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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 6:01 am    Post subject: Fun Sports Facts: Bo Jackson Vs Deion Sanders

I was over my boys place this past weekend to hang out , chill and watch the Lakers game. Well during half time, not sure how the subject came up, but we (there was a group of us) had a conversation about Bo Jackson and Deion Sanders, and if they ever played against each other while they were in the NFL and MLB. I think we all concluded that they never meet on the football field.... I think the overlap was only for a season or two, however baseball is a different story...

One of my boys said, it wasn't possible, Bo played in the AL his whole career and Deion played his whole career in the NL and when they played, there was no inter-league play. However, I vaguely remember Deion playing for the Yankees and vaguely remember a game they played against each where Deion hit an inside the park homerun, and Bo went yard in 3 consecutive at bats.

Well after some research, I was able to locate the boxscore for the game I vaguely remember... the game took place in July of 1990:

Some quick interesting facts about the game and players:

Both Bo and Deion played the same position, center field.
Bo Jackson hit three consecutive homeruns on three at bats before being injured; coincidently, his injury came on the same play Deion hit an inside the park homerun. Because of the (shoulder) injury, Bo was out of action for 6 weeks; upon retuning, he hit a homerun at his first at bat... hitting his 4th consecutive homerun, be it over a 6 week period.
Bo had 7 RBIs before leaving in the 6th with a shoulder injury, Sander was 2 for 4 with 2 RBIs.
Hall of Fame George Brett was on base for each of Bo's homeruns.

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Kansas City Royals 10, New York Yankees 7
Game Played on Tuesday, July 17, 1990 (N) at Yankee Stadium


Game Played on Tuesday, July 17, 1990 (N) at Yankee Stadium

KC A 2 0 3 0 3 0 2 0 0 - 10 12 0
NY A 0 1 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 - 7 13 0

BATTING
Kansas City Royals AB R H RBI BB SO PO A
Seitzer 3b 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 4
Stillwell ss 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 4
Brett 1b 2 4 2 0 3 0 10 2
Jackson cf 3 3 3 7 0 0 2 0
Wilson cf 2 0 2 2 0 0 1 0
Perry dh 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Eisenreich lf 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Tabler rf 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Macfarlane c 3 0 1 0 1 0 7 0
Pecota 2b 4 1 2 1 0 1 3 4
S. Davis p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stottlemyre p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Farr p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Montgomery p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 38 10 12 10 5 2 27 14
FIELDING -
DP: 3. Brett-Stillwell-Brett, Stillwell-Brett, Seitzer-Pecota-Brett.
BATTING -
2B: Brett (19,off Hawkins); Seitzer (19,off Cadaret).
HR: Jackson 3 (19,1st inning off Hawkins 1 on 2 out,3rd inning off Hawkins
1 on 2 out,5th inning off Hawkins 2 on 1 out)
; Pecota (1,3rd inning off
Hawkins 0 on 0 out).
IBB: Eisenreich (1,by Mills).
Team LOB: 6.

New York Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO PO A
Sanders cf 4 2 2 2 0 0 1 0
Sax 2b 5 1 3 3 0 1 0 5
Mattingly 1b 5 0 2 0 0 0 14 0
Nokes c 5 1 2 0 0 1 2 0
Leyritz 3b 3 0 0 0 2 1 2 2
Barfield rf 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 0
Maas dh 3 1 1 1 1 2 0 0
Espinoza ss 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 5
Azocar ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Tolleson ss 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Kelly lf 4 1 1 1 0 0 2 0
Hawkins p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cadaret p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mills p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 37 7 13 7 3 6 27 14
FIELDING -
DP: 1. Sax-Tolleson-Mattingly.
BATTING -
2B: Nokes (7,off S. Davis); Kelly (19,off S. Davis); Espinoza (7,off Stottlemyre);
Mattingly (13,off Montgomery).
HR: Sax (2,5th inning off S. Davis 2 on 0 out); Sanders (2,6th inning off Stottlemyre 1 on 2 out).
HBP: Sanders (1,by Montgomery).
Team LOB: 7.
PITCHING
Kansas City Royals IP H R ER BB SO HR BFP
S. Davis W(3-6) 5 8 4 4 2 1 1 23
Stottlemyre 1 2 3 3 1 0 1 6
Farr 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 7
Montgomery SV(11) 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 5
Totals 9 13 7 7 3 6 2 41
HBP: Montgomery (3,Sanders).
New York Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR BFP
Hawkins L(1-8) 4.1 6 8 8 3 2 4 22
Cadaret 2.2 2 2 2 1 0 0 11
Mills 2 4 0 0 1 0 0 10
Totals 9 12 10 10 5 2 4 43
WP: Cadaret (9).
IBB: Mills (4,Eisenreich).
Umpires: HP - Durwood Merrill, 1B - Don Denkinger, 2B - Tim McClelland, 3B - Rocky Roe
Time of Game: 2:55 Attendance: 26777
Starting Lineups:

