The Ballplayer: Bo Jackson
By Brett H., Flower Mound, TX
Epilogue: A ball player is hereNovember 30th, 1962
His eyes open. The same eyes that would pick up on the curve out of the hand, or see space down field some day. This, was Vincent Edward "Bo" Jackson. Names after his moms favorite actor, Vince Edwards, he was the eighth of ten children in his family. In their 3 room house in Bessemer, Alabama with just their mom, Bo grew up with struggles. Having inherited a stutter from his father, (whom he had never met) Bo was constantly made fun of. And he would funnel that anger through fighting/sports.
Most who watched Jackson play, couldn't believe what they were seeing. "That didn't just happen," but, it did. Or, High school, college, professional record breaker. Heisman winner. Pro bowler. Archer. He could do anything.
That is Bo Jackson.
"There are stars and there are superstars, and then there was Bo Jackson"-ESPN
This, is the story of the greatest athlete that has ever lived.