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Bo Jackson visits, Boise State football team speaks

Bronco fans get a preview of the Boise State football team during the annual spring game

Boise State football gave the Bronco fans a first look at the 2019 team during the annual spring game scrimmage on the blue turf at Albertsons Stadium.

Boise State football gave the Bronco fans a first look at the 2019 team during the annual spring game scrimmage on the blue turf at Albertsons Stadium.

Some pretty incredible athletes have appeared in the Bleymaier Football Center of Boise State, but nobody looks like Monday morning.

Bo Jackson, the only person who was an All-Star in Major League Baseball and a Pro Bowler in the National Football League, spoke to the Broncos at a surprising, one-hour team meeting.

"Every time you have an athlete as dominant as Bo Jackson, it's a great opportunity to hear his story," said Boise State coach Bryan Harsin in a statement to the Idaho statesman. "Bo was gracious enough to spend some time with our team and our trainers who are talking about football, school and life today, and the decisions you make along the way to commit yourself to being successful in each team. He let our boys sit on the edge of their seats, as the name Bo Jackson has a huge influence. & # 39;

Jackson won the 1985 Heisman Trophy and was the No. 1 choice in the next NFL Draft. He didn't want to play for the Buccaneers, the team that set him up, so he continued a baseball career and made his MLB debut with the Royals in September 1986. He was then summoned by the Raiders and played four seasons, hastening to 2,782 yards before a hip injury ended his football career.

In eight MLB seasons with the Royals, White Sox and Angels, Jackson hit 141 homeruns. He was famous for the unstoppable version in the original Nintendo version of Tecmo Bowl, and he did some incredible things on the diamond, such as scaling a wall after a spinning catch or breaking bats on his knee or head .

Jackson was in Boise for a business meeting with Albertsons, according to Boise State. He has a line of food products called Bo Jackson Signature Foods (hamburgers, seafood, beef, steaks, and sticky packages).

Since 2013, Jackson has organized a bike ride through his home state of Alabama to support his emergency aid fund.

Dave Southorn graduated from the University of Colorado in 2004. He has been treating Boise State Athletics since 2005 and has been working with the Idaho statesman since 2013. He has won several Idaho Press Club awards and once won a competition that designs a play for the Seattle Seahawks.

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