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Yearbook, Nov. 30: Bo's special day

11/30/2012

Nov. 30, 1962 and 1987: Today is a big day for double-sport legend Bo Jackson. Before starring in both Major League Baseball and the National Football League -- and before winning the Heisman Trophy at Auburn University -- Vincent Edward Jackson was born on this day 50 years ago.

Bo's birthday would be a big deal 25 years later, too. That's when Jackson -- in just the fifth NFL game of his career, after choosing baseball and the Kansas City Royals first then signing with the Los Angeles Raiders -- blew up on "Monday Night Football," with 221 yards and two touchdowns on just 18 carries (plus a receiving touchdown and this famous highlight) in his team's 37-14 road win over the Seattle Seahawks.

It was Jackson's first and only 200-yard game -- and his first 100-yard game, for that matter -- but didn't portend an overwhelming career for the dual threat. Although he did become the first player ever to be a baseball All-Star and an NFL Pro Bowler, a 1990 hip injury ended his NFL career and slowed his MLB one.

No matter what, though, if you ask anyone: Bo knows.