Kansas City Royals New York Yankees
1. Seitzer 3b Sanders cf
2. Stillwell ss Sax 2b
3. Brett 1b Mattingly 1b
4. Jackson cf Nokes c
5. Perry dh Leyritz 3b
6. Eisenreich lf Barfield rf
7. Tabler rf Maas dh
8. Macfarlane c Espinoza ss
9. Pecota 2b Kelly lf
S. Davis p Hawkins p

ROYALS 1ST: Seitzer flied to right; Stillwell flied to center;
Brett walked; Jackson homered [Brett scored]; Perry grounded out
(second to first); 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 1ST: Sanders flied to center; Sax singled to shortstop;
Mattingly grounded into a double play (first to shortstop to
first) [Sax out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Royals 2,
Yankees 0.

ROYALS 2ND: Eisenreich grounded out (second to first); Tabler
grounded out (third to first); Macfarlane grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Royals 2, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 2ND: Nokes doubled to right; Leyritz walked; Barfield
forced Leyritz (third to second) [Nokes to third]; Maas singled
to right [Nokes scored, Barfield to third]; On a bunt Espinoza
reached on a fielder's choice [Barfield out at home (first to
catcher), Maas to second]; Kelly popped to first; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E,
2 LOB. Royals 2, Yankees 1.

ROYALS 3RD: Pecota homered; Seitzer grounded out (shortstop to
first); Stillwell lined to third; Brett walked; Jackson homered
[Brett scored]
; Perry was called out on strikes; 3 R, 2 H, 0 E,
0 LOB. Royals 5, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 3RD: Sanders flied to center; Sax singled to right;
Mattingly singled to right [Sax to third]; Nokes grounded into a
double play (shortstop to first) [Mattingly out at second]; 0 R,
2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Yankees 1.

ROYALS 4TH: Eisenreich flied to left; Tabler grounded out (third
to first); Macfarlane walked; Pecota struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E,
1 LOB. Royals 5, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 4TH: Leyritz walked; Barfield forced Leyritz (shortstop
to second); Maas struck out; Espinoza grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Royals 5, Yankees 1.

ROYALS 5TH: Seitzer singled to right; Stillwell popped to left;
Brett doubled [Seitzer to third]; Jackson homered [Seitzer
scored, Brett scored]
; CADARET REPLACED HAWKINS (PITCHING);
Perry popped to third; Eisenreich grounded out (shortstop to
first); 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Royals 8, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 5TH: Kelly doubled to center; On a bunt Sanders singled
to second [Kelly to third]
; Sax homered [Kelly scored, Sanders
scored]; Mattingly grounded out (second to first); Nokes flied
to left; Leyritz flied to right; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Royals
8, Yankees 4.

ROYALS 6TH: Tabler grounded out (shortstop to first); Macfarlane
flied to right; Pecota grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB. Royals 8, Yankees 4.

YANKEES 6TH: STOTTLEMYRE REPLACED S. DAVIS (PITCHING); Barfield
grounded out (third to first); Debut game for Mel
Stottlemyre; Maas walked; Espinoza doubled to left [Maas to
third]; Kelly grounded out (shortstop to first) [Maas scored,
Espinoza to third]; Sanders hit an inside the park homer to
right [Espinoza scored]
; WILSON REPLACED JACKSON (PLAYING CF);
Sax flied to center; 3 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Royals 8, Yankees 7.

ROYALS 7TH: Seitzer doubled to right; Stillwell flied to right;
Brett walked; Cadaret threw a wild pitch [Seitzer to third,
Brett to second]; Wilson singled to center [Seitzer scored,
Brett scored]; Perry lined to shortstop; Eisenreich grounded out
(first unassisted); 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Royals 10, Yankees 7.

YANKEES 7TH: FARR REPLACED STOTTLEMYRE (PITCHING); Mattingly
grounded out (third to first); Nokes singled to right; Leyritz
grounded into a double play (third to second to first) [Nokes
out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. Royals 10, Yankees 7.

