“If my mother put on a helmet and shoulder pads and a uniform that wasn’t the same as the one I was wearing, I’d run over her if she was in my way. And I love my mother.”
- BO JACKSON
“If my mother put Vincent Edward “Bo” Jackson (born November 30, 1962), eigth of ten children, was born and raised in Bessemer, Alabama. He is a retired American baseball and football player. He is the only athlete to be named an All-Star in two major American sports. He was named the greatest athlete of all time by ESPN. Jackson attended McAdory High School in McCalla, where as a senior he rushed for 1,175 yards in football and hit 20 home runs in 25 games in baseball, and set state records in the high and triple jumps and was a two-time state 100-dash champion.
Jackson attended Auburn University, winning the 1985 Heisman Trophy, annually awarded to the most outstanding collegiate football player in the United States.
In football, Jackson played running back for the Los Angeles Raiders of the National Football League. In baseball, he played left field and was a designated hitter for the Kansas City Royals, Chicago White Sox, and Anaheim Angels of the American League. He ran a 40-yard dash in 4.12 seconds (hand-timed), which is still the fastest verifiable 40-yard dash time ever recorded at any NFL Combine. A hip injury in January 1991 ended his football career and severely impaired his professional baseball career.