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What You Should Know About Bo Jackson

# As a collegian, Tampa Bay offered millions, but he signed a low budget contract with the Kansas City Royals.

# The geniuses with x’s and o’s pegged Jackson as a cross between OJ Simpson and Jimmy Brown.

# His senior season at Auburn, He ran off with the MVP trophies in the Cotton and Japan Bowls.

# As a freshman baseball player at Auburn, Jackson once struck out 21 times in a row.

# When Bo selected baseball over football, he became the NFL’s first number one draft choice since Pete Dawkins of Army in 1958 to decline emloyment in football.

# He became the fourth straight Heisman Trophy winner to bypass the NFL;  1982 winner Herschel Walker (Georgia), 1983 winner Mike Rozier (Nebraska), and 1984 winner Doug Flutie (Boston College), all signed with the United States Football League.

# A situation similar to Jackson’s was that of Kirk Gibson.  An All-American football player at Michigan State (wide receiver), Gibson signed with Detroit after his junior year.  He continued to play football his senior year.

# In his first season with the minor league Memphis Chicks, Bo had a one-week stretch where he had eleven hits in 29 at-bats and a 554 foot grand slam HR.  He was named the Southern League’s Player of the Week.

# In Jackson’s first at-bat in the major leagues, he singled to right off of future Hall of Famer Steve Carlton.

# During his second week in the majors, Bo went 4 for 4 against Seattle.  Three of those hits were infield singles.

# NFL scouts timed Jackson in 4.2 in the forty yard dash, and he’s been timed in 3.5 seconds going from home plate to first base.

# His first major league homer was a 475 foot shot that some say was the longest ball ever hit in Royals Stadium.

 

 

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A GREAT COLLEGE GAME

Flutie Outduels Kosar – Hail Mary pass beats Hurricanes

January 1, 1984 – The Orange Bowl showcased two outstanding quarterbacks in Doug Flutie of Boston College and Bernie Kosar of Miami. The two cerebral signal-callers put on an awesome display of passing by combining for 919 yards through the airways and 92 points. Flutie put it up 46 times for 472 yards, and Kosar 38 times for 447 yards. The Eagles trailed the Hurricanes 45-41 with six seconds left, and they had the football at Miami’s 48 yard line. Continue reading Doug Flutie Trivia | Boston College Great