Bo Jackson is former American football and baseball player who has an estimated net worth of over $18 million. He is considered to be one of the greatest athletes of all time. In 1996, he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. He ended his career after a hip injury in 1991. Jackson has appeared in various advertisements for Nike. In his career, Jackson won the Pro Bowl in 1990.
Biography & Wiki
Vincent Edward “Bo” Jackson was born in Bessemer, Alabama on November 30, 1962. He was named after Vince Edwards and he grew up in Bessemer. He has got nine siblings.
He went to a school in McCalla and was a decathlon state champion in his early years. He has set a state school record in 1982 with an indoor jump and triple jump of 6’9” and 48’8” respectively.
Jackson received a football scholarship to attend Auburn University, and he became a tremendous athlete both in football and baseball.
In 1987, Bo Jackson got married to Linda Jackson, who is a clinical psychologist. They have three children named Garrett, Nicholas, and Morgan. The family resides in Burr Ridge, Illinois.
Following his retirement, Jackson earned his BS degree in Family and Child Development from Auburn University in 1995.
In 1982, the New York Yankees selected Jackson in the MLB Draft, but he chose to go with Auburn University.
Bo Jackson began his career by playing baseball for his college. He played for his college in 1983 and then missed the following year due to an injury. Jackson played college baseball till 1986.
He also played college football and used to play for the Auburn Tigers football team. In the history of SEC, Jackson has run for a total of 4,303 yards. He was named as the Most Valuable Player in 1983. His total college career statistics include 272 receiving yards, 43 touchdowns, and an average of 6.6 points.
In 1986, he decided to play baseball for the Kansas City Royals. He has also played for the Memphis Chicks. In 1991, he played for the Chicago White Sox. He has played two seasons with them. Jackson has also played briefly for California Angels.
In the 1986 NFL Draft, Jackson was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but he never played for them. In 1987, he joined the Los Angeles Raiders and played with them till the 1990 NFL Season. His professional NFL statistics include 2,782 rushing yards, 16 touchdowns, and an average of 5.4 yards.
Awards & Achievements
In 1985, Bo Jackson won the Heisman Trophy. He has also won the Walter Camp Award in the same year. In 1985, he was named as the ‘Player of the Year’ by UPI and Sporting News. In 1989, Jackson was named as the All-Star Game ‘Most Valuable Player’. He won the Comeback Player of the Year Award by AL in 1993.
Net Worth of Bo Jackson
Bo Jackson has an estimated net worth of more than $18 million as of 2017. He made this fortune by playing both baseball and football professionally. Jackson is a popular figure of the late 1980s and early 1990s. He has also appeared in various TV shows, films, and commercials.
Bo Jackson is considered one of the most popular athletes in the USA. He had a successful career in both NFL and MLB. Post-retirement, Jackson continues to amaze fans with his charming personality. He is popular for the marketing campaign “Bo Knows”. He has appeared in various video games and also owns his original ‘Game Boy’ gaming system. In his honor, Nike released the ‘Nike Dunk’ shows in 2007.