Do you know Bo Jackson?
Vincent Edward “Bo” Jackson (born November 30, 1962) is a retired American baseball and football player. He was the first athlete to be named an All-Star in two major American sports, and also won the Heisman Trophy in 1985. …
He also 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 (fluke) hip injury in January 1991 ended his football career and severely impaired his professional baseball career. …
He grew up poor and fatherless. And became one of the great success stories of American pro sport.
I saw the most wonderful documentary, You Don’t Know Bo – ESPN Films: 30 for 30.
Click PLAY or watch part 1 on YouTube.
Clearly one of the most “talented” athletes. Ever.
In the documentary many of his coaches tell that he was un-coachable. Day 1 he could could do … anything he tried. He couldn’t see the point of practice.
Bo will forever be known as a cultural icon and one of the most famous athletes of all time. This film will examine the truths and tall tales that surround Jackson, and how his seemingly impossible feats captured our collective imagination for an all-too-brief moment in time.
If you don’t know Bo, you’ve probably seen one of his famous Nike commercials. He and Michael Jordan were their first big stars.
Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube. (30sec)