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The Legend of Bo Jackson

Vincent Edward "Bo" Jackson was born November 30, 1962.  His mother named him after her favorite actor, Vince Edwards. 

Bo attended McAdory High School where he played baseball and was the running back of the school's football team.  In his senior year, he rushed for 1,175 yards and also hit 20 home runs in 25 games.

In 1982 Bo was drafted by the New York Yankees in the second round, but wanted to attend Auburn University on a football scholarship.  He became an excellent athlete in both football and baseball.

While at Auburn he rushed for 4,303 career yards, which was the fourth best in SEC history. He finished his career with an SEC record of 6.6 yards a carry. 

For his performance in 1985 Jackson was awarded the Heisman Trophy, in ...

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