotes

    • Bo: 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.

    • Bo: Man, that's the hardest any white boy ever hit me. (on being hit by Chris Spielman in an Ohio State vs Auburn football game)

    • Bo: Baseball and football are very different games. In a way, both of them are easy. Football is easy if you're crazy as hell. Baseball is easy if you've got patience. They'd both be easier for me if I were a little more crazy-and a little more patient.

    • Bo: Set your goals high, and don't stop till you get there.

    • Bo: Being the 8th out of 10 kids, and being the one that stayed in trouble, I sort of became a momma's boy.

    • Bo: Back before I injured my hip, I thought going to the gym was for wimps.