Bo Jackson

Timeline created by billyworrell
  • Vincent Edward "Bo" Jackson is born

    Bo is born in Bessemer, Alabama and has 9 siblings total.
  • High School

    Bo begins high school at McEdory in McCalla, Alabama. He rushed for 1175 yards in football and hit 21 homeruns his senior season of baseball. He was a two-time 100 meter dash state champion.
  • Yankees

    Yankees draft Bo in the 1982 MLB Draft and offer him 1 million dollars but he decides to stay at Auburn on the football scholarship.
  • College

    Bo attends Auburn Univeristy. Played baseball and football.
  • Heisman Award

    Bo Jackson wins the Heisman Award. Bo finished his career at Auburn with 4575 total yards and 45 total touchdowns. His number, 34, was retired at Auburn University.
  • NFL Draft

    Bo gets drafted by the Raiders in the seventh round.
  • MLB

    Bo gets chosen to play for the Kansas City Royals and begins his professional baseball as he is still apart of the Raiders.
  • Nike

    Bo's dominance in sports is lead by "Bo Knows" Nike commercials and eventually Bo's own shoe line.
  • Bo's Injury

    Bo suffers a hip bone fractue in a playoff game that would end his football career. Bo rushed for 2782 yards and 16 touchdowns and recieved for 352 yards and 2 touchdowns in his short NFL career. The injury ended his baseball career temporarily.
  • Bo returns to MLB

    Bo returns and plays for the Chicago White Sox. Bo hit a homerun on his first swing back at the plate. He finished his last 2 seasons of baseball with 29 homeruns.
  • Bo retires

    Bo decides to step down and retire from playing all sports. Bo says in an interview that he just woke up one morning and decided he was going to retire.
  • Bo finishes school

    Bo goes to Alabama Univeristy to finish getting degree in family and child development because he promised his mother that he would, before she passed away.
  • Bo's help to others

    Bo sets up a foundation for underprivliged children named the "Give Me A Chance Foundation."
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