Bo Jackson
Bo Jackson
Celebrated Name: Bo Jackson
Real Name/Full Name: Vincent Edward “Bo” Jackson
Gender: Male
Age: 61 years old
Birth Date: 30 November 1962
Birth Place: Bessemer, Alabama, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.85 m
Weight: 104 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Linda Jackson (m. 1987)
Children: Yes (Garrett Jackson, Nicholas Jackson, Morgan Jackson)
Profession: Former football and baseball player
Net Worth in 2024: $18 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Bo Jackson is a former American football and baseball player who is considered to be one of the greatest athletes of all time. In 1996, he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. He ended his career after a hip injury in 1991. Jackson has appeared in various advertisements for Nike. In his career, Jackson won the Pro Bowl in 1990.

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Early Life

Vincent Edward “Bo” Jackson was born in Bessemer, Alabama on November 30, 1962. He was named after Vince Edwards, and he grew up in Bessemer. He has got nine siblings.

He went to a school in McCalla and was a decathlon state champion in his early years. He set a state school record in 1982 with an indoor jump and triple jump of 6’9” and 48’8” respectively.

Jackson received a football scholarship to attend Auburn University, and he became a tremendous athlete both in football and baseball.

Personal Life

In 1987, Bo Jackson got married to Linda Jackson, who is a clinical psychologist. They have three children named Garrett, Nicholas, and Morgan. The family resides in Burr Ridge, Illinois.

Following his retirement, Jackson earned his BS degree in Family and Child Development from Auburn University in 1995.

In 1982, the New York Yankees selected Jackson in the MLB Draft, but he chose to go with Auburn University.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 30 November 1962, Bo Jackson is 61 years old as of today’s date 11th July 2024. His height is 1.85 m tall, and weight is 104 kg.


Bo Jackson began his career by playing baseball for his college. He played for his college in 1983 and then missed the following year due to an injury. Jackson played college baseball until 1986.

He also played college football and used to play for the Auburn Tigers football team. In the history of the SEC, Jackson has run for a total of 4,303 yards. He was named as the Most Valuable Player in 1983. His total college career statistics include 272 receiving yards, 43 touchdowns, and an average of 6.6 points.

In 1986, he decided to play baseball for the Kansas City Royals. He has also played for the Memphis Chicks. In 1991, he played for the Chicago White Sox. He has played two seasons with them. Jackson has also played briefly for California Angels.

In the 1986 NFL Draft, Jackson was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but he never played for them. In 1987, he joined the Los Angeles Raiders and played with them till the 1990 NFL Season. His professional NFL statistics include 2,782 rushing yards, 16 touchdowns, and an average of 5.4 yards.

Awards & Achievements

In 1985, Bo Jackson won the Heisman Trophy. He has also won the Walter Camp Award in the same year. In 1985, he was named as the ‘Player of the Year’ by UPI and Sporting News. In 1989, Jackson was named as the All-Star Game ‘Most Valuable Player’. He won the Comeback Player of the Year Award by AL in 1993.

Net Worth & Salary of Bo Jackson in 2024

Bo Jackson Net Worth 2019As of July 2024, Bo Jackson has an estimated net worth of more than $18 million. He made this fortune by playing both baseball and football professionally. Jackson is a popular figure of the late 1980s and early 1990s. He has also appeared in various TV shows, films, and commercials.

Bo Jackson is considered one of the most popular athletes in the USA. He had a successful career in both the NFL and MLB. Post-retirement, Jackson continues to amaze fans with his charming personality. He is popular for the marketing campaign “Bo Knows”. He has appeared in various video games and also owns his original ‘Game Boy’ gaming system. In his honour, Nike released the ‘Nike Dunk’ shows in 2007.


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