Vincent Edward “Bo” Jackson is a former baseball and American football player who is the epitome of motivation. He is one of the few athletes to be named an All-Star in two major sports, and the only one to do so in both baseball and football. He is widely considered one of the greatest athletes of all time. While at Auburn University, Jackson won the 1985 Heisman Trophy, annually awarded to the outstanding collegiate football player in the United States. Jackson was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1996.
In 1989 and 1990, Jackson’s name became known beyond just sports fans through the “Bo Knows” advertising campaign, a series of advertisements by Nike, starring Jackson alongside Rock and Roll Hall of Fame musician Bo Diddley, promoting a cross-training athletic shoe named for Jackson.
More quotes from Bo Jackson
Back before I injured my hip, I thought going to the gym was for wimps.
I would say my greatest achievement in life right now – my greatest achievement period is – and I’m still trying to achieve it – is to be a wonderful father to my kids.
I also tell them that your education can take you way farther than a football, baseball, track, or basketball will – that’s just the bottom line.
But now in this day and age, people are more prone to go out to try new things to enhance their performance on the field – to enhance their physical appearance.
So you have to be more mentally focused in baseball.
If you have four years to complete your college education, do it.
I was the type of guy that used to get up in the morning and go out and just out run everybody on the field without stretching or warming up or anything.
First of all, I really never imagined myself being a professional athlete.
As a 9th grader, I competed with the high school kids and out of 600 people, I finished 10th.