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On This Day In Alabama History: Bo Jackson Was Born

| November 30, 2019 @ 10:00 am

By Alabama NewsCenter Staff

Vincent Edward “Bo” Jackson was a standout athlete at McAdory High School in McCalla, winning two state decathlon titles, throwing baseball no-hitters and playing both offense and defense on the football squad. He was drafted by the New York Yankees out of high school but chose to attend Auburn University. He continued to play multiple sports, but it was on the football field where Jackson rose to national prominence. He earned All-American honors as a running back and in 1985 won the coveted Heisman Trophy. That year, he rushed for 1,786 yards and 17 touchdowns. Jackson was drafted by the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers but spurned the offer, signing with Major League Baseball’s Kansas City Royals organization…

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