Vincent Edward "Bo" Jackson (born November 30, 1962 in Bessemer,
Alabama) is an American athlete and a former multi-sport
professional. Jackson played at the highest level of sports in the
United States in both American football and baseball.
In football, Jackson played running back for the Los Angeles
Raiders of the National Football League. In baseball, Jackson
played left field and designated hitter for the Kansas City Royals,
the Chicago White Sox, and the California Angels of the American
League in Major League Baseball.
Although a hip injury severely impaired his professional career,
Jackson was the first athlete to be named an All-Star in two major
sports. Before his professional career, he earned the 1985 Heisman
Trophy, the prize annually awarded to the most outstanding
collegiate football player in the United States.
In 1989 and 1990, Jackson's name became known beyond just sports
fans through the "Bo Knows".