Bo Jackson celebrated his 50th birthday today. As a kid there were few athletes I admired more than Bo Jackson. Quite simply the man could do it all. Whether is was crushing fastballs out to straight away center as a member of the Kansas City Royals or running over Brian Bosworth on Monday Night Football for the Raiders, Bo had a flair for the dramatic. It’s one of my biggest sporting regrets not to see him play in person.
Thanks to the SI vault here’s a look at 50 classic pics of Bo Jackson. If these pics aren’t enough nostalgia for you perhaps a viewing of Jackson’s BO KNOWS campaign will suffice.