#TBT Sports Blog: MLB & NFL Great Bo Jackson

MIKE’s FREE Baseball BookToday’s #TBT sports blog highlights one of the greatest athletes ever.

A 1985 Heisman trophy winner, Bo Jackson didn’t just dominate on the football field for the Auburn University Tigers. He also excelled at two other sports: baseball and track.

Jackson was the number one overall pick in the 1986 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Because the Bucs inappropriately contacted Jackson outside NCAA rules, the running back became ineligible for baseball during his senior season at Auburn in 1986. As a result, Jackson chose not to sign with Tampa Bay and agreed instead to play professional baseball with the Kansas City Royals.

Jackson played eight years in Major League Baseball with the Kansas City Royals, the Chicago White Sox and the California Angels. He also left his mark in the NFL while playing four seasons with the Oakland Raiders.

This phenomenal athlete is still the only person ever to be voted an all-star in two different professional sports (MLB and NFL). Oddly, he was not voted into either sport’s Hall of Fame.

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