Bo Jackson Stats
Banffy is not involved with the treatment of Tagovailoa but has experience with hip injuries. I take that to mean when the big moment presented itself he had an amazing performance. And he would only lose to Usain on the track not on the diamond or grid iron.
He played in the National Football League for the Los Angeles Raiders and in Major League Baseball for the Kansas City Royals, Chicago White Sox, and California Angels. Should Tagovailoa skip his senior year for the draft, the recovery time will cut into the NFL draft workout season. The pro scouting combine is Feb. 24-March 2 in Indianapolis, so he wouldn’t likely be ready for physical testing.
Once again, he had his best performance in the Iron Bowl, the annual rivalry game between Alabama and Auburn. Obviously, Jackson was very heavily recruited coming out of high school.
I believe that the distance was accurate, but the timing was by hand or some kind of electronic finish but combined with a hand start. Electronic timing was available at that time (mid 1980s) and Bo claims he was electronically timed. With no records besides Bo Jackson saying so on TV, we cannot truly state with confidence that it really happened. Let’s project out the world records as well as the splits of Usain Bolt, since the 50 m and 55 m times are rarely run now, and even indoor competition is less participated by elites. I’d say this is one of Jackson’s more popular rookie cards among collectors.
But he was able to return late in the year and lead Auburn to the Liberty Bowl, where they would defeat Arkansas 22-15, with Jackson being the MVP. In his sophomore year, Bo rushed 158 times for 1,213 yards, and a 7.7 average.
His rookie cards are still very popular as fans continue to buy them up. He was a six-time Pro Bowl tight end during his career with the Eagles, Dolphins and Packers. He was a member of the Packers squad that won Super Bowl XXXI. DeSean Jackson was the first rookie to lead the Eagles in receptions since Keith Jackson did it in 1988. Jackson suffered an NFL career-ending hip injury from a seemingly routine tackle at the end of a 34-yard run in a playoff game on January 13, 1991, against the Bengals. He spoke by phone Sunday with AL.com and was able to answer many of the questions that surround an injury uncommon in football and associated with the shortened career of Bo Jackson.
During his career he ripped off runs of 92, 91 and 88 yards each. Only O.J. Simpson’s career long run of 94 yards can surpass Jackson’s lengths for running backs of this series. Los Angeles Raiders of the National Football League (NFL) during his short but storied professional career and who is widely considered one of the greatest all-around athletes in history. Other fantastic multi-sport athletes from history are Jim Thorpe, Michael Jordan, Otto Graham, and Deion Sanders.
Who knows what can happen on a given day as many feats of sport are flashes in the pan, but if I was a better man here I would not put my money of Bo against the clock that was reported. Looking at the above chart requires some interpretation context since the NFL 40 yard dash and track sprint events are timed differently. Remember from the Usain Bolt 40 yard dash article the difference between running time, running time with reaction time, and the NFL combine is that each measurement is different.
Even if all of this was true and he has 3.4 adjusted speed to the bunt he did in March, why didn’t Bo run 3.7 or 3.8 if he is a 4.12 combine performer. No video of him playing ever showed legendary time to first, and with baseball having high sampling opportunities, it leads us to believe that the combine time was simply hand timing and Bo was just fast, but not legendary. Instead of working backwards to project a 40 yard dash, what would someone likely need to do at the combine to run a 4.12? It was very unlikely that they timed it electronically but very likely they looked at first movement and estimated his finish using a stopwatch. A great aspect of a football field is that the sport is measured and labeled on the field, making me wonder why people are so reliant on GPS technology with scripted plays, but that is another story.
Bo Jackson rookie cards will never reach the value of lets say Jim Brown or Walter Payton rookies, but they are still a great investments. He will always be remembered as one of the greatest athletes ever. Graded versions of these baseball cards sell for around $45 if graded in perfect condition. He will always be remembered as one of the greatest athletes the world has ever seen. What’s unique is that he has two different types of rookie cards.
Actually, thereisa Bo Jackson card in this set where he is playing baseball but in top condition it’s about three-times more prevelant than the football version. Technically, this is not a baseball card as Jackson is pictured in his Auburn football uniform.
