Today in Sports History: December 7

In 1985, Bo Jackson received the Hesiman Trophy. Jackson was a two-sport athlete at Auburn University and named was named as All-Star in both the National Football League and Major League Baseball. Jackson was dominant on the field and was drafted but he New York Yankees in 1982. He deferred to attend Auburn on a football scholarship where he attracted the NFLs attention. In 1986, he was drafted first overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The team required that he stop playing baseball in order to sign with them. Jackson declined the offer to sign with the Kansas City Royals. He reinterred the NFL Draft in 1987 and signed with the Oakland Raiders as the team’s seventh pick. 

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