ROYALS 8TH: MILLS REPLACED CADARET (PITCHING); Tabler flied to
right; Macfarlane singled to left; Pecota singled to right
[Macfarlane to second]; Seitzer grounded out (second to first)
[Macfarlane to third, Pecota to second]; Stillwell grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Royals 10, Yankees
7.

YANKEES 8TH: Barfield struck out; Maas was called out on
strikes; AZOCAR BATTED FOR ESPINOZA; Azocar singled to left;
Debut game for Oscar Azocar; Kelly grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. Royals 10, Yankees 7.

ROYALS 9TH: TOLLESON REPLACED AZOCAR (PLAYING SS); Brett singled
to right; Wilson singled to right [Brett to second]; Perry
grounded out (shortstop to first) [Brett to third, Wilson to
second]; Eisenreich was walked intentionally; Tabler grounded
into a double play (second to shortstop to first) [Eisenreich
out at second]; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. Royals 10, Yankees 7.

YANKEES 9TH: MONTGOMERY REPLACED FARR (PITCHING); Sanders was
hit by a pitch
; Sax struck out; Mattingly doubled [Sanders to
third]; Nokes struck out; Leyritz struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2
LOB. Royals 10, Yankees 7.

Final Totals R H E LOB
Royals 10 12 0 6
Yankees 7 13 0 7


Anybody know where I could possibly get a copy of this game? At the radio call? I think it would really cool game to have in the library.

Anyway, thought it was interesting sports fact, thought I'd share...
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Damn, Bo Jack was my favorite athlete of all time. That dude was truly a gifted athlete.
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He was unstoppable in Tecmo Bowl
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LuxuryBrown wrote:
Damn, Bo Jack was my favorite athlete of all time. That dude was truly a gifted athlete.
Do you remember this?

Bo Jackson's Raider 34 is the only jersey I bought and rocked... I only idolized two athletes growing up, Bo Jackson and Muhammad Ali.
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Bo is a banker in Burr Ridge, IL now(suburb of Chicago)

My dad also helped design the hip implant that he has now.
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 7:05 am    Post subject:

TACH wrote:
LuxuryBrown wrote:
Damn, Bo Jack was my favorite athlete of all time. That dude was truly a gifted athlete.
Do you remember this?

Bo Jackson's Raider 34 is the only jersey I bought and rocked... I only idolized two athletes growing up, Bo Jackson and Muhammad Ali.


I had three. Walter Payton, magic Johnson, and Ozzie Smith.
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He was unstoppable in Tecmo Bowl


Tru dat.
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TACH wrote:
LuxuryBrown wrote:
Damn, Bo Jack was my favorite athlete of all time. That dude was truly a gifted athlete.
Do you remember this?

Bo Jackson's Raider 34 is the only jersey I bought and rocked... I only idolized two athletes growing up, Bo Jackson and Muhammad Ali.


Naw, I don't remember that game, but props for finding the box score of it.

And Maj was the only other athlete I idolized.
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Bo is a banker in Burr Ridge, IL now(suburb of Chicago)

My dad also helped design the hip implant that he has now.

Good stuff.
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LuxuryBrown wrote:
Damn, Bo Jack was my favorite athlete of all time. That dude was truly a gifted athlete.
Do you remember this?

Bo Jackson's Raider 34 is the only jersey I bought and rocked... I only idolized two athletes growing up, Bo Jackson and Muhammad Ali.


I had three. Walter Payton, magic Johnson, and Ozzie Smith.


Ozzie Smith was one of my fav's as well. Sugar Ray Leonard, Ozzie Smith, Jerry Rice, Magic, Bo Jackson and Barry Sanders... Frank Thomas was a later favorite.
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It probably was a good thing that, Neon playing a dback never got the chance of trying to stop Bo as a running back.

The guy was running over linebackers.
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It probably was a good thing that, Neon playing a dback never got the chance of trying to stop Bo as a running back.

The guy was running over linebackers.
It would of never come to that... we all know Deion wasn't one to try and hit/tackle somebody, let alone the freight train that Bo was. It would of been pure comedy to see!!!
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LuxuryBrown wrote:
Damn, Bo Jack was my favorite athlete of all time. That dude was truly a gifted athlete.


Mine too.

Consider looking up his Autobiography: "Bo knows Bo" - he had a very intereting childhood, it gives good insight to his personality and what drives him.

I remember doing a book report on this way back in elementary school - that, and I have tons of his cards and figures.
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LuxuryBrown wrote:
Damn, Bo Jack was my favorite athlete of all time. That dude was truly a gifted athlete.


Mine too.

Consider looking up his Autobiography: "Bo knows Bo" - he had a very intereting childhood, it gives good insight to his personality and what drives him.

