Jackson might be the best athlete in the history of the Heisman. Not only did he run a best of 10.44 in the 100 meters at 6-1, 225 pounds, he also twice qualified for the NCAA indoor 60-yard dash while at Auburn (his 6.18 60 yard dash run in 1983 is still in the Auburn record books).
What was Bo Jackson’s 100 yard dash?
While at McAdory High School, Jackson competed as a sprinter, hurdler, jumper, thrower and decathlete. His best 100-meter time in high school was 10.44 seconds, but he would later run a 10.39 at Auburn. He also ran the 100-yard dash in 9.54 seconds.
Was Bo Jackson in the Olympics?
Bo was a multi talented athlete in baseball and football, but also he excelled on the track and qualified for the Olympics but never attended due to the responsibilities he had in baseball and football.