Bo Jackson

by Bchrome 21 Feb,2016
Bo Jackson
Body Stats
Height 6 Feet 1 Inch
Personal Info
  • Birth Name Vincent Edward Jackson
  • Birth Place Bessemer, Alabama
  • Famous Name Bo Jackson
  • Father A.D. Adams
  • Mother Florence Bond
  • Net Worth $ 16 million
  • Nationality American
  • Ethnicity Black
  • Currently Married Yes
  • Married to Linda Jackson (m. 1987)
  • Divorce N/A
  • Children N/A

Bo Jackson is a former American football and baseball player widely considered as one of the greatest athletes of all time. He is the only athlete to be named an All-Star in two major sports.

Jackson is the recipient of 1985 Heisman Trophy while he was at Auburn University and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1996. Besides, he has an estimated net worth over $16 million.

Net worth - $16 million

Jackson has the estimated net worth of about $16 million. His salary was around $2 million in 1990. He earned around $6.8 million from his baseball career and made $6.1 million from his football career.

Jackson received $4 million more at the end of his football career. He has earned $600,000 in the last two years from endorsements. His endorsement deal includes Nike and several other products.

Talking about his baseball career earnings, he was drafted by the Kansas City Royals as a 105th overall, in the 1986 amateur draft and eventually was offered a contract of worth $1 million. On the other hand, he also played football for the California Angels where he earned $1,000,000 as a salary in 1994.   

Bo Jackson had been sensational & remarkable in his game.  His admirers and followers follow him through social networking sites. People followed him on Twitter. He has a pleasant personality and he possesses the height of 6 feet and 1 inch and his build-up weight is 230 lbs.

Wife - Linda

Bo Jackson is a married man. His spouse name is Linda and she is a clinical psychologist by her profession. The lovely couples together have 3 children. The couple has two sons named Garrett and Nicholas, and a daughter named Morgan. Currently, he and his family happily reside at Burr Ridge, Illinois.

CAPTION: Bo Jackson with his family SOURCE: getty images

He has been loyal to his wife and not engaged in any extra affair. He doesn’t have any girlfriend.

Currently, he also serves as board directors of a bank in the United States. He also earns his popularity by making his appearance on the Spike TV reality shows, he has a fair image and is very straight by his sexuality.

Bo Jackson Short Bio

Bo Jackson was born as Vincent Edward "BoJackson on November 30, 1962, in Bessemer, Alabama, the United States. Son of Florence Bond and A.D. Adams, Jackson, he was the eighth among the ten children of his parents. He was named after his mother's favorite actor Vince Edwards. He is an American by his nationality and his ethnicity is black. His birth sign is Sagittarius.

His father A.D. Adams never married his mother Florence and had his own family. Jackson and his siblings were raised by his housekeeper mother who barely raised them.

Bo Jackson was a troublesome child as he often used to get into difficulty for breaking windows, stealing bicycles, and beating up the other kids in the neighborhood.

He achieved his B.SC degree in Family and Child Development from Auburn University. 

Bo Jackson went to McCalla for his higher education; he was outstanding throughout his high school and set several records in the game of baseball. He hit twenty-five home runs in twenty-five games for McAdory’s baseball throughout his senior season. He was also a two-time state champion in the decathlon. 

At his college, he proved to the viewer that he has dual talents and he was effective in baseball and football game. He sets several records throughout his college years. He also managed to win the Heisman Trophy in 1985 and honored by the most outstanding collegiate football player in the United States. 

Professional Career

Bo Jackson was included in the 1986 NFL Draft and was picked first overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He refused to play for the team as it was not NCCA-approved and missed the whole season. He was then picked by the Kansas City Royals fourth overall in the 1986 amateur draft.

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In 1989, he started with the American League All-Star team and was chosen the MVP. He was released by the Royals in 1991. He then moved to Chicago White Sox where he played two seasons.

Jackson then joined California Angels in 1994 and ended his career same year at the age of 32. His 8 years baseball career includes the average of 250, hit 141 home runs and 415 RBIs, with a slugging average of .474. In addition, he has also featured in several video games and television shows.

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