I remember doing a book report on this way back in elementary school - that, and I have tons of his cards and figures.


I read that book back in the day as well... I read it in a day or so... good read!


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Another fun fact... Bo Jackson was originally drafted by the Yankees back in 82, while he was still in high school... Bo opted for Auburn U. instead...
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 8:37 am    Post subject:

^lol I did a book report on that book too. My pops was a Raider fan so I grew up watching Bo and Marcus Allen.

I was never a baseball fan, but I do remember watching Bo's 4th homerun (after the injury). There was a lot of anticipation before the game about what he was going to do. If my memory is correct, it was right up center field.

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Bo was unreal. A truly singular athlete. It seems a shame that Marcus Allen had to be pushed aside to make room for Bo but if you're a GM, how do you pass on a talent as incredible as Bo Jackson?

Now here's a question (that'll surely get people fired up): Who's a more remarkable physical specimen? Bo or Lebron? I'd have to take Bo myself because he had all the agility and overwhelming power to boot.
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Bo was unreal. A truly singular athlete. It seems a shame that Marcus Allen had to be pushed aside to make room for Bo but if you're a GM, how do you pass on a talent as incredible as Bo Jackson?

Now here's a question (that'll surely get people fired up): Who's a more remarkable physical specimen? Bo or Lebron? I'd have to take Bo myself because he had all the agility and overwhelming power to boot.


Bo. 6'1/235lbs./4.3 Forty. All Pro at BOTH football and baseball. Bron's a specimen, no doubt, but I don't know if he could play 2 sports at the pro level and play them at all star clip.
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LuxuryBrown wrote:
Heartburn wrote:
Bo was unreal. A truly singular athlete. It seems a shame that Marcus Allen had to be pushed aside to make room for Bo but if you're a GM, how do you pass on a talent as incredible as Bo Jackson?

Now here's a question (that'll surely get people fired up): Who's a more remarkable physical specimen? Bo or Lebron? I'd have to take Bo myself because he had all the agility and overwhelming power to boot.


Bo. 6'1/235lbs./4.3 Forty. All Pro at BOTH football and baseball. Bron's a specimen, no doubt, but I don't know if he could play 2 sports at the pro level and play them at all star clip.


I say Bo as well... No way LBJ can duplicate Bo's college career, let alone pro career.... Dude was an Allstar in two sports.... At the same time!

I want to say he ran tracks as well, but that might be Hershal Walker (speaking of a phyiscal specimen) Im remembering...
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TACH wrote:
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Heartburn wrote:
Bo was unreal. A truly singular athlete. It seems a shame that Marcus Allen had to be pushed aside to make room for Bo but if you're a GM, how do you pass on a talent as incredible as Bo Jackson?

Now here's a question (that'll surely get people fired up): Who's a more remarkable physical specimen? Bo or Lebron? I'd have to take Bo myself because he had all the agility and overwhelming power to boot.


Bo. 6'1/235lbs./4.3 Forty. All Pro at BOTH football and baseball. Bron's a specimen, no doubt, but I don't know if he could play 2 sports at the pro level and play them at all star clip.


I say Bo as well... No way LBJ can duplicate Bo's college career, let alone pro career.... Dude was an Allstar in two sports.... At the same time!

I want to say he ran tracks as well, but that might be Hershal Walker (speaking of a phyiscal specimen) Im remembering...


I think Bo did in fact run track. I remember reading that somewhere.
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This is what I got off Wiki...if true, then DAMN!

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Jackson qualified for the 100 meter 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.


What if he DID go out for sprinting? Can you imagine him and the guy I consider to be the single greatest athlete of all time - Carl Lewis - battling it out for about 5-7 years? DAMN!
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This is what I got off Wiki...if true, then DAMN!

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Jackson qualified for the 100 meter 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.


What if he DID go out for sprinting? Can you imagine him and the guy I consider to be the single greatest athlete of all time - Carl Lewis - battling it out for about 5-7 years? DAMN!


Damn... he had World Class speed like that!

Just found this:

Bo Jackson Named Third Greatest Collegiate Athlete By SI.com

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July 10, 2006

AUBURN - Former Auburn running back, outfielder and track athlete Bo Jackson has been named the third greatest collegiate athlete by www.SI.com.

Jackson played football at Auburn from 1982 to 1985 and is Auburn's all-time leading rusher with 4,303 yards on 650 carries. He averaged 113.2 yards per game on the ground and scored a then-school record 43 touchdowns.

