|Real Name/Full Name||Vincent Edward Jackson|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Bo Jackson|
|Birth Place:||Bessemer, Alabama|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||30 November 1962|
|Age/How Old:||60 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 185 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 1″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 103 Kg
In Pounds – 227 lbs
|Parents Name:||Father – A.D Adams
Mother – Florence Bond
|Kids/Children Name:||Garrett, Nicholas and Morgan|
|Profession:||Retired baseball and football player|
|Net Worth:||$30 million|
|Last Updated:||November 2022|
If you have been a good football and baseball fan, you will agree that these are two sports that can never be mixed together. Even the best footballers in the world have never tried mixing the two. In fact, many believe that if you are gifted in football, you should only concentrate on football and nothing else.
However, Bo Jackson came up with a different narrative when he proved that you can be good in football and baseball at the same time. As a result, he became the first in the history of the sport to hold the All-Star title in both football and football. At the same time, due to his expertise in different sports and participation in them all, he was named among the greatest athletes of all time. He played college football for Auburn Tigers and as also played for many other teams since then.
Well, how well do you know about Bo Jackson? If not much, here is what we know about Bo Jackson to date.
Biography and Early Life
It was on the 30th of November in 1962 when it was confirmed that a baby boy had been born in the family of A.D Adams and Florence Bond. He was named Vincent Edward “Bo” Jackson and was born in Bessemer, Alabama in the United States of America. His mother decided to name him Vincent Edward after her favorite actor Vince Edwards.
He had a tendency of always getting into trouble and his family, therefore, described him as Wild Boar Hog. His parents loved children and as a result, they had a total of 10 and Bo Jackson was the 8th which means he has 7 older siblings and two younger siblings. The names of his siblings are however not described.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Bo Jackson in 2022 and what is his height and weight? Well, Bo Jackson’s age is 60 years old as of today’s date 30th November 2022 having been born on 30 November 1962. Though, he is 6′ 1″ in feet and inches and 185 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 227lbs in Pound and 103kg in Kilograms.
Bo Jackson was born and raised in Bessemer, Alabama and this is exactly the same place where he spent most of his life including his childhood years. He started schooling at McCalla and this is also the same place where his career started as a running back and he rushed for 1,185 yards as a high school senior.
In 25 games in high school, he managed to hit 20 home runs for McAdory’s baseball team in the senior season. He earned many other titles as a senior student in high school. After graduating from high school, he joined Auburn University, although he had been selected by the New York Yankees during the 1982 Major League Baseball draft second round.
Auburn University gave them a football scholarship. He joined Auburn University to fulfil a promise he had made to his mother of being the first to enroll into a major college in the family. Pat Dye the major coach of Auburn recruited Jackson to the team as well as the assistant coach Bobby Wallace. He did very well in college and he became a tremendous athlete in baseball and football.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Bo Jackson is a great and successful man not only as an athlete but also as a married man. Bo is married to Linda who is a rehabilitation counselor, and they have three kids together. They have two sons together named Garret and Nicholas and one daughter named Morgan. The couple live in Burr Ridge, Illinois together with their children.
Jackson is a board member of Burr Ridge Bank and Trust and even after First Community Financial Bank acquired the bank, they still retained him as a board member. However, he left the bank after it was acquired by Busey Bank. Apart from being a successful athlete, Jackson has a great relationship with many people and has been admired by many people to date.
Is Bo Jackson Gay?
Bo Jackson is not gay. For several years now, Bo and his wife Linda have been married and they have three kids together. This is enough to prove that he has no interest in men.
Jackson’s career in baseball was more following college. Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected him to play in the 1986 NFL Draft and they used the first overall pick. However, he refused to play for them as they once forced him to miss his senior college baseball season. This was after he visited the Buccaneers’ team facilities. They lied to him that the visited had been approved by NCAA which he later realized it was a lie. Unfortunately, this costed him as he was barred from playing college sports in baseball.
On the other hand, he is also known for playing football where he was selected in the 1987 NFL Draft in the 7th round of the 183rd pick to play for Los Angeles Raiders. He was however not interested initially as he wanted to focus more on playing baseball. However, when Raider’s owner Al Davis allowed him to play both sports, he agreed to join the team.
Apart from the many titles he has won over his career in both baseball and football, he also won several awards. Some of these awards include; Comeback Player of the Year Award in 1993 by AL and Player of the Year Award by Sporting News and UPI in 1985 among others.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Bo Jackson in 2022
Bo Jackson has been out of the field for many years now, but he still very rich and enjoying a comfortable life. As of 2022, he has a net worth of $30 million. He earned this wealth in athletics as well as an actor and an entrepreneur.
Apart from being an athlete, Bo has also been featured in several video games like “Tecmo Bowl” and “Bo Jackson Baseball” among others.