Legendary athlete who played two professional American sports, baseball and football, spawning Nike's famous Bo Knows ad campaign; named MVP of the 1989 MLB All-Star game and retired from the majors after playing 9 seasons and hitting 141 home runs.
He won the 1985 Heisman trophy and was selected to the 1990 NFL Pro Bowl as a member of the Los Angeles Raiders.
He appeared in ProStars, an NBC Saturday morning cartoon that featured Michael Jordan and him fighting crime and helping children.
He rushed for 1,175 yards and hit 20 home runs in 25 games in his senior year at McAdory High School in McCalla, Alabama.
He married Linda Jackson in 1987 and the couple had three children together.
- The meaning of the name Jackson: Son Of Jack/John