According to the sports science team at ESPN, the world’s greatest ‘athlete’ is the multi-sport champion Bo Jackson. He was found to be the greatest ATHLETE (but not necessarily the greatest PLAYER).
Jackson only played for four seasons before he had a career-ending hip injury. The fact he had so many long runs in such a short amount of time is mind boggling.
These Bo Jackson cards were mass produced and sell for around $2-$3 ungraded. These Bo Jackson rookies are still popular with collectors because of their affordability. This is a great Bo Jackson baseball card that is much harder to find then the Topps rookie. These cards sell very well for $3-$5 and are still considered his rookie cards even though they were produced in 1987. Jackson was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2010 after spending most of his career with the Saints as a member of the «Dome Patrol» — the nickname of the team’s linebackers.
Here’s a list of Football Rookie Cards of Deion Sanders that are currently for sale on eBay and some other online shops. The month with the most cards sold was May 2020 with an average selling price of $5.55 for a Football Card of Deion Sanders. Sold items reached their highest average selling price in June 2018 with $56.54 and the month that saw the lowest prices with $0.99 was February 2011. In average, a Rookie Card from Deion Sanders is valued with $4.99.
And every kid who played Tecmo Bowl for Nintendo wanted to be the Raiders because Jackson was so unbelievably dominant. Jackson once had 221 rushing yards in a single game, which is the 24th-best single game total in the history of the NFL. That is the second-highest total in the history of the NFL (minimum 500 attempts).
If for some miracle, electronic timing was done and it recorded the performance as a 4.12, we are likely to have been robbed the greatest athlete in American history, and should be grateful of his few years of play years ago. What is important to take from this article is that sport is about definitions and speed is relative, so do your homework to ensure one is speaking the same language.
Yards per attempt is the single most important statistic when considering greatness for a RB. In 2005, Sanders challenged all pro athletes from all four major sports to donate $1,000 to Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, with the goal to raise between $1.5 and $3 million dollars. Famous for playing at an All-Star caliber level as both an outfielder for the Kansas City Royals and running back for the Oakland Raiders, Jackson’s multi-sport skills fit well in Sport Science’s formula. Jackson would play with the White Sox for just three years, signing with the California Angels following the 1993 season. Still, in his time in Chicago, Bo did make his one and only playoff appearance, when the Sox were knocked off by the Blue Jays in six games.
In baseball, he found great success as the Tigers’ center fielder. Although his baseball stats and performances are not as well documented as they were for football, he was a top-notch player in both sports. In his last college football game, he was named the 1986 Cotton Bowl’s Most Outstanding Offensive Player.
All of these men are fantastic athletes, but I feel that it is safe to say that Jackson ranks above them all. He then moved on to the Angels, where, again, he played both left and right field, as well as designated hitter. The combination of his injury and the infamous MLB Strike were enough to make him call it quits. His professional baseball career began in 1986 when he was drafted by the Kansas City Royals as was said before. He never played more than 11 games in a season, but there are tons of memorable moments and performances from the Wild Boar’s career.
More evidence is sure to pop up as fans want closure on the subject, and we will really never know for sure unless hidden film is found in some storage facility of a marked 40 yard dash and is broken down by some sport scientist. He, in my opinion, was timed by hand and the time was reported to him verbally.
Jackson finished his career in San Francisco and was a member of the 49ers’ Super Bowl XXIX championship team. The CHIKARA professional wrestling tag team the Throwbacks (baseball player Dasher Hatfield and football player Mark «Mr. Touchdown» Angelosetti) have a finishing move called «Bo Jackson».
Track and Field starts timing as soon as the gun goes off, meaning the athlete must react to the sound, and this is a little over a tenth of a second on average. In Track and Field, the athlete’s running time is added to the reaction time as they measure the running through the finish line with a camera. In the NFL combine, each athlete runs multiple times by himself, and instead of an athlete reacting to a gun, a starter is reacting to the athlete’s first movement, something very prone to human error. Most of the time, the starter is late because most brains will start only after a strong visual confirmation of movement, and that is likely to be total distance moved, likely giving the athlete a time cushion. Therefore, when reading the yellow highlighted times, we are assuming that, somehow, the mid-1980s used a currently-used NFL timing setup and adjusted Usain Bolt’s running time by subtracting 0.1 seconds.
