LEGENDARY athlete Bo Jackson earned recognition for playing in both the NFL and MLB simultaneously.
During his time with the Los Angeles Raiders and the Kansas City Royals, he rose to prominence. Here’s a closer look at retired baseball and football star Bo Jackson.
In the late 1980s, Bo Jackson was drafted by the NFL and MLB around the same time as he embarked on his sports career path[/caption]
Who is Bo Jackson?
Vincent “Bo” Jackson, born November 30, 1962, is an American track and field athlete from Birmingham, Alabama.
Bo focused on sports from a young age and continued to pursue his sporting interests while attending Auburn University.
During his enrollment, he played for the school team, the Auburn Tigers.
His tenure with the Tigers led to one of his most famous plays, “Bo over the top,” a play that saw the star jump over the defensive line to score the game’s deciding touchdown.
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Midway through the 1986 MLB draft, he was drafted to his first team, the Kansas City Royals.
Around the same time his pro baseball career took off, so did his NFL fame.
From 1987 to 1990, the multi-hyphenated sports star played for the Los Angeles Raiders — they’ve since changed their name to the Las Vegas Raiders.
On March 18, 1991, the Royals parted ways with Bo after he sustained a left hip injury that left him unable to play.
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From 1991 to 1993, the baseball star played for the Chicago White Sox.
After his time with the California Angels in 1994, Bo retired at the age of 32.
What is Bo Jackson’s net worth?
Due to his popularity on both the baseball and football fields, Bo Jackson’s net worth is a topic of discussion among sports fanatics.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, the star athlete has amassed a fortune of $25 million.
Since retiring from MLB, Bo has lived in Burr Ridge, Illinois with his wife, Linda, and their three children[/caption]
Referring to his time in both baseball and football, the sports legend told USA Today, “It was always on my mind, even in college, I wanted to do both sports, even at the pro level.
“I know that Bo Jackson was once good for pro sports. I know that professional sports were great for Bo Jackson then and now.”
where is he today
On July 22, 2022, Bo Jackson announced that he had made a donation to help victims of the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, Texas.
The retired pro baseball player told PEOPLE: “It’s just not right for parents to bury their kids. It’s just not right.
“I know any family out there would probably work their ass off just to do what they do.”
He added: “The last thing they needed was to spend thousands of dollars on something that should never have happened.
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“I was just trying [with the donation] to put a little sunshine in someone’s cloud, a very dark cloud.
“I am praying for all families across the country who have lost loved ones to senseless shootings.”
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