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Vincent Edward "Bo" Jackson is an American retired athlete and a former multi-sport professional. Jackson played at the highest level of sports in the United States in both American football (NFL) and Baseball (MLB).
(1962 - )

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As a 9th grader, I competed with the high school kids and out of 600 people, I finished 10th.
 

Back before I injured my hip, I thought going to the gym was for wimps.
 

Being the 8th out of 10 kids, and being the one that stayed in trouble, I sort of became a momma's boy.
 

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.
 

Don't sell yourself short because without that you can't go far in life because after sports the only thing you know is sports and you can't do anything else with that.
 

First of all, I really never imagined myself being a professional athlete.
 

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.
 

I always wanted to be a pilot.
 

I am a firm believer in if you can't get it the old fashioned way, you don't need it.
 

I guarantee you that's what Jeff Gordon does. He uses everything the fans throw at him to stoke his fire and it drives him to be better at what he does.
 

I hate to blow my own horn, but I gave a lot of people fits.
 

I have been a fan all my life, but now I have been out of football for over 10 years, and out of baseball for a little over six years and I don't go to games.
 

I have no problem with my hips - I can still do the things that I used to do. I can run, I'm just not the fastest person on the field anymore.
 

I love going out and doing new things.
 

I was a pitcher, shortstop and outfielder, and the Yankees tried to sign me out of high school as a first-round draft pick in 1981. I turned them down to go to college.
 

I was always active - I went from baseball to football. I didn't have time to work out.
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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.
 

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've always played with kids that were five, six, seven years older than me.
 

I've taken up golf in the past five or six years, and most of the time there aren't too many people out there that can drive a ball further than I can.
 


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