That year, he spent most of his time in the Royals’ farm system, where he played right field and designated hitter for the Memphis Chicks. He was called up to play for Kansas City on a couple occasions, put saw most of his time in the minors that year. In his four-year career, Jackson racked up carried the ball 515 times for 2,872 rushing yards, giving him a 5.4 average, and scored 16 touchdowns. In addition, he caught 40 passes for 352 yards, which is 8.8 yards per catch, and two more scores. And he did this all while in the same backfield as Hall of Fame halfback Marcus Allen.
Bo’s times in the 40 and the 100 be them stuff of legend or not, isn’t for us to decide is it ? Bo was a legendary performer, who played 2 sports and was an MVP at both. Billy Hamilton, according to “league sources” ran 3.3 to first base, an apparent record according to the Reds. The problem is that while it is likely to be less than 30 yards because of the bag being the mark instead of his center of mass, Billy is a switch hitter and time must be added.
He signed with the Los Angeles Raiders in 1987 after they drafted him in the seventh round of the draft, 183rd overall. Owner Al Davis allowed him to miss the beginning of each season to finish up with baseball and join the team midseason. In 1984, as a junior, Jackson missed a big portion of the season with a separated shoulder.
That extreme popularity helps keep his rookie cards on the radars of many modern sports card collectors to this day. There is no question that Bo Jackson was an incredible athlete and we will forever remember him for his talent on both the baseball and football fields. That ability to play both sports at the highest level is Bo Jackson’s biggest legacy. First on our list is Bo Jackson’s 1986 Topps Traded rookie card.
His best performance of the year came against Alabama, when he carried the ball 20 times, going for 256 yards, which is a 12.4 average. He proved to be an immediate difference maker, scoring the game-winning touchdown against hated rival Alabama, which gave Auburn their first win in the series in over a decade. As a senior in football, Jackson rushed 108 times for 1,173 yards, which comes out to 10.9 yards per carry, and 17 touchdowns. This black bordered card gets an A for design, but grades poorly do to thin card stock.
With Jackson’s case, he developed premature arthritis, which led to a full hip replacement and the end of his NFL career. Instant fear surrounded the connection between Tagovailoa’s injury and the one that ended Bo Jackson’s pro football career.
In his four seasons in the NFL, Jackson rushed for 2,782 yards and 16 touchdowns with an average yards per carry of 5.4. Jackson’s 221 yards on November 30, 1987, just 29 days after his first NFL carry, is still a Monday Night Football record. Jackson began to show his true potential in 1989, when he was voted to start for the American League All-Star team, and was named the game’s MVP for his play on both offense and defense. In the top of the first inning, he caught Pedro Guerrero’s 2-out line drive to left-center field to save two runs. Then he led off the bottom of the first—his first All-Star plate appearance—with a monstrous 448-foot (137 m) home run off Rick Reuschel of the San Francisco Giants.
NBC-TV announcer Vin Scully exclaimed, «Look at that one! Bo Jackson says hello!» Wade Boggs followed with his own home run, making them the first pair in All-Star history to lead off their side’s first with back-to-back home runs. In the 2nd inning, he beat out the throw on a potential double play to drive in the eventual winning run. He then stole second base, making him the second player in All-Star Game history to hit a home run and steal a base in the same game (the first was Willie Mays). Jackson finished the game with two hits in four at-bats, one run scored, and two RBI. Jackson played college football for the Auburn Tigers, and won the Heisman Trophy in 1985.
One of the most notable plays of Bo’s career came on June 5, 1989. The Royals, Jackson’s team at the time, were playing Seattle Mariners. Bo is the only player in NFL history to have two rushes of at least 90 yards. The longest runs of his career were 92, 91, and 88 yards apiece. But before we get into his baseball career, we should talk about his days as a football professional football player.
The day he committed himself to Auburn marked the beginning of one the most prolific careers in college sports history. These Bo Jackson rookie cards grade very well and are much more limited than some of the other cards mentioned. This retro style, brown, wood bordered card reminds many of the 1968 Topps and 1955 Bowman baseball cards.