Bo Jackson is one of the greatest modern athletes in history.
won the Heisman Trophy in 1985 for the Auburn Tigers and went on to
become an All Pro running back for the Los Angeles Raiders and an All
Star outfielder with the Kansas City Royals in Major League Baseball.
He is the first athlete to be an All Star in both sports.
Jackson was drafted as the first pick of the 1986 NFL Draft, but he opted to play baseball for the Kansas City Royals instead. Following the 1987 baseball season, Jackson decided to play football and joined the Los Angeles Raiders.
What may have been one of the greatest careers in sports history was drastically altered during a playoff game in 1991. Jackson
suffered a serious hip injury on a tackle, ending his football career
and threatening his baseball career. Jackson had to have hip
replacement surgery. Following his surgery, Jackson made a comeback
with the Chicago White Sox in 1993, and incredibly, with his first
swing, hit a home run in his first at-bat.