When you say you want a Bo Jackson jersey, you have to be specific. You could mean a Bo Jackson Royals jersey, from his time playing baseball in Kansas City. Or, you might actually be looking for an NFL throwback jersey from his years with the Los Angeles Raiders. The story of Bo Jackson is one of greatness in both baseball AND football, a feat few athletes have accomplished.
While at Auburn university, Jackson won the 1985 Heisman Trophy, while also playing college baseball. During his senior year of college, he was offered a visit to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ training facility, which he was told would be NCAA-approved. The visit turned out to be against the rules, and he was not allowed to play baseball his senior year. This led to Bo Jackson’s famous vow to never play for the Buccaneers, despite the fact that they selected him as the overall first pick of the 1986 NFL draft.
Instead, Bo Jackson turned down the offer from the Buccaneers, signing a 3 year MLB contract with the Kansas City Royals. From turning down the first pick in the NFL draft to signing a contract in MLB, it was clear that Bo Jackson was a world-class athlete with conviction. Following his first season with the Royals, Jackson then reported to the Los Angeles Raiders in the NFL. Just a few short weeks after his NFL debut, he played his famous Monday Night Football game against Brian Bosworth and the Seattle Seahawks. During that game, he racked up 221 yards and 3 touchdowns - one of them coming after running over Bosworth himself.
One of the few athletes to be named to MLB’s All Star Game and the NFL’s pro bowl, a Bo Jackson jersey represents greatness without compromise. Whether you’re a fan of him from his Royals days, his Raiders days, or even his White Sox or Angels days, a Bo Jackson throwback jersey is sure to be a staple in your collection. You don’t have to run on the wall to get your hands on a high quality Bo Jackson Royals jersey, all you have to do is order here and the rest is history. Check out our full selection of throwback jerseys today!