In 1985, Jackson became Auburn's second-ever Heisman Trophy winner. Jackson rushed for a single-season Auburn record 1,786 yards in 1985, averaging 162.4 yards per game and rushing for 17 touchdowns. He had four games of 200 yards or more and eight games of 100 yards or better.

The Bessemer, Ala., native collected All-America honors in 1983 and 1985 and was the Southeastern Conference's Most Valuable Player in 1985. He was named to the All-SEC team in 1982, 1983 and 1985, and in his last season with the Tigers, was named SEC Offensive Player of the Week four times. In 1998, Jackson was inducted into the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame.

Jackson played baseball at Auburn in 1983, 1985 and 1986. In three seasons with the Tigers, he hit 28 home runs and drove in 70 runs. In 1985, Jackson posted career highs in runs (55), hits (59), batting average (.401), home runs (17) and RBI (43).

Jackson was selected by the Major League Baseball draft twice - in the 20th round of the 1985 draft by California and in the fourth round in 1986 by Kansas City.

Jackson also lettered in track and field in 1983 and 1984, qualifying for the NCAA Indoor Championships in the 60-yard dash both seasons. His best time of 6.18 seconds still ranks tied for eighth best in Auburn history.

UCLA's Jackie Robinson was selected as the second greatest collegiate athlete by SI.com while Syracuse's Jim Brown was named No. 1.
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This is what I got off Wiki...if true, then DAMN!

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Jackson qualified for the 100 meter 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.


What if he DID go out for sprinting? Can you imagine him and the guy I consider to be the single greatest athlete of all time - Carl Lewis - battling it out for about 5-7 years? DAMN!


Damn... he had World Class speed like that!

Just found this:

Bo Jackson Named Third Greatest Collegiate Athlete By SI.com

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Jackson played three sports at Auburn: football, baseball and track and field
July 10, 2006

AUBURN - Former Auburn running back, outfielder and track athlete Bo Jackson has been named the third greatest collegiate athlete by www.SI.com.

Jackson played football at Auburn from 1982 to 1985 and is Auburn's all-time leading rusher with 4,303 yards on 650 carries. He averaged 113.2 yards per game on the ground and scored a then-school record 43 touchdowns.

In 1985, Jackson became Auburn's second-ever Heisman Trophy winner. Jackson rushed for a single-season Auburn record 1,786 yards in 1985, averaging 162.4 yards per game and rushing for 17 touchdowns. He had four games of 200 yards or more and eight games of 100 yards or better.

The Bessemer, Ala., native collected All-America honors in 1983 and 1985 and was the Southeastern Conference's Most Valuable Player in 1985. He was named to the All-SEC team in 1982, 1983 and 1985, and in his last season with the Tigers, was named SEC Offensive Player of the Week four times. In 1998, Jackson was inducted into the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame.

Jackson played baseball at Auburn in 1983, 1985 and 1986. In three seasons with the Tigers, he hit 28 home runs and drove in 70 runs. In 1985, Jackson posted career highs in runs (55), hits (59), batting average (.401), home runs (17) and RBI (43).

Jackson was selected by the Major League Baseball draft twice - in the 20th round of the 1985 draft by California and in the fourth round in 1986 by Kansas City.

Jackson also lettered in track and field in 1983 and 1984, qualifying for the NCAA Indoor Championships in the 60-yard dash both seasons. His best time of 6.18 seconds still ranks tied for eighth best in Auburn history.

UCLA's Jackie Robinson was selected as the second greatest collegiate athlete by SI.com while Syracuse's Jim Brown was named No. 1.


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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 6:52 am    Post subject:

My favorite Bo story....

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From behind the wheel of an obscenely muscled Dodge pickup, Vincent Edward "Bo" Jackson is reminiscing about the time he took down a 300-pound bear from point-blank range with a .45-caliber pistol. This was a decade ago in Alaska, a few years after Bo retired from organized sports and a few days before the Princess of Wales died in a car crash, and if you're wondering whether Bo was scared, hell no, Bo was not scared. Not even when that bear got so close Bo and his hunting companion could see the hairs bolt upright like pine needles on the back of its neck.

The way Bo tells it, he waited as long as he could, then he fired a slug into that bear's skull. The bear kept coming. His buddy yelled, "Shoot him again!" and Bo shot him again, firing another bullet directly into the bear's noggin. Bo 2, Bear 0. And then Bo skinned that bear on the spot and dragged the 70-pound hide the half-mile back to camp. Of course he did.


Awesome.

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/eticket/story?page=bojackson
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 7:04 am    Post subject:

http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=4893067
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